Distant Views of Portland
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by ian
1M ago
Along the section of the Jurassic Coast from the Isle of Purbeck as far as Lyme Regis the Isle of Portland is a constant presence. It’s not a true island, being connected to the Dorset mainland by a narrow causeway and by Chesil Beach, which starts at Portland and ends at the pretty village of Abbotsbury. It’s a fascinating place, shaped by centuries of quarrying and constantly battered by the elements. I hadn’t realised it at the time but it turns out Portland is sitting in the background of quite a few of my drawings. I accidentally made a series of pictures of distant views of Portland, so ..read more
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Daniel McNeil
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by ian
5M ago
This is Daniel McNeil (@danwalksuk on Instagram) who is walking the entire UK coastline to raise money for SSAFA, the armed forces charity. He started two and a half years ago and is due to finish in November. So far he has raised almost £30 000. Please give him a follow and make a donation – all the links can be found in his Instagram profile. He’s an actual genuinely inspirational person. The picture is A2, graphite pencil on paper. If you’re interested in purchasing it please contact me. All proceeds will go to Dan’s fundraising for SSAFA ..read more
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Purbeck Artisan Yard
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by ian
5M ago
The Purbeck Artisan Yard is a fantastic place in Wareham, Dorset that hosts the work of a number of local artists and makers. It’s full of really wonderful art of every kind. Each month they make spaces available for guest artists and throughout the whole of October I’ve got one of those spaces. I have nine original drawings and four giclée prints at the Yard. It’s open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm and it’s worth a visit. Wareham itself is a wonderful historic town, too. (It’s also where I grew up and where I used to fish ..read more
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Sid and Lily
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by ian
8M ago
I was lucky enough to be asked to draw these two gorgeous dogs. Both in graphite pencil on A4 paper. LilySid ..read more
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I Must Go Down to the Sea Again
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by ian
8M ago
Here’s my latest Dorset drawing, titled from John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever. Graphite pencil on paper, A3 It’s drawn with my usual Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Daler-Rowney smooth heavyweight cartridge paper. The location is the famous Durdle Door with the Isle of Portland in the distant background ..read more
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Society of Graphic Fine Art Open 23
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by ian
8M ago
The annual open exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art is a true celebration of drawing in all its forms and is held in the Mall Galleries in London. This year the exhibition ran from 13 to 18 March. This is the fourth year I’ve entered drawings into the exhibition and the first year I’ve entered as an associate member of the society. I had three pictures selected. Living in Dorset, it’s quite an investment of time and money to exhibit in London. It’s involved three trips, one to take the pictures up, one to visit the exhibition while it’s open, and one to collect the pictures after it ..read more
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Society of Graphic Fine Art Open 22
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by ian
1y ago
The annual open exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art is a true celebration of drawing in all its forms and is held in the Mall Galleries in London. This year the exhibition ran from 13 to 18 March. This is the fourth year I’ve entered drawings into the exhibition and the first year I’ve entered as an associate member of the society. I had three pictures selected. Living in Dorset, it’s quite an investment of time and money to exhibit in London. It’s involved three trips, one to take the pictures up, one to visit the exhibition while it’s open, and one to collect the pictures after it ..read more
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Collect Art magazine article
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by ian
1y ago
I was fortunate to be included in the 17th volume of Collect Art’s magazine, a special edition featuring twenty-five artists’ sketches and drawings. We were all asked more or less the same questions and it’s fascinating seeing the common threads and the differences. The work in the magazine is really wonderful, too. Just in case you’re interested, here are my answers to the questions I was asked. Where are you from and how does that affect your work? I live by the sea in Dorset in the south of England. I’m surrounded by light, water, open space and beautiful countryside. All of that inspires ..read more
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Birthday
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by ian
1y ago
Birthday Here’s another commission I completed in January. I had a lot of fun with this one. A lovely moment with lovely people. Birthday! Graphite pencil on paper, A3 As usual, I used Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Daler-Rowney heavyweight cartridge paper, with a blending stump for the background ..read more
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Pet Portrait Commissions
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by ian
1y ago
Here’s Ozzy, a beautiful black lab. Ozzy. Graphite pencil on paper, A3 I do love this picture but I have to admit it’s pretty much impossible for a labrador to be anything but gorgeous. I’m doing more pet commissions now so if you’re interested in me drawing your favourite dog, cat, rabbit, horse or tortoise (or any other pet) then please do get in touch. There’s more information here if you’d like to find out more first ..read more
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