In late 2007 I started playing around with drawing ideas to try to represent the Christmases of my childhood. I intended them as thumbnail sketches or ideas for a subsequent painting idea that I never completed. Maybe one day I’ll return to the theme! There’s something very evocative for me about Christmas and the nostalgic emotions it stirs in relation to what is no-doubt a romanticised mental picture of my childhood. These drawings here were Sharpie fine point permanent marker and pencil on paper.