9.11 plus 15

This Sunday will be the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. It seems impossible that it was that long ago, and for many, including myself, the emotions of that day are too easily brought forward again. I was talking to my freshman drawing class about 9/11 this week – most […]

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Castlefield, Manchester

  Castlefield, Manchester, is the home of England’s first Urban Heritage Park and was the site of my Urban Sketchers Symposium workshop: Puzzling out the Picture. I can not get the enormity and immensity (is that a word?) of the place out of my mind. Along with the enjoyment of meeting sketchers from around the […]

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David remembers ’69

Last week I spent some time at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, drawing the memorial that lives there for the victims of the recent Orlando shooting. The Stonewall Inn is famous as the birthplace of the LGBT rights movement in the United States: in 1969 a series of riots protesting the frequent police raids on gay bars […]

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Drawing on Fabric

For a long time, I have made drawings and illustrations not only on paper, but also on fabric. I love to silkscreen and paint directly on fabric, and ‘art to wear’ is a realm I am very happy playing in. Recently, my Whale Song Coat kimono was shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards, and […]

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