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My earliest memories go back to the holidays in Scarborough and to being brought up in Southport, 15 miles from Liverpool. Gossips, old coupless snoging in the sun, mothers and children, bus queues - the small dramas and dreams of everyday life - these were the things I saw and to which I constantly return. Four years ago I became allergic to all conventional art materials. I was forced to experiment with natural substances and gradually found that chalk, sand, dental concrete, carborundam and a raw pigment - all could be used in painterly ways when mixed with a little barley and rice glue. The dental concrete and sand build up a shallow relief which adds I hope - to the feeling of timeless, the humour and the poignancy of everyday life.

Queue, P 001

Queue, P 001

Tourists, P 002

Tourists, P 002

Two men on a bench - detail, P 003 "

Two men on a bench - detail, P 003 "

Waiting, P 004

Waiting, P 004

P 005 "Waiting" - detail

P 005 "Waiting" - detail

Regent's Park - September, P 006

Regent's Park - September, P 006

Old woman on bench, 2008, P 008

Old woman on bench, 2008, P 008

Mother and children (Brighton), P 009

Mother and children (Brighton), P 009

Gossips on an English beach, P 010

Gossips on an English beach, P 010

P 013 "Old couple walking on the sand".

P 013 "Old couple walking on the sand".

A thug and his dog, 2009, P 014

A thug and his dog, 2009, P 014

Drunken Man, 1998, P 018

Drunken Man, 1998, P 018

Homeless, 1998, P 019

Homeless, 1998, P 019

Mother and daughter, 2009, P 022

Mother and daughter, 2009, P 022

Old couple looking out to sea, P 011

Old couple looking out to sea, P 011

Snoozing, 2008, P 012

Snoozing, 2008, P 012

Girls, 2009, P 016

Girls, 2009, P 016

Grandma and Grandpa's day out, 2010, P 017

Grandma and Grandpa's day out, 2010, P 017

Kilburn High Road 2, 2008, P 020

Kilburn High Road 2, 2008, P 020

Kilburn High Road 1, 2009, P 021

Kilburn High Road 1, 2009, P 021

Categories & Keywords
Category:People
Subcategory:Portraits
Subcategory Detail:Groups
Keywords:chalk, drawing, drawing groups of people, drawing people, drawings, group portraits, mixed media drawing, mixed media painting, new mixed media, painting people, pigment, portraits of people, raw pigment, rosalind bieber, sand