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 feature on me in Paint & Draw magazine

20 Mar No Comments

I was recently contacted by Paint & Draw magazine to feature in an article on my work, naturally, I was more than happy to help out. During our conversation, we agreed that all the works shown were done entirely en plein air (on site) in one day. I really enjoyed (read more…)

A painting of The White Cross pub in Richmond upon Thames

25 Jan 3 Comments

You can buy a limited edition print of this painting here During the summer, I was commissioned to paint the White Cross riverside pub in Richmond upon Thames. It is a stout and impressive London brick building, constructed in the early 19th century as a watering hole for locals, and (read more…)

The Pilton Christmas Fayre 10th December from 10am to 4pm

5 Dec No Comments

Come along to the Pilton Christmas Fayre and find beautiful and quirky gifts for the festive season. All three floors of the Village Hall will have stalls showcasing the best arts and crafts from Pilton and the local area. Entrance free, refreshments available. Children’s Clothes, Paintings, Felt hats and scarfs, (read more…)

A painting of a fishing boat in Portsmouth by the sea

14 Nov 1 Comment

I painted this fishing boat one Sunday morning (6th Nov 2016) in Eastney, Portsmouth. It is the view from Ferry Road to Lock Lake where many of the local fishing boats are pulled up beyond the tide line for safety and repairs. Over the years, many are now used for (read more…)

A painting commission of a house for a wedding gift

24 Aug No Comments

I was contacted recently by someone who requested a painting of their house as a wedding gift for his bride to be. Painting peoples’ homes is something I do all the time so I was more than happy to help out and I agreed. I was also pleased with the (read more…)

A painting commission of The Goodwood Revival Festival

28 Jul 1 Comment

I was commissioned by one of the people involved in the Goodwood Revival festival to paint a scene which gives a flavour of the festival. What is the Goodwood Revival festival? “From 1948 to 1966 the Goodwood circuit was the spiritual home of British motor racing, staging classic races such (read more…)

Painting two Bridges in Bath, Somerset

29 Jun No Comments

This painting of Pulteney Bridge is available to buy here. As I now live in Somerset, I thought I would do a local painting or two. I often visit the ancient town of Bath. This spot has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, however, it was developed into (read more…)

An illustration of St Mary’s Works in Norwich

21 Apr No Comments

I was approached by the architect developer Architekton to help them illustrate their ideas in the development of St Mary’s Works in Norwich. An ideal job for me as my pencils and brushes can get to work on great architecture and community living. What is St Mary’s Works? St Mary’s (read more…)

15 Drawings of Pilton Village, Somerset

9 Mar 1 Comment

St John The Baptist Church, Pilton Village, Somerset. Grade 1 listed building. After growing up in the City of Portsmouth in Hampshire, I then moved to London. I lived in that mad bad and most thrilling city for near on 24 years. I still work mostly in London, though I (read more…)

Paintings of St Ives and West Cornwall

12 Aug 2 Comments

See this image larger This painting is available as a limited edition print here. I recently took a trip over to West Cornwall using St Ives as my base. It was a very busy trip, and I managed to do a fair bit of work all over the western part (read more…)

A painting of the Cambridge University boat houses

5 Mar No Comments

I was recently asked to do a painting of a small section of the river Cam in the University City of Cambridge. I have painted the town a few times before so I was looking forward to painting the river too. The focus of the painting was to be rowing (read more…)

A painting trip to Northumberland

25 Jan 2 Comments

A while back, I took a visit up to Northumberland for a few days painting. We booked a small cottage in the quiet and isolated fishing village of Craster, which is the home of the kipper, so the locals told me. To plan my painting trip, I decided to set (read more…)

Nine paintings of the Cotswolds in the UK

16 Jan 2 Comments

A while back, I spent sometime in the Cotswolds on a painting trip for an exhibition. Prior to my trip, I had only really passed through this stunning part of the UK on the way to somewhere else. It seemed such a pity not to stop. So when an exhibition (read more…)

A painting of North Curry Church, Somerset

8 Jan No Comments

About North Curry The village of North Curry is situated on a slight rise plumb in the middle of the dead flat expanse of the Somerset levels and Curry moor. Its advantageous position, above the annual flooding, makes it an ideal spot for habitation, so it’s no surprise that there (read more…)

An oil painting commission of Dymchurch, Kent

24 Nov 2 Comments

You can buy a limited edition print of this painting here  I pulled into the near empty sea front car park in Dymchurch at about 9am. It wasn’t the best of weather to say the least. The sea was in a foaming, booming rage. I peered through my flapping wipers (read more…)

A painting trip to St Ives in Cornwall

5 Oct 3 Comments

This Summer I treated myself to a quick trip to St Ives in Cornwall on the very tip of South West England. About St Ives St Ives has been there since at least the 5th Century and was named after an Irish saint. For the most part it has plied (read more…)

