Central America

My sketches done during my travels in Central America. I am a novelist, but I do enjoy sketching when I travel... and I travel a lot.
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A big mama, Belize.  The black folk in Belize are either Creole or Garinfuna.

A big mama, Belize. The black folk in Belize are either Creole or Garinfuna.

Garifuna woman, Hopkins, Belize.  Hopkins is a really nice village - visit it now before it changes too much!

Garifuna woman, Hopkins, Belize. Hopkins is a really nice village - visit it now before it changes too much!

Little chap called Fernandino, Mexico.

Little chap called Fernandino, Mexico.

Gorgeous character in Belize City.  He told me his name was Raz-Menin.  I love Belize, though Belize City itself is not nice.

Gorgeous character in Belize City. He told me his name was Raz-Menin. I love Belize, though Belize City itself is not nice.

#birds #wildlife #CentralAmerica  Finfoot, Guatemala. I was supposed to be working on my new book but the birds kept me sketching instead!  http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk

#birds #wildlife #CentralAmerica Finfoot, Guatemala. I was supposed to be working on my new book but the birds kept me sketching instead! http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk

#birds #wildlife #author  A manakin, Guatemala.  http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk

#birds #wildlife #author A manakin, Guatemala. http://www.turquoisemoon.co.uk

I spent 5 weeks in Guatemala & Belize recently.  My aim was to write my new book (my 10th book!) but I spent most of the time sketching the birds and flowers.  This bird is a quetzal.

I spent 5 weeks in Guatemala & Belize recently. My aim was to write my new book (my 10th book!) but I spent most of the time sketching the birds and flowers. This bird is a quetzal.

This was just typical !  Here I am, a great supporter of women’s strengths, female independence, and the right to be unafraid … and I go and get mugged and robbed.I am the first to admit that it was my own fault.   I have travelled all over the world and I know perfectly well that one should never wear jewellery in these places.  It is best, if possible, to look poor.  But after the 10-hour trans-Atlantic flight, and a fitful night’s sleep, I can be excused for just getting dressed in the…

This was just typical ! Here I am, a great supporter of women’s strengths, female independence, and the right to be unafraid … and I go and get mugged and robbed.I am the first to admit that it was my own fault. I have travelled all over the world and I know perfectly well that one should never wear jewellery in these places. It is best, if possible, to look poor. But after the 10-hour trans-Atlantic flight, and a fitful night’s sleep, I can be excused for just getting dressed in the…

"Waiting for the Parade", Sittee River, Belize.

"Waiting for the Parade", Sittee River, Belize.


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...Quick water-colour sketch of a man in Belize City, Central America.

...Quick water-colour sketch of a man in Belize City, Central America.

A big mama, Belize.  The black folk in Belize are either Creole or Garinfuna.

A big mama, Belize. The black folk in Belize are either Creole or Garinfuna.

Housemaid in the hotel in Guatamala

Housemaid in the hotel in Guatamala

Beauties of Belize!  People inland tend to be Mayan or Hispanic/Mopan, and on the coast they are usually Creole or Garifuna - these women are Garifuna.

Beauties of Belize! People inland tend to be Mayan or Hispanic/Mopan, and on the coast they are usually Creole or Garifuna - these women are Garifuna.

poor woman in the market, Belize. Quick sketch done on the back of my cheque book!

poor woman in the market, Belize. Quick sketch done on the back of my cheque book!

Sketch of the character "Marie Carmen" who features in my novel "Saying Nothing". The book is mainly set in Spain, but Marie Carmen is from Peru (which I realize is not really CA).

Sketch of the character "Marie Carmen" who features in my novel "Saying Nothing". The book is mainly set in Spain, but Marie Carmen is from Peru (which I realize is not really CA).

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