Sketchbooks are a fantastic way to practising drawing skills ‘on the go’. For over three years I commuted between Swindon and Oxford by train, sketching as often as I could on my travels.
This series of new paintings are based on some of my sketches of fellow rail passengers. Some are weekday commuters, others are weekend trippers, but all have travelled on GWR services passing through Swindon. Painting on thickly-primed square boards, for this series I experimented with fast, expressive brushstrokes.
The paintings will be on display at the constituency office of Robert Buckland QC, MP for South Swindon, on Wood Street, Swindon Old Town, between 16 and 30 November 2016.