From the mid 90’s onwards I started doing a fair bit of travelling…mainly around Europe. Inevitably one picks up maps of locations you visit, from hotel lobbies, travel bureaus etc. and I decided to keep these – though I’ve no real idea as to why. Over time these were pasted into my various sketchbooks and when I’m at a loss (it does happen…) in the studio I’d occasionally start filling them in with paint. I now have many of these…and this week…I’ve collated a few into a book…entitled Rough Cartography… its being printed up as a – fanfare of pretensions – ‘Artist’s Book’ in an edition of ten.