My Work Space
My Work Space

I work at an L-shaped desk with one side for wet work and one side for drafting and dry work. My desk is covered with old towels to allow quick absorption of paints and water

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My Papers
My Papers

These are possibly my most crucial tool. Each paper has a different character - weight gsm, stiffness, strength, inclusions of fibres such as corn-silk. All of these influence the style of the final picture.

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Acrylic Inks
Acrylic Inks

I use Daler Rowney FW Artists and Liquitex Professional Acrylic ink. My slight preference is for the transparent inks but Winsor and Newton granulation medium brings some fascinating effects to the non-transparent inks too.

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Mountboard
Mountboard

I get a lot of mountboard offcuts from my framer and use a couple of coats of PVA glue to seal them (on both sides to prevent them from buckling).

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Pens & nibs
Pens & nibs

I use a range of dip pens, quills and nibs to add texture to my sculptures - particularly on tree bark for example. My favourite is possibly my bamboo dip pen.

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My Brushes
My Brushes

I use a wide variety of brushes, including house painting brushes for glue and methyl cellulose work - but my "go to" brushes for anything detailed are the wonderful Rosemary & Co brushes.

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