Philip Marlowe (6 x 4 inches - watercolour)
This is my idea of Chandler's private eye, but he's representing a whole swathe of characters from writers like Elmore Leonard and Ed McBain. I love the spare, cut to the bone, way they are written...every word having to earn it's keep. And they are full of great lines...describing a suspect...'He had the kind of face that looked like it had been slept in all night.' Nonsensical maybe, but you instantly get the picture. 'She was blond. The kind of blond that would make a Bishop kick a hole through a stained glass window.' Hard bitten, no nonsense writing...great. Movies like 'The Big Sleep', and 'The Long Goodbye' etc..etc.
About the Artist
Self taught. Love drawing. Like to make pictures up, without using reference pics, often in cartoon style. I do other pictures where I do use reference. I'm knocking on a bit, born in 1940 in Greenwich, London. Retired, and loving it.View full profile