A review of my paintings by the ‘MAKING A MARK’ website

26 Feb No Comments

Whilst browsing the internet a short while ago and I was surprised to see my work being singled out for praise in a review by the ‘MAKING A MARK’ website. The review featured my painting of the Tate and Lyle Sugar Refinery shown at the NEAC Annual Exhibition 2019.  As (read more…)

A painting of Port Isaac in North Cornwall

26 Feb No Comments

A client packed me off to Port Isaac in North Cornwall to paint the view across the harbour from Rosearrock Hill. I love Port Isaac so I was looking forward to it, marking out a day or two to get down there and complete the job. I would also paint (read more…)

A painting of Highworth High Street, Wiltshire

28 Jan No Comments

I have learnt that everywhere, no matter how small or prepossessing, has something unique about it. So, on investigation, I have discovered that Highworth is the highest town in the county of Wiltshire! I really enjoyed this commission and was keen to do a blog on the town. OK, it’s (read more…)

A painting day at Carhenge, Glastonbury Festival

28 Jan No Comments

By kind permission, I visited the Glastonbury festival Carhenge storage area to do a bit of painting. Here is where they store the dystopian sculptures, derelict aircraft and vehicles while the festival is not running. You can buy this painting here You can buy a limited edition print of the painting here I’m (read more…)

An allotment painting in Pilton Somerset

18 Dec 3 Comments

I mentioned in previous newsletter that I took a painting trip to New York for a week. It was a tremendous experience, but when I got home I was very much in need of a bit or rural! You can buy this painting here To indulge myself, I took my (read more…)

A painting of Mousehole in Cornwall

18 Dec 1 Comment

Mousehole is a small fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall which the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, described as “the loveliest village in England”. He must have thought so as he spent his honeymoon in Mousehole. At a pub. So no surprises there. You can buy a limited edition (read more…)

A Painting of Chipping Campden in The Cotswolds

12 Nov 2 Comments

During the summer I got a commission to go and paint a scene in Chipping Campden in The Cotswolds. I used to visit Chipping Campden regularly about ten years ago as I exhibited in the village of Broadway just up the road. I was looking forward to stopping by again (read more…)

A painting of Worcester Cathedral

3 Sep No Comments

On this sunny morning I had set up my portable easel on the banks of the river Severn in Worcester. Behind me was the Worcestershire Cricket ground, where I could hear the popping of the cricket balls as the players practiced in the nets. In front of me flowed the river with (read more…)

A painting of The Carpenters Arms Pub in Fitzrovia, London

16 Jul No Comments

In March I was asked to paint a picture for a 50th birthday party. The subject of the painting was venue for the party, namely The Carpenters Arms pub in Fitzrovia, London. I was exhibiting at The Mall Galleries so I had an opportunity to get the initial visual just (read more…)

Illustrations for A Sipsmith Gin Summer Campaign

16 Jul 1 Comment

The Sipsmith Gin company contacted me during the last days of winter to work on a summer campaign for their new Gin & Tonic in a can. The Sipsmith Gin & Tonic concept The initial idea was to create a scene which encompassed a number outdoor activities we may undertake (read more…)

A Painting of The Ship Inn, Lymington

5 Jun 1 Comment

Last year I was asked to paint a double commission of Lymington in Hampshire. I had an enjoyable visit and it all seemed to go well, so I was more than happy to receive an email from another client asking me to paint The Ship Inn on the quayside. The (read more…)

Illustration map of The Augusta National Golf Club, USA

9 May 2 Comments

Recently, I was commissioned to illustrate the Augusta National Golf Club and course in Augusta, Georgia for Golf Monthly magazine. I really enjoy producing maps. It appeals the “detail nut” inside me and I rather looked forward to it. A bit about Augusta National Golf Club Augusta National Golf Club was (read more…)

Painting a house in Barnes, London

9 May No Comments

You will find Barnes in the far west of London, nestled into one of the quieter curves of the River Thames. On arrival at the station, it doesn’t feel like London at all, more like a small rural town in the home counties. On exiting the station you’ll find it (read more…)

Exhibiting at the The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019

25 Mar 3 Comments

I was pleased to have my painting ‘Denmark Street (Tin pan Alley) chosen for entry to The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019. I was pleased to have my painting ‘Denmark Street (Tin pan Alley) chosen for entry to The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019. This annual exhibition is held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London (read more…)

A painting of The Market Porter pub in Borough Market

25 Mar No Comments

I was recently asked to produce an oil painting of The Market Porter pub in Southwark’s Borough Market.  Borough Market Borough Market sits at the south side of London Bridge. Records tell us that a market has been on this site since the 12th Century. However, there must have been (read more…)

A painting of Pilton Church, Somerset

20 Feb 1 Comment

I often get packed-off all over the place to paint a scene, but here I was only asked to take a very short walk down Bread Street to our local church here in Pilton, Somerset. The Church of St John the Baptist. I have painted the church before but this (read more…)

Dozing, and working at the allotment. A view from a train

28 Nov No Comments

When I used to commute through London, I would often see an allotment from the train window. It was quite a modest affair jammed between the track and a row of Victorian terraces pushing from behind. You can buy a limited edition print of the painting here I love allotments. (read more…)

Painting your own postcards

28 Nov 4 Comments

Many of my clients do a great deal of travelling to all sorts of exotic places around the world. OK, much of it is work related, but all in all, it seems pretty exciting. I often ask if they do any painting. They almost always say no. To me it (read more…)

Painting of an allotment & its owner

26 Sep No Comments

I wanted to do a painting of a gardener in the middle in his allotment at the end of a growing season, poised with his shovel prior to digging up his bounty. You can buy a limited edition print of the allotment digger painting here I had an allotment myself, (read more…)

Illustrations of London and Manchester for a rebrand

26 Sep 4 Comments

I was recently commissioned by KW Wealth, an independent wealth management firm, to help illustrate their rebrand. The background to the story… Recognising that the financial industry is fragmented and can often seem unapproachable, my brief was to capture the human face of KW Wealth. Almost all their clients are (read more…)

A commission to paint a house in West Sussex

28 Aug 3 Comments

A previous client contacted me and asked me to do a house portrait of his new family home in West Sussex, UK. Although it appears to be a Georgian house, it is in reality, newly built. So new in fact that when I arrived to work on my initial watercolour (read more…)

Lymington in the New Forest paintings

28 Aug No Comments

Two of my clients were looking for two paintings of Lymington for their home. They were not totally sure of the views they wanted, they had, however, a few favourites they would like to explore. After a brief chat, we decided to walk around the harbour area to discuss a (read more…)

A poster for a film about Denmark Street ‘Tin Pan Alley’

25 Jul 1 Comment

A while back, whilst on my travels through London I noticed demolition work going on around Denmark Street. It appeared that developers had already knocked down a fair bit on Earmshaw Street, and behind the buildings on Denmark Street too. Even though ‘development’ is becoming ever more commonplace I have (read more…)

A painting of The Ship Anson pub in Portsmouth

25 Apr No Comments

I often get sent all over the place to do my commissions and I have found it near impossible to guess where I may be working next. Again, I never would have guessed that it would be Portsmouth in the South of England. I say this as Portsmouth is my (read more…)