Visual Riffs

Visual Riffs
I see the drawings and paintings below as visual riffs. They tend to be made in coffee shops, or in places of transit. The filmmaker David Lynch has a similar habit, albeit sat in diners over coffee refills. He describes these day-dreams as “interventions” and there’s even a napkin below named after him. I think of them as lyrical drawings, as, in addition to colour and patterning, they are composed of original song lyrics and fragments of text, or of conversation, real or imagined. Drawing is also a meditative practice which can punctuate a ‘to do’ list. Some of these pieces such as “Trumpet” and “Nashville Hearts” are clearly musical, or named after places I have been to, or would like to go to.

Monstera w/ Lipstick (2022), ink, eyeshadow and lipstick on card, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Mother’s Day (2022), ink on paper, 12 in x 8 in.

Compulsion / Repetition (2022), ink, eyeshadow and lipstick on card, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Jouissance (2013), acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in.

Baltic (2020), inl on card, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Deer (2021), ink, set tip, lipstick, nail varnish on paper, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Rowardennen (2021), felt tip on lined paper, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Nashville Hearts (2019), ink on paper, 8.3 x 5.8 in.

Drawing to Birdsong, (eyes closed) (2021), ink on lined paper, 8.3 x 5.8 in.

I Threw My Bracelet into the Outback and it Landed on a Tree, felt tip and nail varnish on cartridge paper, 8.3 x 5.8 in.

Heatwave (drawn whilst watching Betty Blue) (2019), felt tip on scrap paper, 8.3 x 5.8 in.

Interventions (after David Lynch), (2017-), biro on napkin, coffee shop drawings, 6 x 6 in.

Thessaloniki (2018), felt tip on card, 8.3 x 5.8 in.

Trumpet (2019), nail varnish, lipstick, ink, felt too, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Voice, Text, Blues (2020), ink back of envelope, 5 x 7 in.

The Rainbow Touched the Loch and Turned the Fish into Magical Rhythms (2018), ink on card, 11.7 x 8.3 in.

Commissions, illustrated lyric sheets, and originals to scale, please enquire.


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