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…)

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…)

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…)

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 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…)

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 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 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…)

Preparing for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013

30 Aug No Comments

  I am currently putting my work together for this year Somerset Art Weeks (SAW) an artist-led organisation and Somerset’s only countywide agency dedicated to developing the visual arts. It is running from 21st September to the 6th October.   This is my first year exhibiting with SAW and I (read more…)

Giveaway drawing comments following my last newsletter

14 Aug No Comments

I give away a drawing with each newsletter I send out. The most recent winner has sent over a few comments about the drawing he won which I have posted below.   If you want to win a drawing too then just sign up to my newsletter in the box provided (read more…)

A visit to The Exmoor National Park and a quick drawing too

11 Jun No Comments

I paid a quick visit to Porlock Weir on the North Coast of Exmoor National Park. This is a very tiny fishing village tucked beneath the high hills and bluffs of the National Park, accessed by a single and often precipitous road. As you enter the village there is a short terrace (read more…)

Showing pigs at The Royal Bath & West Show

5 Jun 5 Comments

As a lifetime ‘Towny’ I have to confess that I had never been to an agricultural show in all my life so I jumped at the opportunity to pop over to The Royal Bath & West Show. It was a fascinating day with every aspect of country life catered for (read more…)

Drawing a glimmer of Spring on The River Thames, London

18 Apr No Comments

The weather in the last year in the UK has been nothing short of appalling. There are only so many winter scenes or rainy landscapes an artist can cope with. Yes, this last year would have even challenged the great Turner. I have to say though the last week things (read more…)

I drew the Glastonbury Tor on a rare sunny day

29 Mar No Comments

Today it was sunny, really cold but sunny. Even though I have loads of studio work to do I decided to make the best of this rarest of days and do some work outside.   Grabbing my gear I took a short walk through the village and out on the (read more…)

The winner of the last newsletter drawing giveaway

28 Mar No Comments

I give away a drawing with each of my newsletters. The winner is picked out at random from those who wish to take part in the draw.   The last drawing which was a preparatory drawing for an oil painting was won by Bea from Hove, UK. She was kind (read more…)

A drawing to give away in my newsletter

3 Mar 7 Comments

I will be giving away this (8cm x 16cm) mounted drawing in my next newsletter which will be sent on the 4th March.   The winner will be picked randomly from all those who put in a request for him. A drawing will be on offer for each newsletter from (read more…)

Initial pencil drawings for an allotment picture

27 Jan No Comments

I am currently working on an oil painting for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. No guarantees of getting in of course as the competition is brutal as the whole of the Cotswolds apply. They have, however, let me in a few times before so it is certainly worth a punt (read more…)

Drawing London in January

14 Jan No Comments

I am currently working on a commission to paint a number of scenes around the Waterloo area of London. I began just before Christmas drawing in the main façade of the station featuring commuters, Christmas shoppers, and those going on holiday. All pouring in and out of the main entrance. (read more…)