oil painting

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.   […]
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 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 […]
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 18, 2018

Something In The Air

DESCRIPTION: Abstract work describing the marring effect that pollution has on life. IMAGE SIZE : 30cm x 30cm SIZE INCL FRAME : 40cm x 40cm x […]
April 16, 2018

Orange Crescendo

DESCRIPTION: Abstract work showing tangible flashes of bright orange shining out from amongst the gloom and grime surrounding modern life. IMAGE SIZE : 30cm x 30cm […]
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 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 […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
October 30, 2017

Lyme Regis Harbour Fragmented

DESCRIPTION: Looking from the harbour wall the sails and sea were fragments of what they should have been. IMAGE SIZE : 60cm x 60cm SIZE INCL […]
October 13, 2017


DESCRIPTION: When falling snow meets fire from below. IMAGE SIZE : 30cm x 30cm SIZE INCL FRAME : 40cm x 40cm x 5cm PRICE: £195 POSTAGE: […]
October 12, 2017

Onto The Rocks

DESCRIPTION: The sailor’s nightmare looms up from the dark depths, calling him onto the rocks ahead. IMAGE SIZE : 60cm x 60cm SIZE INCL FRAME : […]
October 10, 2017


DESCRIPTION: Small unframed abstract acrylic on thick board. IMAGE SIZE : 10cm x 10cm SIZE INCL FRAME : Unframed PRICE: £30 POSTAGE: FREE to mainland UK. […]
October 8, 2017

Into The Deep

DESCRIPTION: As I stared into the dark mouth of the ocean’s face, it looked right at me as it beckoned me inside. Ink & oil on […]
October 7, 2017

The Journey

DESCRIPTION: High cliffs & steep crags encumber our path but the light ahead from the sky illuminates the way forward. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE […]
October 6, 2017


DESCRIPTION: Heavy sky pulling down towards the ground, dragging with it the colours of the rainbow. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE : 60cm x 60cm […]
October 5, 2017

Hope Of Return

DESCRIPTION: Looking out to sea, waiting, hoping, praying for a safe return. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE : 30cm x 30cm SIZE INCL FRAME : […]
October 4, 2017


DESCRIPTION: Is it a dream when you see these landscapes or a figment of reality? Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE : 30cm x 30cm SIZE […]
October 4, 2017

Corfe Village From The Ramparts

DESCRIPTION: High up on the castle wall, the village below looks so small & insignificant. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE : 15cm x 15cm SIZE […]
October 4, 2017

Lake View

DESCRIPTION: Across the lake the sky peers into the surface as if looking into a mirror. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE : 15cm x 15cm […]
October 4, 2017

Preparing To Set Sail

DESCRIPTION: Heading out from the turquoise shallows into the deep blue on a voyage of adventure. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE : 60cm x 60cm […]
October 4, 2017

Ready To Set Sail

DESCRIPTION: The blue of surf contrasting with the red & white of sail gives this semi abstract a fresh feel. Oil on framed board. IMAGE SIZE […]