Among the drawings in these sketchbooks are numerous studies of animals and birds, reflecting a particular interest he had in them, and his life in the small rural township of Rockley near Bathurst. There are figure drawings, inscriptions of the artist's thoughts and ruminations on life and art, and sketches of objects, animals and people.
bound sketchbook with black covers: 97 bound leaves, 102 drawings (some on additional sheets glued to sketchbook pages), artist's notes and poems, pen and ink, pencil, oil, ink wash, watercolour, crayon on white wove paper; 3 loose leaves with 3 drawings in pencil, ballpoint pen and crayon, 1 loose leaf print out of poem
27.0 x 20.2 cm leaf; 28.0 x 21.3 x 2.5 cm closed book; 28.0 x 41.3 cm open book
Signature & date
Not signed. Dated upper c. page 1, black ink, pencil "1995 -/ 1997".
Gift of Lu Wilson 2013
Not on display
© David Brian Wilson Estate