Dogs in Graphite

This series of drawings was inspired by the thought “could a drawing be produced by writing?”  This thought was carried through by writing the subjects name over and over again, overlapping the writing to create the darker areas and spacing it farther apart to create the lighter areas.

Songs of the Soul

This series of paintings was inspired by the poems of William Blake’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ and ‘Songs of Experience’.  A painting was created for each of the 47 poems, with the exception of the poem ‘Night’ for which two different paintings were conceived.

Old Masters’ Dog

This collection of works came about through the examining of other artists styles and techniques by reproducing paintings they created using the same pigments, oil mediums and techniques that they used to paint their works; the only difference being that I replaced the primary subject with a dog in the position and poise that the human subject assumed.