Category Archives: July

The Old Shed

The Old Shed (30cm x 30cm mixed media on paper)

I’ve been down to the allotments again.  Having fun with mixed media on this one!


Patchings 2017 – and an award

Patchings exhibition 2017

I am delighted to have been chosen to exhibit again this year at The Artist and Leisure Painter Patchings Competition and exhibition – and excited again to be a prizewinner (£250 worth of materials from Caran D’Ache)!

The exhibition opened in conjunction with the start of the Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival (which took place 13 – 16 July) and continues to run at Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire until 20 August.  If you are in the area, do pay it a visit.  If you are unable to get there all of the exhibited works and prize winners can be seen on the following website – where there is also the chance to vote for my painting as your People’s Choice, should you wish


The Great Stamford Brush Off

I have just spent an enjoyable couple of days plein air painting with other artiists from the Welland Valley Arts Society.  The weather was fabulous and of course there were plenty of wonderful views in Stamford for us all to paint.   Our event also coincided with the annual Stamford music festival, providing additional interest.

These are my three ‘bijou’ works from the event.  They and the paintings made by other participating artists are currently on exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre for the next two weeks.  Do take a look!



Walking through bluebells (30cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper)

Walking through bluebells (30cm x 30 cm mixed media on paper)

As the weather has been so unpredictable I have been doing some studio painting, catching up on the reference material I gathered earlier in the year.  We had a fabulous showing of bluebells in Barnsdale Woods this Spring.  Lots of people were taking photos.  This is my version using mixed media and lots of splattering!



Seascapes continued

The second Anglesey canvas painted in acrylic.  This is based on a sketch made late afternoon on Porth Dafarch beach.  The beach is close to South Stack and popular with canoeists and kayakers.  Whilst I was sketching they were packing up for the evening after a sunny day pottering about on the water.

Late afternoon, Porth Dafarch (16"x16" acrylic on canvas)

Late afternoon, Porth Dafarch (16″x16″ acrylic on canvas)


Summer seascapes

A recent trip to Anglesey brought some fantastic weather – and wonderful views!  This is the first of a couple of canvases painted in acrylic.

Sea cliffs at South Stack, Anglesey (16x16" acrylic on canvas)

Sea cliffs at South Stack, Anglesey (16″x16″ acrylic on canvas)