from one of the many bridges and as I browsed the delightful sounds of a French horn wafted through the open door. It was clearly live music and being very partial to the brass instruments my curiosity got the better of me.
The bike is such an iconic part of Dutch culture. How could I not capture it on paper. This is an Indian ink, applied by brush on manuscript paper. I love ink’s beautiful blackness and permanence. In addition the strong linear aspect of urban, architectural views make it a natural subject for ink.
I’m currently working on a series of images of Amsterdam. My focus is once again on the architecture – I can draw nature in New Zealand but here I like to wallow in the richness and beauty of the architecture.
My first year in the Netherlands was tough: house buying, job hunting, trying to make friends etc.. Then in January … More
he church that belonged to the tower was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in the 18th century. It forms the focal point of this drawing.
Come along to the Amersfoort Kunstkijkeroute
I’ve always wanted to live in a church conversion. Now, just down the road this one is for sale. Its … More
This is really a Dutch City and you do not find hoards of tourists wandering round, unlike Amsterdam. I refer to Amersfoort as ‘Amsterdam for the locals’.
It wasn’t until 2010 that I began drawing. It was after the earthquakes in Christchurch New Zealand, and there was … More