Staff of the NHS Barnstaple, North Devon.

Presently I’m working on a series of sketches of some of my colleagues at North Devon District Hospital at Raleigh Park, Barnstaple. Pen and Ink on thick cartridge paper. So far I’ve drawn ODPs (Operating Department Pratitioners), a member of our Support Staff and Recovery Nurses. I’m also experimenting with Uni-Ball Needle Pens and the moment instead of my usual traditional knib or Staedtler fine draughting pens!

The Artist’s House at Bucks Mills.

19059918_1503295199721208_2174098914467924995_nI would love to spend a few days here painting and drawing the North Devon coast at Bucks Mills.  I used to surf here on Christmas Day and have many happy memories of summer days here.  This is a pen and ink drawing it did a few years ago with a nod towards an old art teacher of mine at Bideford Art College/North Devon College called Jimmy Paterson ARCA.  He painted this very scene and I’ve seen it displayed at the Burton Gallery in Bideford.  Al