Foreword by the artist:

For as far back as I can remember I’ve held a fascination for drawing and painting people. Wherever I go I’m looking for the same things, the characters in the street, in the doorways, at the bus stops, or on the benches. These are the people I wanted in my pictures and as Sickert once said “I want my paintings to be like a page torn from the book of life”
My vision is to record aspects of life as I see them without contrived sentiment and without taking a moral stance.
These paintings are about the observation of the reality of human existence in our society.

"I love above all things, the aspect of people who've grown old without changing their ways, abandoning themselves to the jaws of time."

Paul Cézanne