Along with some major international pencil artists, I was honoured to be asked to provide a chapter for the new book 'Draw Portraits' by Ann Kullberg. I understand that the book has been very well received. The beautiful cover artwork is by renowned artist Karen Hull, my featured artwork will also appear in the UKCPS annual exhibition at the Menier Gallery London in May 2016.
Looking forward to seeing the two new books published this year featuring some of my work. Strokes of Genius 6, which features "After Lunch" in pencil which was Best in Show at 2012 UK coloured pencil awards. African Sister appears in CP Treasures Vol 2. I tend to use coloured pencil for studies to plan how I might tackle larger oil paintings. These pencil studies can take on a life of their own and end up as framed pieces. However, prior to this I also do a lot of scamps and scribbles in my sketch/notebook. These serve as shorthand visual notes or brain dumps; I'm sure other artists will agree, often you do a quick line scamp and wish you'd used a larger piece of quality paper, you are so pleased with it.
Currently working on a some pastel studies for end of March, more later.