"The sketchbook is a necessary tool. I keep them as journals of my thoughts and ideas, as well as a sharpening stone for my creative skills. Having recently moved into digital illustration on my iPad Pro, I am enjoying maximising the layered and extendable functions of this new medium. Yet there is no replacement to a traditional sketchbook. Here is a glimpse into my creative footnotes over the past 45 years. I still draw inspiration from ideas that I have recorded since my childhood."

Night Shift - An illustration of Sylvia Plath's  "Night Shift" 1991

Universe Dream -  2017 digital drawing

Universe Dream - 2017 digital drawing

Dios Mio -  2016  pencil on paper 20cm x 26cm

Dios Mio - 2016 pencil on paper 20cm x 26cm

Mixed Messages in a Pattern -  1996 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Mixed Messages in a Pattern - 1996 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Fell Down Skating -  1976 acrylic on canvas 38cm x 53cm

Fell Down Skating - 1976 acrylic on canvas 38cm x 53cm

Music, I Love. -  1974 acrylic on canvas 66cm x 79cm

Music, I Love. - 1974 acrylic on canvas 66cm x 79cm

Swirling Inside -  1983 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

Swirling Inside - 1983 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

Opening Light -  1986 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

Opening Light - 1986 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

My Flag-  1988 coloured marker on paper 20cm x 26cm

My Flag- 1988 coloured marker on paper 20cm x 26cm

We Must -  1988 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

We Must - 1988 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

Visiting Jack Rabbit -  1989 coloured marker on paper 20cm x 26cm

Visiting Jack Rabbit - 1989 coloured marker on paper 20cm x 26cm

You and I Touch -  1999 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

You and I Touch - 1999 crayon on paper 20cm x 26cm

Spiders-  1991 ink and watercolour on paper 30cm x 60cm

Spiders- 1991 ink and watercolour on paper 30cm x 60cm

Swim With Me -  2006 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Swim With Me - 2006 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Rolling Sky -  2006 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Rolling Sky - 2006 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Small Friend - 2011  watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Small Friend - 2011 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

My Folder -  1991 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

My Folder - 1991 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Angle Me a Dream One Day - 2011  watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Angle Me a Dream One Day - 2011 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Beforethought- 2011  watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Beforethought- 2011 watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Circuit Circus Stage - 2003  coloured marker on tissue with thread 20cm x 26cm

Circuit Circus Stage - 2003 coloured marker on tissue with thread 20cm x 26cm

In I Go -  1994 pencil on paper 20cm x 26m

In I Go - 1994 pencil on paper 20cm x 26m

Have Your Wave -  1999 coloured marker on paper 20cm x 26cm

Have Your Wave - 1999 coloured marker on paper 20cm x 26cm

Tea with Gran Gran -  1991 pencil and watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Tea with Gran Gran - 1991 pencil and watercolour on paper 20cm x 26cm

Aztec Plate Design -  1991 ink and pencil on paper 30cm x 60cm

Aztec Plate Design - 1991 ink and pencil on paper 30cm x 60cm

Keeping Tabs -  1996 photograph and acrylic on acetate 5cm x 15cm

Keeping Tabs - 1996 photograph and acrylic on acetate 5cm x 15cm

Mr Dressup -  1996 coloured marker on paper 10cm x 25cm

Mr Dressup - 1996 coloured marker on paper 10cm x 25cm

Clouds Shine Too -  1996 watercolour on paper 10cm x 26cm

Clouds Shine Too - 1996 watercolour on paper 10cm x 26cm

Light in the Hollow -  1997 watercolour on paper 10cm x 26cm

Light in the Hollow - 1997 watercolour on paper 10cm x 26cm

Sleep Now -  1997 coloured marker on paper 10cm x 26cm

Sleep Now - 1997 coloured marker on paper 10cm x 26cm

Weave Into It -  1997 coloured marker on paper 10cm x 26cm

Weave Into It - 1997 coloured marker on paper 10cm x 26cm

Children's Story Example -  1997 coloured pencil on paper 10cm x 26cm

Children's Story Example - 1997 coloured pencil on paper 10cm x 26cm

Walk from the Candle of Both Ends -  1999 ink on paper with thread 10cm x 26cm

Walk from the Candle of Both Ends - 1999 ink on paper with thread 10cm x 26cm