November 1, 2017

After seeing an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts recently I noticed that large paintings were often given a rather rustic homemade frame by literally attaching batons of either varnished or painted wood to the sides. Often there was no mitred corners, it was jus...

October 1, 2017

This is something I had to try after seeing other Artist's beautiful creations with fluid paint.  My observations made me realise very quickly that I didn't just want to throw or pour paint mixed with various chemicals on a canvas and see what happens, even if 'what ha...

September 19, 2017

Title: Journey

Sometimes when you paint, the results are fast, other times it is a labour of love and weeks of work. This painting came to me on such a cold morning that it felt like summer had ended all too abruptly. Like for others, the changing of a season often affe...

August 16, 2017

Title: Waiting Up

I love painting with acrylics so much but thought it was time to try and produce something with oils. I also thought it was about time I really concentrated on hands.. and hail Youtube I found many tutorials and have spent many evenings sketching hands...

July 18, 2017

Title: Exclusive (1.2m x 1m)

A completely different style (again!) and although it may look simple, I found that when you change the rules when painting figures (i.e. elongating limbs) , the composition gets very challenging! And it was hard holding back on detail to ke...

July 11, 2017

It has been a wonderful month settling into the new Studio. Even Buckley loves his new chair. Sometimes it feels a bit odd with people regularly coming into the space and stopping for a coffee and a chat, looking at my work, making comments... I'm not used to people se...

June 20, 2017

I have been running Landscape Art Sessions in the grounds of Beckenham Place Park and I love that people can just rock up if they fancy having a go at painting outside. I'm a bit more organised now and provide each person with their own landscape kit with everything th...

May 24, 2017

If you live nearby, you might like to join my Landscape Art group in Beckenham Place Park on Thursday afternoons through the summer. Relax and paint or draw this beautiful park with some company. For beginners to the experienced.  It's untutored but there will be lots...

April 30, 2017

Thanks to everyone who popped into my studio at the Mansion Opening Day. It was great to see so many friends and meet so many new people and I really, really appreciate all the kind words and encouragement about my work.

April 22, 2017


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