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March 1, 2019

The very start of this year brought a new small series of paintings called the Homecoming, perhaps inspired by the excitement (and slight trepidation) of a close friend preparing to sail the Atlantic for the first time. I used loose, bold strokes without getting caught...

January 4, 2019

2018 was an incredible year. I set out to paint my socks off and that I did. It's conclusive, I walk every day in the most beautiful surroundings where my eyes zoom in on nature's detail and this has become quite dominant in my work. Although I'm also an avid photograp...

October 1, 2018

This year the blistering hot summer in the UK seems to have blended gently into Autumn with barely a cold day with a mixture clear blue skies, dramatic clouds that pass on by and bright sunshine that sits lower in the sky highlighting colour and casting long shadows fr...

September 1, 2018

I spend much of my time walking in parks and woodland looking at things that I imagine most people just pass by, like down at our feet where a tiny group of mushrooms are gathered under a step, or where it might just look like weeds, dead stems and bramble, I see tiny...

July 1, 2018

Well trying to!!! Every now and then I take time to copy a piece of work that I love. It is always a great learning experience and just by doing, I discover the intricacies within a painting that I just wouldn't have found by just 'looking'. When I painted Picasso's Re...

May 1, 2018

My favourite time of year especially in Beckenham Place Park where I walk with my dog so often. After a pretty harsh winter, here the bluebells are spectacular, I had to paint them and wanted to capture the bright lime green canopy of new leaves. 

I have painted th...

April 1, 2018

Bleak and beautiful are sometimes hand in hand whether it be old memories, forgotten places, traces of people now gone, abandoned places, making way for new ideas, new people, new stories. I started painting this at 5am knowing that the new day would be the beginning o...

March 1, 2018

Ahhhh love my palette knives... it seems whenever I go to them and start to paint, I won't have a plan, I will just have a need to get plying the paint and expressing what ever it is that goes on in my head and often the marks on the canvas just lead to thoughts and id...

February 1, 2018

I discovered by chance, well no actually by making a big ol' mistake, that sometimes putting paint on a canvas then trying to wipe or wash it off again might not remove the error but in fact can produce an interesting affect, which, if done purposely and carefully can...

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A little about Me - My Odd and Personal Journey to Finding Art. (Studio Artist Profile - Beckenham Place Park)

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