A painting of Shoreditch High Street, London

26 Apr No Comments

I was commissioned to paint this junction of Shoreditch High Street. My client spent many years living in an apartment on this junction, and wanted a memory of it. Today, it is party central with a bar, club, coffee shop or nightclub on every corner. Oh mustn’t forget the arty (read more…)

Launching my YouTube Channel – A Sketchbook View

26 Apr No Comments

This month I am launching my YouTube channel. It is something I have been wanted to do for a long time and am most pleased that I have finally got around to it. I will be doing videos regularly so please do subscribe, and add the odd ‘like’ too if (read more…)

A painting of Leadenhall Market, London

24 Aug No Comments

Whilst wondering about The City of London one weekend, I accidently came across Leadenhall Market. I had no idea it was there and it is a bit of a shock at first site. An ornate red cake wedding cake of a building muscled in either side by concrete and glass. (read more…)

A painting of Dalston Yard Street Feast, Hackney, London

24 Jan 6 Comments

I was invited to do a painting of The Dalston Yard Street Feast in Hackney London. This being a disused light industrial factory complex in the heart of Dalston, which has found a new life as a street food eatery, and a night spot. Click images below to see them larger About (read more…)

Paintings of ten London Street Markets part 2 of 2

16 Dec 3 Comments

I have been painting London scenes for many years and has a particular interest in the ever changing face of the street markets. Many have been on the same site for over 500 years, and some for just a few years. To survive and thrive however each has to adapt to (read more…)

Paintings of ten London Street Markets part 1 of 2

16 Dec No Comments

I have been painting London scenes for many years and has a particular interest in the ever changing face of the street markets. Many have been on the same site for over 500 years, and some for just a few years. To survive and thrive however each has to adapt to (read more…)

A painting of Broadway Market, Hackney, London

16 Nov 2 Comments

This painting is available to buy here as a limited edition print. If any East London market tells a story of steady gentrification of the area it is Broadway Market in Hackney. It was first opened in the 1890’s to serve the local population who lived in the newly built (read more…)

A painting of a house in London Fields, Hackney

19 Jun 3 Comments

I lived in Hackney for a few good years and really enjoyed my time there so I was pretty pleased to re visit the borough to paint one of the typical terraced houses that still remain in the borough. In my lifetime, Hackney has spent many years being viewed as (read more…)

A painting of Liverpool Street Station, London

2 Jun 3 Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here I got caught in one of those ‘spoilt for choice’ situations in London recently. All artists get it at some point. You really want to go out and paint something though you don’t (read more…)

A painting of Spitalfields Market, London

29 Apr No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here Producing a painting of this scene of Spitalfields Market has long been on my list of ‘Paintings to do’. I love painting markets, and this one is a real treat with plenty of history attached too. So when I was (read more…)

A painting and drawing tour of Greenwich – Part 1

29 Apr 4 Comments

I was recently commissioned to paint a few places in the London Borough of Greenwich. All the places featured, are within 15 minutes walking distance of each other so on a visit you can pack a huge amount into a day. Much of it is open spaces and parkland too, (read more…)

A painting and drawing tour of Greenwich – Part 2

28 Apr No Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here I was recently commissioned to paint a few places in the London Borough of Greenwich. All the places featured, are  within 15 minutes walking distance of each other so on a visit, you (read more…)

A painting of Brick Lane market

4 Jan 2 Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here There has been a market on Brick Lane since the 17th Century and was then known as ‘The Truman Markets after the old brewery that used to be on situated at number 91. In those days, it was just a (read more…)

A drawing to give away of a shopper at Columbia Road market

29 Aug 8 Comments

 Sign up to my newsletter and you can enter the free draw to win this preparatory pencil study.     A drawing of a shopper at Columbia Road market, London I was recently commissioned to do a painting of Columbia Road flower market in London, so I popped over on a Sunday (read more…)

A commission for an oil painting of Brick Lane, London

29 May 7 Comments

  I was commissioned to paint this bar (Casa Blue) which is situated on the corner of Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road in London’s East End. Now many people say that London is the hippest city in the world. And if London is indeed the most hippest city in (read more…)

A painting of Bacon Street Market, Spitalfields

22 May No Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Someone who has never visited Brick Lane Market before could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Brick Lane market’ was all there is, you will discover, however, a few scattered other market gems huddled (read more…)

A feature in ‘Spitalfields Life’ about me and my work

22 Apr No Comments

5 Fournier Street On Good Friday I was invited to be interviewed by ‘The gentle author’ – the anonymous blog and book writer of ‘Spitalfields Life’ who has set the rather daunting ambition of:   “Writing at least ten thousand stories about Spitalfields life. At the rate of one a (read more…)

A quick watercolour tour of Hackney

31 Jul 2 Comments

I have over the years painted my neighborhood, The London Borough of Hackney.  Hackney could well be the most famous borough in the country and despite its often insalubrious reputation there is still something of the ‘Exciting reckless friend’ about it. Even big international brands have recognised the ‘outsider’ reputation (read more…)

I am working on an oil painting of Brick Lane.

27 Mar No Comments

Well technically it is Sclater Street although most people will know it a part of Brick Lane market. Brick Lane Click on the image to see it larger Like any area in transition there are quite distinctive parts. On the south side can be found the Bengali community who replaced (read more…)

An oil painting of the Whitechapel Road

31 Aug 2 Comments

This painting is available to buy as a limited edition print This is the Whitechapel Road in East London. I have painted this scene a number of times and i am still drawn to it. A street like this will at first site appear static, unchanging. Though on closer observation (read more…)

A completed Painting of Columbia Road Market

31 Aug No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print After much aggravation in the initial drawing stage I have finally completed the painting of Columbia Road Market. It was a challenge to do and took much longer than I first anticipated. I just kept adding figures. The last being the (read more…)

A sketch of Columbia Road

2 Aug No Comments

I am currently battling away with a painting of Columbia road flower market. I say battling because when the market is open it is utter mayhem. A virtual 80’s trading floor at the summit of a black Wednesday. There are great eddying tides of people heavy with boxes of plants (read more…)