Still Life


An drawing from an old sketchbook – drawn in Malaysia. The 3-tiered container is used to carry food. It’s quite a precious item (usually inherited from grandmothers) and is only used for special occasions e.g. during weddings and festivals.

On the right, a little section of a chair – a very uncomfortable one with no cushion – made of hard wood with intricate carvings.

Still Life from the kitchen

The kitchen is a good source of interesting objects to draw.


Shiny objects are challenging but so much fun. Contrast is key to drawing shiny surfaces (above).


Wine all gone? Well, the bottles are good to draw.


I cannot imagine not having a kettle – especially when the weather is getting colder and I always look forward to hot cups of tea. I love how the surface has picked up colours around the kitchen.