paint on canvas- Due to lack of income I began to paint in black and white to reduce the costs and came to appreciate painting in black and white in the same way one appreciates black and white photography. It is a case of reduction and increating focus on form line and texture.

beyond life studies: charcoal drawings 70 x 100cm   -  Once I had started painting in black and white, it seemed natural to start drawing in a more contrasting black and white style, which was not new to me as I do use blck ink a lot for image making but the texture of charcoal has attracted me for the last six months or so.

random charcoal: charcoal drawings 70cm x 100cm