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January 13, 2019

The Planet That Used To Be Blue & Other Stories – An Exhibition

Artist’s stories will always differ due to personality and the way their minds work. Some artists tell fantastic tales of imaginary people and places, others of […]
December 30, 2018

The Principle Of Enjoyable Learning

For this blog I’ve decided to focus on the way I like to teach during my workshops. People who want to learn more about a subject […]
December 16, 2018

This Week’s Workshops At Horton

FIRST WORKSHOPS AT HORTON This week was the first time I used the village hall at Horton, Dorset for three workshops. The hall has a great […]
December 9, 2018

Preparation For Workshops

This week I have been preparing for my three workshops which take place next Thursday at Horton, Dorset. I’ve chosen to use three areas of interest […]
December 2, 2018

RE-EMERGENCE

  No matter how much importance you put on your work, circumstances sometimes determine your schedule. At the end of September my father passed away after […]
September 24, 2018

Getting Out & About

The last few weeks have brought a few changes to my work as an artist. I’d like to share them with you in this blog.   […]
August 27, 2018

Coming Soon – Demos & Workshops

In an artist’s life, improving methods and experimenting are two crucial things. There is always some area to develop with the thought of learning something new […]
August 12, 2018

A Busy Time Ahead

Firstly I must apologize for my sporadic blogging recently. Life has taken quite a turn lately with illness in the family that my work has suffered greatly. However, […]
July 2, 2018

Van Progress & Blog Neglect

As my time has been devoted to getting the van converted, my blog has suffered during the last couple of weeks, so this blog consists of […]
June 13, 2018

The Van Plan

Sometimes work can become formulaic which for me as an artist is not a good thing. I like to seek out ways of developing my work […]
May 30, 2018

Experimental Surfaces

Lately I’ve been researching and experimenting with painting on aluminium panels. As I prefer the stability of a solid surface because of my painting style, I […]
May 16, 2018
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Technology, Grrr!

Getting ahead nowadays is very difficult without some reliance on the internet or digital technology. To promote yourself and keep up with the competition becomes increasingly […]
May 9, 2018

How Are Your Organisational Skills?

Does your style of art have to reflect your way of working? When you look at some artist’s work, you can’t help imagining what their studio […]
May 1, 2018

Current Work In Progress

This week has started off rather busily with the sale of four paintings to a previous buyer of my work, one of which is shown on […]
April 24, 2018

Workshops & Demos

During the past few years I’ve often been asked if I do workshops or demonstrations of my work. This has usually been during an exhibition of […]
April 14, 2018

New Abstracts Added To My Gallery

The great thing about creating abstracts is that there are no rules to follow. Yes, you still have to stick to painting rules, but the only […]
March 27, 2018

Create, Exhibit, Evolve, Repeat

After I’ve displayed my work at an exhibition there’s always the feeling of an end of a period of creativity and a time to consider new […]
March 16, 2018

Making An Exhibition

So, the exhibition is hung and visitors have started to arrive. Eight artists from Dorset are showing their work in this spacious, well lit gallery. If […]
March 9, 2018

The Benefits Of Exhibiting

Preparation is still going on for the upcoming All Things Bright & Beautiful exhibition hosted by Mary Quinton Edwards. Hanging is this coming Wednesday in readiness […]
March 1, 2018

Busy Busy Busy!

March is going to be a busy month for me. With two exhibitions for the month, catching up with my studio schedule after working on a […]
February 21, 2018

The Influence Of Music On My Art

Sound has such an impact on our lives but sometimes we don’t appreciate it fully until we speak to someone that suffers hearing loss. The particular […]
February 16, 2018

Painting The Sky

‘Skies hold the movement of all we know on earth. Our very being is governed by this mysterious world above us’ The sky is a wonderful […]
February 13, 2018

Unusual Combinations Lead To Endless Possibilities

Today I was listening to Radio 3 whilst driving to a meeting for an exhibition I’m taking part in next month (more about that in another […]
February 9, 2018

Abstraction, Love It Or Hate It.

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality” – Pablo Picasso. I like this quote. […]
February 5, 2018

Sometimes A Change Is Good

I love to get underway with a new series but I also like to break away now & then to paint something different. If an idea […]
February 3, 2018

Holiday Painting

I try not to work at the weekend, at least not on my job as an artist, but when you’re sitting at a Cotswold kitchen table […]
January 29, 2018

My Art. How It All Started

How did you become an artist & when?These are questions some people ask. The answer isn’t always straight forward but I’ll do my best to explain. […]
January 26, 2018

Oil & Water Do Mix

Since making art my career, I’ve favoured painting with oils. They give me the texture I want and they can be pushed around my chosen surface […]
January 24, 2018

Tree Series Underway!

I recently announced that I would be undertaking a new series focusing on our beautiful trees and woodlands of England. I’m pleased to say that this […]
January 22, 2018

Why I Don’t Just Use Photos For Reference