Introducing the Spirits

a charcoal drawing of part of a tree
‘Seer’ Charcoal and conté on wood 30x30cm

A new arrival

They arrived unexpectedly, a procession of strange tree forms with wispy branches reaching out to anyone who’ll listen.

‘Spirits’ is a new body of work which has taken me by surprise. It has grown out of my recent study of movement and gesture but morphed into something quite different. For a long time I’ve studiously avoided drawing branchy details but these works demanded them to counter the powerful gestures of their decapitated trunks.

They began as trees but have become something (or someone) beyond that category of creature, so I’ve named their characters accordingly.