Paintings of St Ives and West Cornwall

12 Aug 2 Comments

See this image larger This painting is available as a limited edition print here. I recently took a trip over to West Cornwall using St Ives as my base. It was a very busy trip, and I managed to do a fair bit of work all over the western part (read more…)

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…)

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…)

Painting fish for ‘Pets at Home’ Magazine

23 Apr 13 Comments

Sometimes I am commissioned to illustrate something that I know absolutely nothing about. That said, however, you have to learn very fast when it comes to specialist subjects because the client is quick to point out all your howling errors. I was asked to illustrate three groups of fish in in three (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…)

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…)

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 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 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…)

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 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 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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

Scrapbook Live exhibition Thursday 9th May

16 May No Comments

I was recently invited to exhibit at the Scrap Book Live event organised by Illustrationweb at The Griffin Gallery in London. It was a great night which included live portrait painting by Sarah Beetson and some great calligraphy demonstrations too. Exhibiting my work next to such great talent is always (read more…)