Watercolour postcards painted at the Glastonbury Festival

2 Jul 1 Comment

Converted volkswagen  dormobile camper used as an ice cream Bus As I am fortunate enough to live in Pilton where the Glastonbury Festival is held, and living here makes it easy ofr me to get out with my paints and do a spot of work in between bands, larger and hog roast. (read more…)

A quick painting trip around Pilton

27 May 2 Comments

Glastonbury Tor 30cm x 14cm Oil on Board Over the bank Holiday weekend I decided to take a quick trip over the back hills of Pilton to do a spot of traditional outdoor oil painting. It is not something I do on a regular basis though sometimes its just good to splash (read more…)

A commission to paint Victoria square in Clifton, Bristol

4 Feb No Comments

Victoria square is A leafy Early Victorian promenaded square of sumptuous four story town houses in stone that glows the colour of toast, commonly known as Bath Stone. In the centre of the square are very well tended gardens with not a cider bottle in site.   The square was (read more…)

Painting Conkers for old times sake

23 Nov 6 Comments

  I arrived back from London at Castle Cary station on an October afternoon. Autumn was on its way, it was blowing a bit and none too warm; what turned out to be an excellent Summer was certainly in the past so I picked up the pace to get to (read more…)

A spot of early morning painting on the Somerset Levels

17 Nov No Comments

Oil on Board 29cm x 12cm I was pretty busy last week with commissions and various other commitments, and although it always good to be busy, and its a great job you can sometimes get a wee bit full. So on occasion you need to just get out with your easel and (read more…)

My first Somerset Art Weeks festival

6 Oct 1 Comment

  I have just finished Somerset Art Weeks (mentioned in a previous blog). It was my first festival and lasted two weeks at Worthy Barn, Pilton so I thought I would post a small summary.   As I am a recent resident of the village of Pilton, I thought I (read more…)

Preparing for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013

30 Aug No Comments

  I am currently putting my work together for this year Somerset Art Weeks (SAW) an artist-led organisation and Somerset’s only countywide agency dedicated to developing the visual arts. It is running from 21st September to the 6th October.   This is my first year exhibiting with SAW and I (read more…)

A visit to The Exmoor National Park and a quick drawing too

11 Jun No Comments

I paid a quick visit to Porlock Weir on the North Coast of Exmoor National Park. This is a very tiny fishing village tucked beneath the high hills and bluffs of the National Park, accessed by a single and often precipitous road. As you enter the village there is a short terrace (read more…)

I drew the Glastonbury Tor on a rare sunny day

29 Mar No Comments

Today it was sunny, really cold but sunny. Even though I have loads of studio work to do I decided to make the best of this rarest of days and do some work outside.   Grabbing my gear I took a short walk through the village and out on the (read more…)

We have moved from London to Pilton

29 Apr No Comments

After 23 years in London we have finally decided to move out to the country. We are now living in the Somerset village of Pilton, the home of the Glastonbury festival. They tell me we have free tickets for life. Now that’s not bad.   It’s a fine location for (read more…)

Yearly Roundup 2011

20 Dec No Comments

I have written a quick round up of this year.   Some of the articles link to blogs in the site if you wish to see more detail. Framed paintings for sale 2011(7.5 mg pdf) Mounted Paintings for sale 201 (2.5mg pdf) Exhibitions I have been involved in a few exhibitions (read more…)

I sold my watercolour painting at The Bath Prize

31 Oct No Comments

I am very pleased to hear this very dull Monday morning that my painting I entered in The Bath Prize had sold at the auction on Friday. A tricky competition to do as they choose where you paint. It is of ‘North Parade Bridge’ which would not have been my (read more…)

The Inaugural Exhibition of The Plein Air Brotherhood

2 Sep 2 Comments

Last night I dared to venture out of my London manor to The Inaugural Exhibition of ‘The Plein Air Brotherhood’ at The A & K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. ‘The Plein Air Brotherhood’ are A new group of talented artists and like minded souls who enjoy the considerable challenges (read more…)

A painting in Cookham

15 May No Comments

This kind of painting is not really my sort of thing (it has a sky in it). Though as it was sunny and I was ‘between paintings’ so to speak I decided to pop over to the village of Cookham in Berkshire to do some traditional outdoor (plein-air) work. I (read more…)

Drawings for the Bath Art Prize

3 Jan No Comments

We went to Bath over the new year and I took time out to get wrapped up and get a few sketches together as a spot of pre planning for the Bath Art Prize in the summer. I am not sure which one i shall do yet. I think I will go (read more…)

Christmas Cracker 2010 exhibition at Byard Art in Cambridge

21 Nov 1 Comment

An inspirational Christmas collection of paintings, sculptures, original prints, ceramics, glass, textiles, craft and exclusive jewellery will be on show in the gallery. I will be showing three paintings at the show (see two below) and the opening times are: Byard Art, Cambridge Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm & (read more…)