April 21, 2020

It's been five weeks today that we have been in 'lockdown' here in France. To be honest it hasn't really had that much of an impact on my day to day existence other than a few minor changes that have caused me  slight irritation, which I'll talk about later. As an arti...

October 2, 2019

I was delighted to be approached by the licensing coordinator at iCanvas a few months ago requesting to license some of my artwork to reproduce as large-scale prints on canvas.

I'm pleased to say that 24 of my images are now available to buy online as high quality gicle...

May 3, 2019

 My little painting 'Albinos' has recently been published in a book about medecine, of all things!

The book 'PATIENTS AS ART'  by Philip A. Mackowiak, MD  (Oxford University Press) focuses on medical history as portrayed in art from Paleolithic times to t...

March 6, 2019

I have just arrived back in France after a fabulous few days spent in England attending the Private View of 'Artists of The Year 2019' exhibition at The Mall Galleries. My painting 'In Surrey's Gardens' was one of 50 shortlisted paintings to be selected for the show....

February 19, 2019

How do you know when a painting is 'finished'? Mmm, that's a difficult one. Sometimes you think it's finished but after afew days of living with it and staring at it and thinking about it, you think more can be done and so you do a few more little tweeks. Then you migh...

January 13, 2019

Recently I had a strong desire to go back to my first creative love of drawing. That is to say coloured drawing with coloured pencils. When I was a child every Christmas my parents would buy me a shiney new tin of Caran d'Ache pencils which filled me with excitement. I...

May 3, 2018

Where does inspiration come from? This is a question often asked and one I find rather difficult to answer if I'm honest. Simply because, inspiration for me comes in so many different ways and from so many different things and changes from time to time.  Depending on y...

March 6, 2018

So, I think the longest, coldest winter I've ever experienced is finally coming to an end. As much as I dread and dislike the winter months, it is for me just an excuse to spend more time in my studio doing what I love. Tucked away in solitude with just my music and th...

July 25, 2017

My most recent painting was created using a totally different technique from the one I wrote about in my last post.

Instead of laying washes of colour first and then 'drawing' the details on with the paint, the drawing is made in finished detail before anything is put o...

April 7, 2017

Everybody has their own ways of creating their paintings and I'd say there's no right or wrong way. It just depends on what works for you. I have several different ways of creating my artworks depending on certain factors. These could be the medium and ground I'm using...

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