Sketchbook work

Personal project

Time spent working in a sketchbook has always formed an important part of my creative practice, but in 2019 my relationship with my sketchbook underwent a profound change.

2019 began with me attempting to navigate myself through the trauma of a sudden bereavement.  In the midst of the disorientating experience of sudden loss, it was time spent drawing outside in nature that helped ground me. Working outdoors in my sketchbook became something that I prioritised and it has remained central to my practise ever since.

I now draw outside as often as I can, often posting the resulting pages to my instagram account.

A number of projects have arisen from this process including the self-published Book of Swims and Mouse’s Wood, a children’s book published by Thames and Hudson.