In recent times I have been shooting videos to give a bit of an idea my day-to-day life as a professional artist. As I don’t doubt you are just as busy as me, the videos are fairly short. I hope you enjoy them.

I have produced several videos over the years though it occurred to me recently that I have never shot one about myself. So, I thought for this video I would talk about my motivations for painting and why I do what I do.

Exhibiting at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London

Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil  Painters at the ROI Annual Exhibition 2023.

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882, promoting and exhibiting work of the highest standard in oil paint. The ROI provides a centre of excellence and encouragement for all who love this robust medium and is based at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.

The ROI Annual Exhibition showcases work by many exciting emerging painters alongside the work of more established names.

This year’s special theme is ‘Urban Life’ for which The ROI Themed Painting Prize is on offer to the best interpretation.  The theme is optional, one aspect of a larger exhibition to which oil paintings of all subjects, in any style, are welcome for consideration.

Journeys with my sketchbook

I have a shelf at home that is full of my old sketchbooks and occasionally I flick through them to recall and relive my past. I say this as it occurred to me that my sketchbooks are the nearest thing I have to a diary. I can often forget my past, however when I browse my old drawings and paintings the memories revive themselves and much of the detail comes back to me.

An exhibition of my paintings at The Art Bank Cafe in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

The exhibition will be a mixture of oil paintings and watercolours and I am really looking forward to exhbiting at The Art Bank possesses a lovely creative and vibrant atmosphere. During the exhibition I will be painting an interior of the cafe ‘live’, so, if you are about, you can pop in and see how I work.

A painting video of Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament in London

In this commission I was asked to paint Parliament Square and the Houses of Parliament in London. I lived in London for almost a quarter of a century, picking-up all the cynicism big city living can give you. However, on returning here, I get quite a kick from all those red buses, black taxis, and, of course, Big Ben…

A painting of a steam train on The East Somerset Railway

In this video I’m going to talk about steam train of the East Somerset Railway in Cranmore.

The East Somerset Railway was set up in the early seventies and is run largely by volunteers, who are passionate about preserving the region’s railway heritage and sharing it with the public. Their dedication and hard work have turned the railway into a thriving tourist attraction, attracting visitors from far and wid

Paintings of The Glastonbury Festival

In this video I am talking about The Glastonbury Festival, which for over 50 years has been held in the heart of rural Somerset. I have been attending the festival since 1990 and now live right next door to it so, as you might expect, I have produced a fair few paintings over the years.

A walking and painting video tour of Maida Vale in London

Maida Vale has been a bit of a favourite spot of mine, so I’ve decided to also write about a few other paintings completed over the years.

Initially I am going to talk about a large oil painting which is a scene along the Regent’s Canal in Little Venice and then I will be visiting a number of places that I have painted over the years.

London-Pilton-New York, an exhibition of oil paintings at The Crown pub in Pilton, Somerset

In this videoI am going to talk about an exhibition, namely my exhibition from the 14th of April to the 16th of June 2023 at The Crown pub in Pilton, Somerset. Pilton is also the place that I’m fortunate enough to be able to call my home so i didn’t have to bring my paintings too far.

A video featuring a small drawing for a large painting in Maida Vale

On this day I visited West London. I got off  Warwick Avenue tube station. It’s probably one of London’s quietest stations and I specifically went to draw the community of Little Venice next to the Regents Canal.

A video of a London walk to The Royal Academy of Arts

I often visit London often and to get across the city, in general, I would use the tube, although since the pandemic, I have been more inclined to walk. And really, if you have the time, it’s a far better way to travel, especially in an ancient city like London.

A Small Drawing and Video of Clevedon Pier in Somerset

It is January. It’s freezing cold. It’s by the sea , but I’ve decided to go out and do a small drawing of Clevedon Pier in Somerset. And a video to go with it.  

A painting video of Liverpool Docks and The Liver Building

After visiting a client, I took the opportunity to visit Liverpool and do a spot of painting. While there, I thought I would produce a small video of my experiences. I hope you enjoy it.

A painting trip and video in Dittisham in South Devon

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.


A small video painting tour on a bicycle around Somerset

Although I do go on location to paint, much of my time is spent inside the studio so it’s extremely easy to become unfit, not to mention to pile-on the pounds. Consequently, to keep fit and mobile, I like to get out and cycle a few times a week.