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.


I have been involved in a few exhibitions and was lucky enough tofeature again in The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in London. It’s always a unique pageant and has the oddest customs going back hundreds of years.

Also worth a mention was my first time at The Bath Prize which my entry, I’m pleased to say was successful – plus I sold my painting as well!

A few accolades

In July Winsor & Newton paid me the honour of being their featured artist on their monthly Newsletter , a special treat as there are 1,000’s of members on the site. I thanked them and they replied and said they liked me me because they found me ‘peculiar!’

Later that month I was also featured artist on the internationally renowned ‘Creative Finder’ website and I was featured on the home page too.

Painting trips

I have been all over this year on painting trips. In May there was a visit to Cuba and I had a great opportunity to paint the eclectic mad house which is Havana. Cuba is a gift to any one on every level so do go there if you have an opportunity.

Havana, Cuba

In June a friend loaned me his house in the French Pyrenees and despite the precipitous driving conditions it was fantastic. I was spoilt with scenery though my favourite part was painting the next door neighbour’s including an inseparable Goat and Hen.


In September it was over to New York and a short trip upstate to the small town of Hudson situated as might be expected on the Hudson River.

New York

There huge amount to say about New York and I still haven’t finished my blog on it. I hope to finish it off early next year.


The last trip of the year was to move house I  finally left London after 23 years and moved to the west of England near Bath. As mentioned I have already insinuated myself into the Bath Prize and had a few productive conversations with a couple of galleries. I will still paint my beloved urban scenes though I feel I may be practicing painting sheep, pigs and chickens a good deal more than one would living in London.


Well that’s it for now, next year I expect will be just as busy although there will not be so much travelling as I will be concentrating on settling in to my new home.


Thanks for reading, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Best wishes


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