Corfe Castle Dorset

Painting Corfe village and Castle in Dorset

15 Jul No Comments

In May, the lockdown eased a wee bit and I seized the first opportunity I could to get out and do a spot of painting. I wanted something within easy distance of Pilton where I live so I pulled out a map and studied my options. You can buy this (read more…)

Painting post cards around Pilton in Somerset

Painting postcards around Pilton in Somerset

12 Mar 9 Comments

When the first lockdown hit, obviously I could not get out and about like I used to, so I had to come up with a solution that included a bit of exercise that might prevent me turning into a bit of an old hermit. My solution was to take up (read more…)

Padstow painting in cornwall

A painting of Padstow in Cornwall

12 Mar 4 Comments

You can buy a limited edition print of the Padstow painting here I really enjoy marine painting, you get to see many aspects of life, landscape and seascape. With the town of Padstow, in Cornwall, you are treated to a cornucopia of each. My main aim for the painting trip (read more…)

Leadenhall Market painting

A painting of Leadenhall Market in The City of London

21 Jan 2 Comments

Last year a client contacted me to paint an anniversary present for his husband who he married in 2019. The wedding reception was at The Lamb Tavern in London’s covered Leadenhall Market and he wanted an interior scene of the market showing the pub exterior with him, his husband and their (read more…)

An allotment painting in Fonthill Bishop

Allotment painting in Fonthill Bishop

21 Jan No Comments

I was asked to paint a small allotment in the village of Fonthill Bishop. This modest village is about nine miles from the Wiltshire town of Warminster. It may go unnoticed but for the Fonthill Park Estate. Fonthill Park Estate In one form or another, the Fonthill Park Estate goes back (read more…)

Woodbridge Prep School Map combined

Illustrated Aerial Views Woodbridge School in Suffolk

21 Dec No Comments

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” To me, this quote is the quote of 2020, we are living through a pandemic so businesses must quickly learn to adapt to the challenges of the ‘new normal’. In normal circumstances a school would hold open days (read more…)

Painting trip Dittisham for site

A painting trip and video in Dittisham in South Devon

24 Nov 2 Comments

Dittisham (locally pronounced Dit’sum) is in South Devon and near the mouth of the River Dart it is a fine ancient fishing port and real treat for painter and tourist alike. I have visited here previously when I lived in London. Then it was about 250 miles, which included the (read more…)

A painting of Pilton Somerset

A painting of a house in Pilton Somerset

27 Jul No Comments

I get asked to work all over the country but, for this commission, I did not have to go far as it was in the village of Pilton, Somerset where I live. See the final painting here The property looks as though it began as a modest farmhouse that over (read more…)

Painting of Port issac Cornwall

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…)

Painting of Highworth High Street

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 of Mousehole Cornwall

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…)

Chipping Campden St James Church Painting

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

A painting of Worcester Cathedral

3 Sep No Comments

You can buy a limited edition print of the painting here 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 (read more…)

Painting of the Carpenters Arms London

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…)

Sipsmith Gin Illustration

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

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 of Augusta National Golf Club

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…)

A painting of Barnes London

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…)

painting of The Market Porter

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

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…)

Painting your own postcards

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 Friers Square London

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…)