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 Savoca and Castelmola, Sicily – Part 2

26 Sep 3 Comments

A painting of Bar Vitelli in Savoca, Sicily This painting is available to buy here. In the 1972 film ‘The Godfather’, Bar Vitelli in Savoca, Sicily was the location where Michael Corleone brokered the marriage deal with the father of his future wife Apollonia. Sadly Michael’s love was doomed as (read more…)

A painting trip to Malta – Valletta. Part 1

25 May 4 Comments

I had never been to Malta before though it was always on my list for visits. I say this, as in a strange way, this diminutive island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, had a more than significant influence in my upbringing. Firstly, my dad was in the Royal (read more…)

A painting trip to Malta – Marsascala & Mdina Part 2

25 Apr No Comments

This painting of Mdina, Malta is available to buy here. Mdina has been inhabited in one form or another for well over 4,000 years. So it not an exaggeration to say that in more recent years the Apostle Paul was said to have lived after being shipwrecked here around 60 (read more…)

A painting and drawing trip to Seville, Spain

5 Mar 10 Comments

I took up a generous offer to borrow a friend’s house in Old Seville for a week or so last summer, the trip was mainly for the food, history and wine although I took along my paints too and I was just rummaging through the work I did there and (read more…)

Part 1: A painting trip to the French Pyrenees

12 Jul 2 Comments

I recently visited the French Pyrenees for a painting trip. It’s a wonderful place, and along with the paintings I took some time to write a small journal for this blog.  Thanks for reading.   Our landing at Lourdes Of course the most famous thing about this modest Pyrenees town, (read more…)

Part 2: A painting trip to the French Pyrenees

12 Jul 2 Comments

Luz-St-Sauveur See part 1 I was very glad to get to Luz-St-Sauveur. The day was hot and the car was dry. Luz-St-Sauveur is a lovely pre medieval village sitting at the bottom of a valley on the lip of the Pyrenees National Park and all the views you can eat (read more…)