I am a live sketcher, which means I draw while things are happening. In the before times I used to get commissioned to sketch at weddings and family gatherings. I draw in a sketchbook in pen or pencil, then edit the sketches in photoshop, combining them and adding layers of colour. I work at my best when a community is gathered together around something that excites them all. In some way I don’t understand their energy contributes to my ability to draw.
This collection covers a strange year of sporadic sketching, beginning with a weekend in Sheerwater in October 2019, when I witnessed the most beautiful church meeting I’ve ever seen, covers some pre- and post- lockdown protest sketching, and ends back in Surrey at the end of August 2020 just as a degree of uneasy normality was returning to our streets. All these images can be purchased as unframed archive quality prints on Somerset rag paper, each one signed and numbered as one of an edition of 10. Sizes include any white space around the edge of the image. To find out more about my work visit ruthwhiter.co.uk