Visual Diaries and Sketchbooks

Here on this page you will find a curated collection of images from my daily visual diaries and sketchbooks spanning the years late 2012-early 2020. As you can see from these images here, my work was very much in the field of narrative illustration which developed and grew through constant daily experimentation, before it evolved and shifted into exploration of landscape memories.

I initially focused on quick daily figure sketches in mixed media, based on imagination, memories, grief and emotional responses to the events of the day, generating autobiographical or narrative threads throughout my visual diaries and sketchbooks. Quite often these figures were melancholic, fragile, reflective.

Later, towards the end of 2019, I found myself exploring landscapes in my sketchbooks that were initially sketches done in situ, but which then evolved to become layered, textured landscape memories filling the pages of my 2020 Lockdown Sketchbook.

I hope you will enjoy my journey.

“Would like to say how expressive, and how full of humanity, your artwork is”  Sandra Muirhead-Chevalier

Sketchbooks 2019 onwards

Daily Visual Diaries 2019

Daily Visual Diaries 2018

Daily Visual Diaries 2017

Daily Visual Diaries 2016

Daily Visual Diaries 2012-2015