Pen & Ink drawing of a duck on the Braunton Marsh 320 x 260mm. At the moment this wonderful habitat to wildlife and beautiful area of Braunton is under threat as a dyke has broken down and the sea in moving inland. The Braunton Marshes are a hidden asset of North Devon supporting wildlife of national and international importance. It’s now under imminent serious threat. An environmental disaster is looming on the horizon due to a sea breach of great significance unless immediate action is undertaken by relevant parties.
Please visit the Facebook page, Friends of Braunton Marsh https://www.facebook.com/groups/400589393729546/.
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After a walk on Exmoor and an iPhone shot this is the result. A pen & ink sketch of a scene along the walk. I loved the stark brightness of the Autumn sun and decided to draw what I saw. The highlights along the path really stand out this time of year. This will be printed as a limited edition as seen below. A few adjustments have been made and the sun’s shine has been made more circular. Al
A commissioned pen and ink drawing of the tunnels beach in Ilfracombe, North Devon. Now with it’s happy owner in Birmingham. More information can be found on their website http://www.tunnelsbeaches.co.uk/. It’s a wonderful suntrap of a beach with a natural rock swimming pool. If you’re ever in Ilfracombe on a sunny day then it’s certainly worth a visit. Al
Billy Gibbons (Pen & Ink with some Bideford Black coal based pigment) 290mm x320mm. Just a brief travel back to my draughtsman & illustration days to produce this study of the Famous Mr Gibbons from ZZ Top. Managed to see them at this year’s Glastonbury Festival and still rocking! Al
Photograph courtesy of Kerry Langford Photography & thanks for allowing me to draw.
A few old pen and ink drawings from the 1990s. I love the crispness of such drawings and from my technical draughtsman background love the contrasts achieved. But today I much prefer to keep things a little more spontaneous. But the pull of my past technical training always hinders such artism. Al
A couple of pen & ink drawings from a long time ago. Perhaps 35 to 40 years ago.
Pen & Ink drawing of Wilko Johnson of Dr Feelgood fame. Limited Addition Print.
Hand watercoloured print of the long bridge crossing the River Taw in Barnstaple.
Pilton Church February 2014. My local church just behind where I live and twice a week we hear the bells. Not a religious person but I love walking around the old graveyard here. I am still trying to find a printer/scanner big enough to manage this picture. My intention is to make a run of limited additions.
With my more Buddhistic and Eastern beliefs I’ve managed to incorporate a rather nice OM into the evergreen tree on the left.
Pen & Ink drawing of wind blown trees by an old gate at the top of North Lane nr Georgham, North Devon. Along this road you can visit some the finest beaches in the UK. Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton. This is now in print as a limited addition.