Pintar Rapido: Paint a picture in a day in London

13 Aug 6 Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Pintar Rapido London, is the UK’s largest outdoor painting festival, competition and exhibition. A weekend celebration of art and of the London cityscape. It is open to professional and non-professional artists of all (read more…)

A painting of The Real Food Market on the Southbank

8 Jul No Comments

See this painting larger by clicking here I was recently asked to paint The Real Food Market on the Southbank in London by a client who used to work there with his wife. They had great memories over the years and wanted something permanent to remember it all by. About the (read more…)

Pintar Rapido painting competition 12 July 2015

6 Jul No Comments

The painting above is Michelin House painted at Pintar Rapido 2013.  Read about this painting here The past few years I have entered myself into the Pintar Rapido painting competition in London (see images at the top and bottom). This takes place over two days. On the first day you (read more…)

A painting of a house in London Fields, Hackney

19 Jun 3 Comments

I lived in Hackney for a few good years and really enjoyed my time there so I was pretty pleased to re visit the borough to paint one of the typical terraced houses that still remain in the borough. In my lifetime, Hackney has spent many years being viewed as (read more…)

A painting of Liverpool Street Station, London

2 Jun 3 Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here I got caught in one of those ‘spoilt for choice’ situations in London recently. All artists get it at some point. You really want to go out and paint something though you don’t (read more…)

A painting of Spitalfields Market, London

29 Apr No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here Producing a painting of this scene of Spitalfields Market has long been on my list of ‘Paintings to do’. I love painting markets, and this one is a real treat with plenty of history attached too. So when I was (read more…)

A painting and drawing tour of Greenwich – Part 1

29 Apr 4 Comments

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 can pack a huge amount into a day. Much of it is open spaces and parkland too, (read more…)

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 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…)

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 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…)

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…)

One hot day to paint Michelin House, London for Pintar Rapido

17 Jul 4 Comments

I was talked into entering the Pintar Rapido – create a picture in a day. This is a self-explanatory exhibition based in Kensington and Chelsea, London. Essentially you have a day to complete one picture in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea and deliver it to the Town Hall in (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…)

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…)

A quick watercolour tour of Hackney

31 Jul 2 Comments

I have over the years painted my neighborhood, The London Borough of Hackney.  Hackney could well be the most famous borough in the country and despite its often insalubrious reputation there is still something of the ‘Exciting reckless friend’ about it. Even big international brands have recognised the ‘outsider’ reputation (read more…)

I am working on an oil painting of Brick Lane.

27 Mar No Comments

Well technically it is Sclater Street although most people will know it a part of Brick Lane market. Brick Lane Click on the image to see it larger Like any area in transition there are quite distinctive parts. On the south side can be found the Bengali community who replaced (read more…)

london seen – nine man show 10 January – 10 February 2011

3 Jan No Comments

At the LLEWELLYN ALEXANDER (Fine Paintings) LTD London I have a water colour exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander in Waterloo. All six are scenes of London. Do pop along if you have the time. Chase away the January blues! “Familiar and unusual scenes of London by this group of nine (read more…)

A christmas show at Panter and Hall 2010

21 Nov No Comments

When I plan my paintings of the gardens, allotments and such I often do small studies for reference. Secondly i have begun to collect those dreadful discarded ornaments that are found in charity shops. I suspect these are just picked up in house clearances and handed to the shops en (read more…)

An oil painting of the Whitechapel Road

31 Aug 2 Comments

This painting is available to buy as a limited edition print This is the Whitechapel Road in East London. I have painted this scene a number of times and i am still drawn to it. A street like this will at first site appear static, unchanging. Though on closer observation (read more…)

Watercolour and oil painting exhibition in London

11 Jan No Comments

Latest news. I have an exhibition entitled London Scene, A Capital Exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in waterloo. Exhibiting both watercolour and oil paintings. From the 11 January – 10 February 2010. Gallery Open 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday: 124 -126 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN UK (read more…)

Three watercolours sold on the first day

13 Nov 1 Comment

All good news that three of my six paintings have sold on the first day of the exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in waterloo. One of which is featured above. It is of the bridges above Bourough Market. When i was painting it every second person kept telling me (read more…)

Art exhibition in Waterloo, London

1 Nov No Comments

Latest news I have an eight man show at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in waterloo. Exhibiting both watercolour and oil paintings. It starts on the 8 – 28 November 2009. Private view on Wednesday 4th 2009. Gallery Open 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday: 124 -126 The Cut, Waterloo, London (read more…)

A completed Painting of Columbia Road Market

31 Aug No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print After much aggravation in the initial drawing stage I have finally completed the painting of Columbia Road Market. It was a challenge to do and took much longer than I first anticipated. I just kept adding figures. The last being the (read more…)