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 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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

We have moved from London to Pilton

29 Apr No Comments

After 23 years in London we have finally decided to move out to the country. We are now living in the Somerset village of Pilton, the home of the Glastonbury festival. They tell me we have free tickets for life. Now that’s not bad.   It’s a fine location for (read more…)

Yearly Roundup 2011

20 Dec No Comments

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. Framed paintings for sale 2011(7.5 mg pdf) Mounted Paintings for sale 201 (2.5mg pdf) Exhibitions I have been involved in a few exhibitions (read more…)

I sold my watercolour painting at The Bath Prize

31 Oct No Comments

I am very pleased to hear this very dull Monday morning that my painting I entered in The Bath Prize had sold at the auction on Friday. A tricky competition to do as they choose where you paint. It is of ‘North Parade Bridge’ which would not have been my (read more…)

The Inaugural Exhibition of The Plein Air Brotherhood

2 Sep 2 Comments

Last night I dared to venture out of my London manor to The Inaugural Exhibition of ‘The Plein Air Brotherhood’ at The A & K Wilson Gallery in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. ‘The Plein Air Brotherhood’ are A new group of talented artists and like minded souls who enjoy the considerable challenges (read more…)

A painting in Cookham

15 May No Comments

This kind of painting is not really my sort of thing (it has a sky in it). Though as it was sunny and I was ‘between paintings’ so to speak I decided to pop over to the village of Cookham in Berkshire to do some traditional outdoor (plein-air) work. I (read more…)

Drawings for the Bath Art Prize

3 Jan No Comments

We went to Bath over the new year and I took time out to get wrapped up and get a few sketches together as a spot of pre planning for the Bath Art Prize in the summer. I am not sure which one i shall do yet. I think I will go (read more…)

Christmas Cracker 2010 exhibition at Byard Art in Cambridge

21 Nov 1 Comment

An inspirational Christmas collection of paintings, sculptures, original prints, ceramics, glass, textiles, craft and exclusive jewellery will be on show in the gallery. I will be showing three paintings at the show (see two below) and the opening times are: Byard Art, Cambridge Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm & (read more…)

An oil painting in sutton-on-sea

30 Aug 4 Comments

I have recently been commissioned to paint a scene in Sutton-On-Sea. The client’s mother used to own a house in the town though she is now too elderly to visit so he thought a painting which would recall many a happy holiday would make a nice present for her. I (read more…)

The allotment fair drawing

6 Dec No Comments

am currently working on an oil painting and the preparatory drawing is above. The painting is based on an event at my mum’s allotment. As the growing season nears its end the members organise an “Allotment show”. Quite a jovial affair. They pitch a large marquee, have a jumble sale (read more…)

Painting in Robin Hoods bay and North Yorkshire

15 Aug No Comments

We had one of those notorious “staycations”. Camping in Yorkshire. The campsite was in Glaisdale, this being a tiny village in the nook of the North Yorkshire moors. I say campsite. Really it was just a small patchwork of fields huddled around a few stone built farm buildings. It is (read more…)