Category: Drawings

beach walk (Murramurang)

An ongoing series documenting walks along the high tide mark on Murramurang Beach on the south coast of New South Wales. A lovely beach, a wonderful walk. Just point the iPhone and shoot, whatever it captures, I draw. Highlight walks include the strangeness of seeing dozens of freshly dead fish, swept in by the storm the night before, stretching in a line along the beach to the confusion of the gulls.

CHARCOAL PENCIL on bfk rives
66 x 50 cm


drawings and studies

At the beginning of the year (how can it be August already?) I formulated a plan to execute a series of drawings of the girls as they make the inevitable journey through puberty. They may move faster thank I can keep up, though…


and I keep worrying at my bones.

murramarang walk

In April I took the family for a walk along the best beach in the world (at least for us) to check in on the remains of a whale that had washed up a few months before. It was the day after a big storm, the light was clear and strong and the beach was littered with seaweed that had been torn up by the waves. In amongst the weed were scores of newly dead fish. I have never seen anything like it before, even the gulls seemed perplexed.

The weed (and fish) made wonderful patterns along the beach. Inspiring patterns! These are a the start of a series of studies, which hopefully will translate into part of the larger work that Michele and I have launched ourselves into. So, it’s loose and expressive carborundum experiments by day, and these by night…