Here are three sketches which are examples of my process. I make notes and sketches which are both done on site or in the studio. I use this information to develop my final drawings. It is a way of discovering detail and nuances through drawing.




West House

West House is at 50 West End Lane, Pinner and is one of the few old houses in the area still standing in its own grounds, now Pinner Memorial Park. There has been a house on the site for 500 years and was once the home of the grandson of Admiral Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. It now houses a collection of works by the illustrator, William Heath Robinson, a shrine room with a Whitefriars stained glass window and Books of Remembrance commemorating those who fell in two world wars. This is my first unedited drawing in pencil of the front of the house.





Harrow on the Hill

Today I walked to Harrow on the Hill and to St.Mary’s Church on the top of the hill. Although this diary is about Pinner, I have included this drawing of St.Marys Church. I understand that the Parish Church in Pinner is known as the ‘daughter’ church to St.Marys. That is poetic.

harrow on the hill church PRINT VERSION 2016


This wall of a building on Marsh Road in Pinner provided me with a viewpoint containing geometric forms. I liked the spacing of the posts in the foreground. The ground floor of the end building in this parade is currently a nail bar. The upper floor is in residential use.

wall nail bar pinner