My studio is down near the harbour of Aberdeen, in the loft of an old gas works building. I went down to the docks one day to do some sketching, and after that I kept returning I love it when a landscape evolves as you draw, things enter the composition, Picking these things up in a sketch can sometimes surprisingly develop and strengthen a composition, one not thought of so far.
It therefore lends itself ‘to go with the flow’; cranes swinging, trucks coming and going, cherry pickers, gulls and then there is the people – my mannies as my colleagues refer to them. I like it when they are at their best, most natural – absorbed in work and play, and at one with their environment.
And this is how I got hooked on the subject of industrial landscapes and where I realised the huge potential of tackling work based around heritage, industries and landmarks. It was the hustle and the bustle!
See more of my mannies here!
And I talk more about my mannies here!