Friends, models, dogs and more! Though I concentrate on the landscape in my art practice I really enjoy figurative work and specifically portraiture. I undertook life classes many years ago and more recently had extensive opportunity to draw from life and experiment widely at the National Art School in Sydney, Australia. I still attend a life class when I can. Here you will find my selection of quick gesture drawings done in as little as 30 seconds, sketches and studies in ink or pastels, to multi-day acrylic and oil paintings. First you will see my most recent portrait commissions in oils - Cookie and My Mate Mick both quite different in style. I hope you enjoy!