Sketchbook Peaks

My sketchbooks are deeply personal and represent my space to reflect, create and explore. Filled with sketches, experiments, thoughts, essays and artist research, these books provide the platform from which I can interpret my world.
Although I have dappled in the pages of bound journals, notebooks and sheaves of artist paper periodically throughout my life, these sketchbooks, started for the IB art program blossomed into much more than and academic fixture.

The IB program fostered in me a closer observation of the world. Emphasizing research and process, I developed a cause and effect approach. Art is a platform though which I strive to engage my community, generating discussion and exciting critical thinking surrounding, inequality, environmental and social issues.

These are some excerpts from my first sketchbook 2009-2010
I am happy to share but please be respectful of my work and ideas, use references and credit.

2009  A  self portrait, looking both through the mirror and the garden. Thought regarding sustainability practices and the environment as it pertains to the ethics of eating.

2009
A self portrait, looking both through the mirror and the garden. Thought regarding sustainability practices and the environment as it pertains to the ethics of eating.

A replication of Frederick Gore CBE RA (1913-2009) Olive Trees, Les Baux de Provence.  Seen at the Royal Academy London

A replication of Frederick Gore CBE RA (1913-2009) Olive Trees, Les Baux de Provence.
Seen at the Royal Academy London

2010 A replication botanical study from Gentiana acaulis by Georg Diongus, and a quick watercolor and ink reflection of a bike trip though Germany. The countryside near Zell.

2010
A replication botanical study from Gentiana acaulis by Georg Diongus, and a quick watercolor and ink reflection of a bike trip though Germany. The countryside near Zell.

2010 Anatomical Study of a bird that flew into the window. Pinned and examined until it started to smell.

2010
Anatomical Study of a bird that flew into the window. Pinned and examined until it started to smell.

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2010 An afternoon of trains in England, and a reflection on Henri Gaudier Bozeska's Fox

2010
An afternoon of trains in England, and a reflection on Henri Gaudier Bozeska’s Fox

2010 Birds, mixed media and a sketch reproduction

2010
Birds, mixed media and a sketch reproduction

2010 Reflections on artist process and exploration into Ophelia Among the Flowers.

2010
Reflections on artist process and exploration into Ophelia Among the Flowers.

2010 Exploration into Ophelia Among the Flowers.

2010
Exploration into Ophelia Among the Flowers.

A reflection on the gulf oil spill

A reflection on the gulf oil spill

2009  Artist Research - Shazia Sikander

2009
Artist Research – Shazia Sikander

2009  Artist Research - Lucian Freud.

2009
Artist Research – Lucian Freud.

2009  Artist Research - Picasso.

2009
Artist Research – Picasso.

May 9 2010 Reproduction of Anita Taylor's All or Nothing

May 9 2010
Reproduction of Anita Taylor’s All or Nothing

2010 Islamic design study

2010
Islamic design study

Replication and study in pattern Albrecht Dürer's Rhinoceros

Replication and study in pattern Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros

2010 Thoughts and reflection on fossil fuel calories as compared with food calories.

2010
Thoughts and reflection on fossil fuel calories as compared with food calories.

Study from life

Study from life

2010 Visual reflections and thoughts

2010
Visual reflections and thoughts

2010 Planning beaker project (find finished in 'past projects')

2010
Planning beaker project
(find finished in ‘past projects’)

2010 Planning 'Audacity of Dope'

2010
Planning ‘Audacity of Dope’

2010 Planning 'Audacity of Dope'

2010
Planning ‘Audacity of Dope’

2010 Ideas

2010
Ideas

2009 Fun, puffin

2009
Fun, puffin

2010 Reflections on a visit to the AGA

2010
Reflections on a visit to the AGA

One thought on “Sketchbook Peaks

  1. I think your artwork is just beautiful! It’s amazing how varied your talent is. You seem to be approaching your art from such a unique frame of mind that is demonstrated in each and every piece. Your watercolours are especially relaxing (to me at least), and your owl… I think he just looks incredibly badass and filled with attitude. I can only imagine what it is like to expose such a huge part of yourself, but please know that someone out there appreciates it!

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