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 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…)

I am giving away this drawing in my next newsletter

4 Mar 6 Comments

Sign up to my newsletter and you can enter the free draw to win this preparatory pencil study. The newsletter will be sent on the 10th March 2015  I do a newsletter only when I feel I have got something to say, and which I feel maybe of genuine interest (read more…)

A painting of a Mod on a Vespa

22 Feb No Comments

I had this commission to paint a scooter rider for a client’s husbands birthday. It seemed a simple at first. Just do a rider on a scooter I said to myself. Simple. How wrong was I! This first scooter I did was a  Lamberetta which of course was totally not (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 4 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…)

A painting of Brick Lane market

4 Jan 2 Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here There has been a market on Brick Lane since the 17th Century and was then known as ‘The Truman Markets after the old brewery that used to be on situated at number 91. In those days, it was just a (read more…)

A painting of Camden Market, London

24 Nov No Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Camden market is situated on the Regent’s Canal and occupies a complex of disused Victorian warehouses, and even an old horse hospital, that cluster around the canal and up Camden High Street. It (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…)

I am exhibiting Affordable Art Fair Battersea 23 – 26 October 2014

5 Oct No Comments

I am exhibiting in Battersea again this year at the Affordable Art Fair.   ‘October sees the return of London’s friendliest art fair, welcoming art lovers, art connoisseurs, and art novices alike to discover affordable art by thousands of artists under one roof. Our 112 participating galleries come from all (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…)

A drawing to give away of a sunbather on St Ives beach

5 Oct 5 Comments

Sign up to my newsletter and you can enter the free draw to win this preparatory pencil study.   A drawing to give away of a sunbather on St Ives beach I have been working down in Cornwall on a few paintings of the local seaside towns and villages. Among (read more…)

A painting of the Old Bailey in The City of London

14 Sep 7 Comments

Earlier this year, I was commissioned to do a painting of the Old Bailey in The City of London. It was a double commission really, she wanted one of the Royal Courts of Justice too. They were a retirement present for her husband. He was a TV camera man for (read more…)

A drawing to give away of a shopper at Columbia Road market

29 Aug 8 Comments

 Sign up to my newsletter and you can enter the free draw to win this preparatory pencil study.     A drawing of a shopper at Columbia Road market, London I was recently commissioned to do a painting of Columbia Road flower market in London, so I popped over on a Sunday (read more…)

A days painting in Kensington and Chelsea with Pintar Rapido

6 Aug 7 Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here. Pintar Rapido is essentially a painting competition where you have to paint a picture in a single day and exhibit the next day all within the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Last year I did a watercolour painting of (read more…)

A political cartoon on Scottish Independence

6 Aug No Comments

Should we stay or should we go? Scots politicians clash I was asked to produce a political cartoon to illustrate an article on the up and coming Scottish Independence Vote. The article features a series of questions put to Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives and Conservative MSP (Member (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 drawing to give away in my next newsletter

25 Jun No Comments

Sign up to my newsletter and you can enter the free draw to win this preparatory pencil study in the next few weeks. Who is he? I am currently working a great deal in London’s East End and while drawing a building with two tube trains on the roof I (read more…)

Painting cats is pretty fun and I dont mind admitting it

19 Jun No Comments

I was commissioned recently to paint four cats owned by one of my clients. Initially she just wanted simple portraits for the wall. I however wanted to give it a bit more and suggested we do something around their personalities and have them in individual chairs too to add a (read more…)

A commission for an oil painting of Brick Lane, London

29 May 7 Comments

  I was commissioned to paint this bar (Casa Blue) which is situated on the corner of Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road in London’s East End. Now many people say that London is the hippest city in the world. And if London is indeed the most hippest city in (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 painting of Bacon Street Market, Spitalfields

22 May No Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Someone who has never visited Brick Lane Market before could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Brick Lane market’ was all there is, you will discover, however, a few scattered other market gems huddled (read more…)

A feature in ‘Spitalfields Life’ about me and my work

22 Apr No Comments

5 Fournier Street On Good Friday I was invited to be interviewed by ‘The gentle author’ – the anonymous blog and book writer of ‘Spitalfields Life’ who has set the rather daunting ambition of:   “Writing at least ten thousand stories about Spitalfields life. At the rate of one a (read more…)

A few illustration pieces for a client in Dubai

26 Mar 3 Comments

I thought I would do a blog on some of my illustration work I have been working on. The Client MEED is a magazine based in the Middle East and I am commissioned on occasion to do covers for them. We have been working together for about a year now (read more…)

A watercolour painting of The Royal Courts of Justice

17 Mar 4 Comments

This painting is for sale on my online shop here. I am a member of London Historians, a group of like-minded London history enthusiasts. Director Mike Paterson invited me along to one of its tours: The Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand. I have a keen interest in history (read more…)

A watercolour commission of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

4 Feb 2 Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print on this link  A client who is a great Spurs’ fan, commissioned me to paint the Tottenham Hotspur Football Stadium in North London. There is some urgency in this commission as the current stadium will be demolished pretty soon and be replaced (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…)

I will give away this drawing in my next newsletter

30 Jan 11 Comments

Sign up to my newsletter and you can enter the free draw to win this preparatory pencil study.   I send out my newsletter when I feel I have got something to say which is of genuine interest, usually once or twice a month. Included in each newsletter is one (read more…)

A watercolour of Covent Garden Market

16 Jan 2 Comments

I was commissioned to do a painting of Covent Garden in central London. The client asked for a picture of the present market hall built in 1830, also including a few local characters. A delight to do. When I arrived on site sketchbook in hand I began pulling in the (read more…)

A quick drawing tour of the St Paul’s area of London

8 Jan 5 Comments

Prior to doing any painting I generally do onsite drawings first. In this case I chose to do a quick drawing tour of the St Pauls area of London. I decided to do all my drawings just within a few hundred yards of each other as it was a decent challenge and it was a (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…)

Preparing for The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

19 Oct No Comments

To help stem the chaos of an artist’s life A few years ago I did a great deal of work studying Time Management, I even bought a few books on it.   Something had to be done as the ‘things to be completed’ tide was eventually going to sweep me (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…)