Lyrics & quotes

IMG_6981 - Give in to the Wild

My drawings often draw inspiration from descriptive song lyrics or poetry. I keep a journal of my favourite lyrics and quotes from books, whether I just like the way it sounds, or whether it evokes a story in my mind.

IMG_6981 - Give in to the Wild
Give in to the wild

2014 – A3 illustration, acrylic, watercolour and coloured pencil








IMG_6917 - Draw your own Adventure

Draw your own adventure

2015 – A1 (594mm x 841mm)
Coloured pencil, greylead and watercolour

A play on the phrase “choose your own adventure” – this is one of my favourite quotes as it reminds me of reading those “choose your own adventure” books as a kid.

Drawing is such a relaxing and yet exciting form of escapism, anything is possible when you have that pencil in your hand.



IMG_6951 - The Deepest Fathoms

The Deepest Fathoms

2015 – A1 (594mm x 841mm)
Coloured pencil and watercolour

Swim down through the fathoms of your soul
If you don’t try and get your feet wet
You’re a liar and a troll
There’s etchings, thousands, etchings of your eyes
If you don’t climb atop the Eiffel
You’ll never fall or die…
– Peace, ‘Float Forever’



IMG_6964 - O


2014 – A3 (297mm x 420mm)
Coloured pencil

One minute they arrive,
Next you know they’re gone
They fly on
Fly on
So fly on
Ride through
Maybe one day I’ll fly next to you
They fly on
Ride through
Maybe one day I can fly with you
– Coldplay, ‘O’