Mad as I am about pencils (I’m a graphitokleptomaniac, taking one from every company I visit), I’m pleased to have been asked to judge the second Derwent Art Prize. The prize ‘rewards excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil’ – but not just pencil: charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils.
Winning works go on show at the Mall Galleries (15-20 September) and the Pencil Museum in Cumbria (1 December-9 January). (Here is a link to a rather smashing history of the pencil.)
Below you can see an interview I did for the prize’s website where I talk about my complete inability to draw (with pencils or anything).