Polperro 4

Polperro 4

A great collection of drawings Alan. I like how you have left the far buildings unfinished with the more detailed work in the boats and foreground buildings. They all have that relaxed feel.

Thank you Fiona, I think they are perhaps a little more detailed than my current work, I had more time then! Ha Ha. I expected you to pick the one with the pub scene and make a comment! I was wrong... Alan

Love all of them Alan. I haven't been to Polperro for some years, but seeing your drawings makes me want to get back there.

Another lovely sketch Alan, those darks are really good and strong.

Wish I could do some of the real thing. These are great Alan

What a skilled draughtsman you are, Alan - I am really enjoying the series of sketches you have posted from your holiday back in 1995.

Excellent, confident sketches - by the way: I went to a meeting a while ago in an old building which has been converted for community use; it was an 18th century warehouse, built to accommodate the average height at the time; 6&#39; 4&quot; inch colleague remembered to duck to get through the door, but forgot the beam holding the ceiling in place - thump, crunch, language his mother never taught him....<br /><br />You&#39;ve got to be careful with these picturesque old places...<br /><br />You&#39;ve really captured these idiosyncratic buildings: I wonder if students are being taught to draw like this today - probably not...

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A small selection of A4 sketches done during a weeks holiday in 1995... I stayed in a 300-year-old fisherman's cottage looking out to the harbour, fabulous, apart from the fact 300 years ago people were a lot shorter, some doors were only 5ft high or less, ouch!

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Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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