Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition Private View

Yesterday was the Private View of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
We were delighted to have as our guest speaker Gyles Brandreth who, quite frankly, brought the house down! A splendid afternoon enjoyed by everyone.

Below a few pics of the occasion, and prizewinners.

Mr & Mrs President!!

The Crowd Warms Up!

Crystal Chalice presented to me by Gyles Brandreth

Edman O'Aivazian wins the DAS award

Helen Hale wins the Le Clerc Fowle Gold Medal

Here I am presenting Gyles with a small painting in appreciation for opening the Exhibition.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

New Work

Start of a new series of work after enforced lay-off!
Olivia Gabrielle Rose, Morning Light
New York in the Rain
Snow over a Cornish Harbour

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Royal Institute of OIl Painters Annual Exhibition

ROI Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries 12 - 23 December. Some of my paintings that will be on show at the ROI Exhibition this year.
The online preview of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ 125th Annual Exhibition is now available. Here you can browse and buy 150 paintings from the 300+ works on display at this year’s exhibition. Exhibition open: 12 to 23 December 2012, 10am-5pm (closes 1pm on final day), at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Royal Society of Marine Artists

Delighted and honoured to be elected a full member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Abstracts at AAF Battersea

A selection of semi abstract paintings that I have been developing over the last couple of months from my memories of trips around the country will be on show at the AAF, Battersea Park(Stand B4, Kendalls Fine Art) from Thursday 25th October - Sunday 28th October

First of the Light

                                                         Clearing Mist off the Western Isles

                                                                 Red Sails in the Sunset


Thursday, 13 September 2012

Thursday, 2 August 2012

New Painting

Thought you might like to see new painting that I have just finished.

Shakedown Run on the Yealm, 24 x 30, oil on canvas

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Painting Light in Oils

Received a copy of new German Edition of my book 'Painting Light in Oils today. Co-written with Malcolm Allsop. Chinese edition out next year.

Painting Light in Oils

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Exhibition continues

Straight out of the blocks with good early sales during the exhibition at W H Patterson.

This one's off to the States.

Had to get up really early to catch this one, (still recovering!)

Quite lucky working on this one, as venue is only about 500 yards from home (frozen to bits!)

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Two Man Show at W.H Patterson, London,  Wednesday 13th June - Friday 13th July

                                            The Estuary, Salcombe

Preview Evening Tuesday 12th June (by invitation only)

If you would like to attend the Preview email me with your contact address at to receive an invitation.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A run down to Kent

Couple of paintings from a day spent wandering around Faversham and Oare Creek.

                                           Clearing Skies, Oare Creek

March Afternoon, Oare Creek

                                          Oil Sketch for Oare Creek

Trip to London

Not posted for ages as have been working hard on my two forthcoming exhibitions. (WH Patterson, London in June and Walker Galleries, Harrogate in July.)

Below are a couple of pieces that will be in the above exhibitions.

                                          Spring Afternoon, Trafalgar Square

                                           Piccadilly, Twilight

                                           The Embankment, London

                                           The Exchange and Gherkin

Monday, 27 February 2012

Towards Abstract

After many encouraging enquiries, I have decided to include my semi abstract still life  paintings amongst my figurative work at my one man exhibition at the Walker Gallery, Harrogate (July 7 - 14)

Here are a few examples.

Black Vase with Pink Rose bud 24 x 30

Still life with Lillies 24 x24

Thursday, 9 February 2012

More new Paintings

Late Summer Morning on the Yealm, Noss Mayo

From the Cobb, Lyme Regis, Warm January Afternoon

A Brig in Whitby Harbour

Sunrise on the River Helford, Cornwall

Castle Moil, Isle of Skye

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Work in Progress for Exhibitions in 2012

Southport Creek, a backwater in Salcombe Harbour

Noss Mayo from Newton Ferrers, Devon

Mahon Harbour, Menorca

The London Eye and Parliament, January Afternoon

Monday, 30 January 2012

Work for Paper Fair

Wrapped and ready to be delivered to Watercolour and Works on Paper Fair 2012
2 - 5 February, Science Museum, London (Kendall Fine Art Stand)