Friday, 9 December 2011

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition Private View

The Private View this year was absolutely heaving. The Guest speaker, Michael Portillo was on top form as usual. (see pictures below). The exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London is open until Sunday 18th December 1pm.

Me, Michael Portillo and David Curtis receiving his award of the Dartington Crystal Chalice

Roger Dellar receives his award from Michael Portillo

For more pics from the exhibition go to

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Another piccy from my stay in Devon

Sunset on the Yealm, Noss Mayo

Could you possibly better this view from the cottage in Devon?
 I made a 'diary' of this view from every aspect with regard to the light during the course of the week..

Walker Galleries Exhibition, Harrogate continuing through December

My solo exhibition at the Walker Galleries in Harrogate has been extended through December after getting off to a good start.
Winter on the Esk

Preview was bustling and exciting. It was great to  meet so many people who had come expressly to discuss and enjoy my work, and consequently buy!

Watercolours & Works on Paper Fair

I have been asked to show at the Watercolours + Works on Paper Fair
 2 - 5 February 2012. Level 2 Science Museum, South Kensington, London SW7

Something I have been working on shown below - (pastel and watercolour)

The Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Solo Exhibition at the Walker Galleries Harrogate

This exhibition runs from 5th - 12th November.
The Private View is on Friday 4th November 7pm - 9pm
I look forward to seeing you there!

A few of my paintings that are in the show are shown below.

                                           Late Autumn Sunset

                                          'I Saw Three Ships'

                                           A Visit to Staithes

                                          Kip's Autumn Walk
                                          Mahon Revisited

Monday, 3 October 2011

More Bits From Devon

A rare treat, unloading the Chevy after coming back from Devon - will probably have to sell six paintings to pay for the petrol!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A week in Devon

A great week in Devon (superb weather) was kicked off with a morning spent sketching and exploring this fantastic
neck of the woods, followed by some oil sketches worked on during the 
course of the week.

Photos below show the finished work achieved back
in the studio (lots more to follow)

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Very proud dad at the moment as my daughter Olivia sells her first painting.
Olivia's Art AS Level piece was selected by external examiner as outstanding who then made an offer to purchase it!

Picture below showing work in progress.

Friday, 3 June 2011

New Exhibition at Bohemia Galleries in York

Exhibition runs from 25th June - 9th July

New Book Available for pre-order from Amazon

My new book 'Painting Light in Oils' co -written by Malcolm Allsop of  Townhouse Films is now available for pre-order from Amazon.
Click here to order

Art of England Magazine

I am Featured in the Art of England Magazine July Issue (available from WH Smiths)
"Every Artist worth his salt should always try to improve on a daily basis. For me, the aim will always be to achieve more with less so to speak, leaving the viewer both intrigued and emotionally moved when confronted by one of my pieces."

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Pure Gold Exhibition

I had the honour of being introduced to HRH Princess Alexandra at The Mall Galleries current exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary  of the  Federation of British Artists.  The FBA is made of up nine art societies,  including the ROI,  and the current Pure Gold exhibition celebrates the work of the societies and their members. In this picture Princess Alexandra discusses my painting at a tea party to mark the celebrations.