background to my design work is figurative life-drawing; It
is where I get my sense of proportion and scale and it undoubtedly
influences how I apply glass paint.
My approach to drawing up to now has been
linear and sculptural. I use pencil and hard charcoal to give
strong lines; and to crosshatch.
For me, the use of crosshatching disciplines
the eye into seeing areas of light and shade as points where
planes meet and intersect.
All my drawings are work in progress, though of course there
is always the hope at the back of my mind that I'II produce
something that has that rare quality of a finished work of
art; I live in hope.
Because of this I allow myself the use of an eraser only where
I have seriously misjudged the position of a line.
The models after whom I aspire are the obvious ones of Michelangelo,
Leonardo, Raphael, Durer and others of the Renaissance.