Friday, March 30, 2012


how do you visually represent your art in the online market place?

something i've been playing with off and on over the past few months is how to best show off my drawings for sale. at the moment most drawings for sale in my shop have a scan of the whole drawing and occasionally a detailed part to show the finer marks which are not too discernible on the screen.

of late i've been playing around with the idea of a 'product shot' for each of my listings. i'm no great photographer, i just make best use of the light and space available at the time. these few shots above are the ones i've been happiest with so far.

recently i used a shot of a group of drawings on my mantlepiece as the main image for a larger piece which i was unable to scan and this listing had a surge of interest and comments and people seemed to be drawn to it for what was going on in the image which made me think differently about how things could be displayed.

it's hard to find a balance between scan and photograph especially with such detailed work. on the one hand the scan enables you to see all of the fine details of a piece and that's what you need if you're considering buying art on the net. on the other hand a photograph lets the drawing exist as a 3-d object but lacks the detail.

i've tried a few of these shown above out in the shop, take a look and let me know what you think....

Friday, March 23, 2012


around and about at home in the glorious late afternoon light...

Thursday, March 22, 2012


15th march: fade away
pencil on an old book page

available in the restless things shop

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

19th march: nothing but illusion
pencil and gouache on hardback book cover with found handwritten quotation

available in the restless thingsshop

notes: another piece which has been created over a couple of years with layers being added months apart, it's great to build up a relationship with some drawings over longer periods of time...

Monday, March 19, 2012


1. a gift
2. a gift to myself from me
3. a walk on a glorious day
4. a wonderful finding


15th march: opening statement
gouache on hardback book page

available in the restless things shop

notes: i'm slowly getting back into things. i needed to organize my work space a little more and find a better routine. i can't work without a routine, i get so stressed without it!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012


suffering a little from internet fatigue at the moment, i've been spending time away from online distractions, mainly gardening, generally taking a break and enjoying the lovely warm sunshine.