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 […]
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 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, […]
May 30, 2018
Blue Thunder

Blue Thunder

DESCRIPTION: Oil painting on framed board. This painting was amongst some that I started while I was working at my Scape To The South exhibition November.2017 […]
May 16, 2018
Michael Hemming Scape artist

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 […]
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 18, 2018

Ready To Set Sail

DESCRIPTION: Abstract work based on my observations and sketches of the south coast of England where bright sails contrast with the blue sea. IMAGE SIZE : […]
April 16, 2018

Badbury Cornfields

DESCRIPTION: Semi abstract oil painting overlooking fields near Badbury rings, Dorset, England. I tried to capture the feel of a summer storm rolling across the countryside. IMAGE […]
March 29, 2018

Turquoise Sea

DESCRIPTION: Acrylic ink on framed panel. Turquoise sea reflecting the blue sky above IMAGE SIZE : 15cm x 15cm SIZE INCL FRAME : 25cm x 25cm […]
March 28, 2018

Heat Waves

DESCRIPTION: Inspired by the high Summer temperatures & swims in the sea, this was painted in my hot studio between visits to the beach to cool […]
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 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 […]
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 29, 2018

Into The Light

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. The undergrowth was so dense it was almost like looking out from within a cave. IMAGE SIZE : 7cm x 7cm SIZE INCL MOUNT […]
January 28, 2018


DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. Looking through the veil of trees toward the light beyond. IMAGE SIZE : 7cm x 7cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : 13cm x 13cm PRICE: […]
January 28, 2018

The Black House

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. Mudeford in Dorset was a place of smugglers and pirates. The Black House could tell a dead man’s tale or two. IMAGE SIZE : […]
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 25, 2018

Lonely Wood

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. A lonely figure contemplates their journey through the New Forest. IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : 20.5cm x 20.5cm PRICE: […]
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

January 18, 2018

Water Mixable Oils v Traditional Oils v Acrylics – The Results!

Last Monday I wrote a blog about 3 paintings I’m working on, each using a different medium. The purpose was to test water mixable oils which […]
January 17, 2018

How Often Do We Look Up?

The sudden noise from an aircraft, a firework display, a supermoon or uncle Harold’s hat being lifted aloft by a gust of wind before sailing away […]
January 2, 2018

A grey day in two guises

Today is dreary, wet & grey. It’s not the kind of day that inspires much action. However, it all depends on your point of view. My […]
December 30, 2017

Trees, the resolute men of the forest

Have you ever stood looking up in awe along the length of a giant oak or redwood? The sheer scale and majesty of these giants can […]
December 29, 2017

Churchyard Snowstorm

DESCRIPTION: Large oil painting of a snow scene in a Dorset village. Painted during my Scape To The South exhibition at Upton country park in November […]