“I DON’T THINK OF SKETCHBOOKS AS SACRED….THEY ARE ROUGH MATERIALS. THAT IS WHERE I FIND BEAUTY.” – PAUL MADONNA.

I’ve always loved sketchbooks, producing them myself and looking at other people’s too. Visual records of observations, plans for future images, ideas and themes which interest the artist.

Recently I have been putting elements of my sketchbooks together and severely cropping them to create mixed media pieces in their own right.

Nearly But Not Quite. 2015. Ink, acrylic, collage, digital.

NEARLY BUT NOT QUITE

Invasion. 2015. Ink.

INVASION

There is no mystery, only obfuscation.