Selected Drawings 2004-2015
Published by Hog’s Back Press, Edinburgh
With an introduction by Ian Spring
New print run with a couple of typos corrected and some things tidied up. The book is available from, amongst other places:
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow Calton Books, Glasgow Good Press Gallery, Glasgow Word Power Books, Edinburgh.
Order from any bookshop, isbn number: 9-780954-070465
I remembered that I had drawn Jamie Barnes while I was at Art School the day after witnessing a particularly good set at McSorleys. I eventually found the drawing in an art school sketchbook in my studio which informed me that I had made the drawing whilst in 3rd year, so either in 1999 or 2000. When I dug it out today having not seen it for years I touched up some areas to make it a bit better, mainly some black lines and pink patches on the face and added detail to the necklaces. This drawing is in oil pastel, with the black area of the hat black felt tip pen.
Someone’s artistic intervention on one of my old stickers on a door at Clydeside Press, Glasgow. The original image of the man saying “Life… is shit.” was taken from the final page of my publication In Pubs.
Photo by Robert James Smythe