Painting and video tutorial for Paint & Draw Magazine

25 May No Comments

A few months back, Paint & Draw Magazine did a article on me and my work. Since that time they contacted me again and asked if I would put together a tutorial about my work processes. I was delighted to do so. This painting is available to buy here You (read more…)

A painting of Shoreditch High Street, London

26 Apr 3 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 9 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 3 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…)

An illustration commission of a modern laboratory

25 Jan 4 Comments

I was commissioned by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the USA to illustrate a laboratory for their annual newsletter. Rather than just text and figures, they wanted to develop a colourful image that best personified the organisation. The idea being that they would feature their modern laboratories showing (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…)

Illustrating packaging for quality ready meals in Ireland

1 Nov No Comments

During the rather short summer, I was asked to illustrate a selection of vegetables for the packaging of a selection of quality ready meals by ‘Pure Kitchen’ in Ireland. About Pure Kitchen “We craft handmade meals from the best quality, locally sourced ingredients for you to enjoy at home or (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 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 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 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…)

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 of Battersea Power Station, London

21 Apr No Comments

This painting of Battersea Power Station, London is available to buy here as a limited edition print.  I first moved to London in 1988 and I could see Battersea Power Station from the Portsmouth train coming into Waterloo. As I looked at it, someone told me that it was going (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…)

A painting of Battersea Reach, London

9 Mar 3 Comments

I was commissioned to paint the new apartments on the southern bank of the Thames known as Battersea Reach. This part of the river was severely damaged during World War II probably due to the local industries and the vast power station was just up river. Bombing accuracy was never (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 Berwick Street Market, Soho London

9 Oct 2 Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Berwick Street in Soho has been there since 1703 and it wasn’t long before local traders figured out that this small street would be a good spot to sell fruit, vegetables and general (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…)

Pintar Rapido: Paint a picture in a day in London

13 Aug 6 Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Pintar Rapido London, is the UK’s largest outdoor painting festival, competition and exhibition. A weekend celebration of art and of the London cityscape. It is open to professional and non-professional artists of all (read more…)

Pintar Rapido painting competition 12 July 2015

6 Jul No Comments

The painting above is Michelin House painted at Pintar Rapido 2013.  Read about this painting here The past few years I have entered myself into the Pintar Rapido painting competition in London (see images at the top and bottom). This takes place over two days. On the first day you (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…)