These two small drawings are studies that I made for my two Crab Claw paintings.
I’ve always been fascinated by crabs and their claws. When I was a child I would bring bags of shells and bits of dead crabs back from the beach, every time the family went on holiday to Wales. The only problem being that I would always forget to remove them from the boot of the car once we’d returned home. Invariably they would sit there for days and end up stinking the car out. Even today the smell of rotting sea creatures brings back happy memories.