Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse coming up

Very close now to the Sussex Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse 17th – 19th May where I will be on stand 49. There will be seven new paintings plus eight from 2018. My latest picture is called “You make me want to dance” and is a celebration of music and the way it makes us […]

How a simple picture morphed into something else

Do other artists finish a painting and then start all over again? I had one of those moments after I’d finished “Gathering Lavender”. I walked around it, turned it upside down and generally lived with it for a week. But somehow I just wasn’t happy with it. Throwing caution to the wind I painted over […]

Seaside hazards

Had some fun with my latest painting. Called “Smash & Grab”, this acrylic is about the growing boldness of seagulls who spot their next victim and swoop down to share a delicious ice cream. Fun, yes, but also a nuisance. 42 x 59cm.            

Yellow Chair

The third of my larger paintings this year is an oil on board again and at 90 x 60cm, a bigger statement but in a simpler style. How hard it is to shut out the everyday and enjoy the moment!

KISS

When I started to work out the composition for some new paintings this year, I was reminded of that very useful piece of advice when it comes to communication – KISS. (keep it simple, stupid). Having spent an enjoyable day at the London Art Fair, I was struck by how effective some of the simpler […]

Drawing morning at the National Ballet

I had a wonderful morning at the Coliseum in London where I was able to draw the National Ballet warming up for their matinee performance of the ballet Manon. Quite a challenge to get something down on paper whilst so much was going on.  The action was so fast that a few strokes to get […]

Dancers at the Alcazar

I have just finished this painting inspired by my visit to Saville, Spain last year. The Alcazar Palace was full of history where it had been used in many different ways. I wanted to try and convey this sense of history and peeling back the layers. Mixed media on canvas. 60 x 75cm  SOLD

Taking advantage of Ryanair

Much as I would like to think I was going to get one up on the airline, the real reason for this title to my latest blog is about dates for the 2019 painting in Italy week. Now that I know the times of the flights direct from Stanstead to Pescara, the best dates for […]

My fourth zodiac sign is Capricorn

I read that 53k people in the UK keep a goat as a household pet. Astonishing, but a lovely image for my Capricorn painting. Apparently Capricorn people are nostalgic, ambitious and goal oriented, wanting to reach the top. I think my goat has achieved considerable status in this household.