James Hill My drawings are glimpses of private stories and secret human moments. there’s something deeply gratifying about drawing that doesn’t occur for me in any other media. i’ve spent most of my life looking for the best means of expressing myself visually and i’m always lead back to the drawing board. it’s the most immediate way to share a visual idea. set against a world of elaborate digital imagery i love the honesty and simplicity of charcoal. i feel a strong compulsion to resist using technology for it’s own sake in the creative process – a computer can generate lots of visual effects and convinces many users that they are suddenly artists. there’s no such place to hide on a naked page with nothing but a burnt twig to make your mark with. i’m quietly thrilled to be using the oldest artistic media in history to tell my twenty-first century tales. jfvhill@hotmail.com www.mrjimbo.com