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Painting in a very traditional style while in France

Painting in a very traditional style while in France helped me to take more notice of tonal values in colour and the painterly depth that can be created by using a diversity of tone.                  ...

Painting in Aubais, France September 2015

Earlier this year I was fortunate to win the Academy Studios Abroad prize for painting as part of DegreeArt Signature Art Prize. As a consequence I traveled to Aubais in the South of France to take part in a two week landscape painting course. I'm...

The Loan Figure

I'm still heavily engaged in the notion of the figure in the landscape, usually solitary but occasionally with one other. The work of David Parks has had a huge influence on me this summer both the paint application and the subject matter. The latter is...

Where did these beach scenes come from?

I'm thrilled to be posting new work to my blog, I was struggling to upload new posts but suddenly realised I set it up using an old email address and password which I'm no longer using. This is one of 3 small paintings I've been...

Catching Up August 2015

I haven't been adding posts to my blog for quite a while and as I've been painting over the summer at The Makers Yard in Walthamstow, a studio I shared for a few months until we were forced out by the developers, I've got lots...

Blue Shadow

Experimenting with new materials can often offer new ways of working.The young painter Nick Lord who won the commission to paint Hilary Mantel uses thin acrylic glazes to build up a portrait, they're very beautiful. This is just me playing at using acrylic glazes and...

Yellow field with house

A very textured simplistic painting. I've used the almost child-like depiction of the house in a much bigger painting, metaphorically suggestion our childlike idea of home as a special place....

Pink sky behind lighthouse

Living in London offers a very urban experience a lot of the time so I wanted to paint an abstracted version of the sea and a lighthouse to remind me of the amazing north eastern coastline around Whitley Bay, a view I realize I took...