I have always been passionate about drawing and sketching as it is the foundation to all of my art. Clear, concise draughtsmanship in pencil, charcoal, silverpoint etc is the pattern to which I try to work by. There have been some truly great draughtsmen/women throughout the history of art, from Leonardo da Vinci to Giovanni Antonio Canal (better known as Canaletto). More recently Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Berthe Morisot and of course Edgar Degas were superb exponents of the craft. I just hope that in some way I can do it justice.