Doodling & Sketching in Barcelona: My favourite places to draw.
Illustration / Living in Barcelona

Doodling & Sketching in Barcelona: My favourite places to draw.

A mosaic of green, blue, and red emerges in my mind when I visualize Barcelona. A city of flat terracotta roofs, encircled with the olive green forests of the Colserolla rolling down to the aqua Mediterranean. From first touching down in the glass airport to a wander through the textured gothic alleyways or a glance … Continue reading

Oriole
Illustration

Oriole

Quite a common name here in Barcelona is Oriol and I always liked it because it reminded me of the bright song birds that I used to see in South Africa, called Black-headed Orioles. Pretty in yellow and black plumage, they would call from the trees with a liquid trill, not unlike the ceramic toy … Continue reading

Avian Eye
Illustration

Avian Eye

Another painting I am working on for the exhibition this weekend. All my paintings are themed around birds, and Barcelona. Some of them are new works, and others old, together I have curated a story of characters exploring their surroundings with their feathered friends. If you are in Barcelona this Saturday, please come and see … Continue reading

Quaker
Illustration

Quaker

I have an exhibition coming up in a few weeks, and I am slowly (probably too slowly) preparing work for it. I have been fascinated by the stories of the birds living in Barcelona and wanted to explore the little histories of my avian friends living here in the city. Many of these birds are … Continue reading

Pricing Crisis!
Illustration

Pricing Crisis!

Someone has emailed requesting a commission, or my prices for illustrating a book, they want a drawing of their grandmother, or a cartoon of a canary in spectacles. Well that’s exciting! They want to pay me for my drawings! I do a small jig in front of my computer screen. Fantastic, I can live the … Continue reading