Cycling in Amsterdam

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.

Amsterdam Dreaming

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.