Emblem 70

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I used coloured pencils because they have the colour written on them and, as I'm colour blind, I chose colour by name rather than place on the spectrum.

The drawing shows an incident from my childhood. I spent the first seven years of my life in a flat a few hundred yards from Liverpool docks but the area was so built up & bustling I had no idea that the river was there until one day I saw an extraordinary sight - the red funnels of a liner steaming along between the rooftops.  Even then I didn't think "river" - I just imagined a mad street in the next parish where liners rattled over the cobbles instead of milk floats.  I think that was the first time I tried to visualise another, unknown place.