View in a room
From Draper's series documenting the Dorset Coastline
As a contemporary artist choosing to adopt this approach to light in the landscape, Draper's interest is not to make straight forward topographical images that are illustrations of place. Instead, he is attempting to make imagery that is descriptive of the circumstances under which the subject is viewed; images which convey a sense of place. The drawings are emotional reactions to events and experiences evolving in front of him; events happening or about to happen. The images become like fading memories or captured moments in time. The making of the work is in itself as a set of actions and events which creates a harmony between his process and his interpretation of the subject.