Human Race

This drawing represents the race in which we are all entered the day we are born. The race is to attain social status and possessions – success is measured in money. Different people race at different speeds with different goals. It begins before we are born. We can be and are examined and measured even before we are born. Our arrival is too late to discover our sex! When we are born they weigh and measure us and then the race is on…….. “My baby walked at 10 months” – “Mine did at 9 months” – From now on we are urged to be bigger, better and faster. A babywalker, slide, swing, roller skates and bike give us more speed. Our clothes are bought two sizes too big – We are tested in school – points equal further education Childhood is shortened if we are good at sports – rewards are enormous if we are successful Houses and moneybags represent status and possesions – Bigger house, faster car, more money – Dropouts are forced to take part to survive. We sometimes come up against a brick wall – The people spanning the gap represent help – councelling – further education or financial – The annual holiday, hospital or external forces – represented here by rain and snow – can make us slow down – some slip or are stepped on by others – some break the law. Though not all in prison are guilty – Some want to slow down aeging appearing as “Mutton dressed as lamb” – retirement, early or late, is the official Finish. Only then do we allow ourselves time to do all the things we always wanted to do – supported by our wealth, our families or the state – We have time to talk, to read, to paint or spend in the garden – time for everything and anything – As we reach the last lap we move quite slowly – hopefully with time to do all those things and hopefully to move onto whatever we expect to find when our race is finally run………….
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1997


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1994

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GREY LADY

The Grey Lady is from a series of similar drawngs
based on the same ten female forms
which explores the advent of shades of grey
in my black and white pen and ink drawings
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1994

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THE CHALLENGE

Mankind has always loved a challenge
Ever since he won the fight for survival thousands of years ago
he has sought to replace the instinctive need
to fight to win!
Throughout all areas of our world the strongest will survive
Games were invented to test the mind
and competitions for physical supremacy exist
within all civilisations from the beginning of time
Our games and competitions are just different
So if you want to race down a mountain faster than anyone else
Make your first million by the time you are thirty
Be the first to climb the highest mountain
or conquer the roughest sea
If you want to spend your life
in the seemingly impossible search for a cure to disease
or if you just want to play one round of perfect golf!
Relax and enjoy the challenge – and remember
you are only obeying a natural instinct ………!
©
2001

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Zodiac

All 12 Starsigns drawn together to show relationship between opposing signs
which make the best relationships
The huge amount of very small detail was extremely difficult to draw
on a single sheet of paper
Just one mistake and I would have to start again!
General characteristics associated with each star sign
For entertainment only
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2000

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RELATIONSHIPS

The shape of this drawing represents the way in which relationships form society
We each a have a personality and the combination of two or more personalities forms a relationship
this in turn affects surrounding relationships and shapes society as a whole
Different areas of the world have widely differing social structures
some are matriarchal and some are patriarchal
some societies even support combined family structures
similar to those in the animal world who separate
for example, offspring into a communal group cared for by selected members of the group
not necessarily their parents
This drawing is a series of smaller drawings depicting relationships
in this case restricted to 578 adults
with everything from the loving, happy, dependant, joyous,
funny, arguing, violent or supportive types of relationships
right thru’ to the same sex couples, love triangles and the egoist in love with himself
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1993

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MARRIAGE

This drawing is a series of caricatures of types of marriage
such as no. 12: ‘Not tonight, I’ve got a headache’
No. 21: She’s having lots of affairs
No. 26: It’s us against the world
or no 39: A religious female – married to God
The vast majority of them are happy examples but both: The aggressive husband no. 55
and no. 48: The henpecked husband are included
as well as no’s 10: and 60: Where one partner has died
I particularly like no. 35: The Shy couple

For a description of all the 63 caricatures See the Book
1. A very loving couple
2. She depends on him for support
3. She is very, very sorry
4. He is standing firm
5. She’s leaving him
6.
7. She’s so drunk she has to be carried home
8.She’s receiving attention from another man
9. He is sad she stands by him
10. He has died
11. She;s unhappy He tries to console her
12. Not tonight I’ve got a headache
13. He is leaving her
14. A monk devoted to God
15.Pulling in opposite directions though still together
16. Two females Same sex couple
17. He wants the relationship to stay the way it is. She does not
18. She is the dominant Partner
19. She is unable to decide between two men
20. Neither partner is willing to back down
21. She is having lots of affairs
22.She’s listening to him
23. He is “Coming the heavy”
24. She can depend on him
25. Still together but moving apart
26. It’s us against the world
27. The demonstrative couple
28. He mistreats his wife
29. He is so drunk she has to carry him home
30. She needs help he provides it
31. She wants the relationship to stay the way it is -He does not
32. Exercise fanatics They live in shell suits and discuss the latest craze
33. She is throwing herself at a married man
34. He is only happy when she is down
35. The Shy Couple
36. Life is one long party
37. She is leaving him
38. Two males Same sex couple
39. A nun married to God
40. She is trying to make up he is not listening
41. A couple totally in sync
42. He is leaving – she is sad
43. She is making a show of him
44. He is very, very sorry
45. She leans on him
46. Macho man
47. A very “Together” couple
48. Hen pecked husband
49. He is unable to decide between two women
50. He is such a wimp, she sits on him
51. He is the dominant partner
52. She is pregnant He is proud
53. They have turned their backs on each other
54. Another happy couple
55. “I could strangle you !”
56. The solid couple
57. He is having lots of affairs
58. Look at us we are happy!
59. Long walks – for this couple it is the only thing
60. She has died
61. They only have eyes for each other
62. She walks two steps behind him
63. She is an artist He supports her
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ROAD TO SUCCESS

The road to success may be paved
with right turns and wrong turns
a selection of detours, copious diversions
along with several dead ends,
it probably has a sprinkling of U-turns
and miles and miles and miles
and miles of effort
So that when you finally reach your goal,
when you eventually achieve your aim
when you are sucessfully adjudged to be
“the best of the best”
Then that success,
like the journey can be very sweet

Original signed pen and ink drawing
on heavy cartridge paper
2007
Size Un-framed 45cmx 64cm
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Freedom

This drawing was done during the time of change in Eastern Europe.
The shell represents repression or communism
When it breaks down, the resultant outpouring of people,
Their attempts to stabilise what is left of their nation by using the broken pieces of shell,
which represent what’s left of administrative and social structures
While helping each other out of the shell some organise, some work, some just enjoy
They then go along to the next nation and start breaking it’s shell
(Apartheid, South Africa 1994?)
The ladder represents the formation of organisations such as Solidarity
and there are even two UN observers, bottom left

©
Limited Edition Print
1/100
1994 
Signed & Numbered by the artist
The words are also written on the back of the pict
ORIGINAL DRAWING ALSO AVAILABLE
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