Thursday, 25 September 2014

Oil Bar Article...

I have just been commissioned to write about the way I work with oil bars for an upcoming issue of Artists and Illustrators magazine. I won't give the game away at the moment but here is a glimpse of the painting I developed to accompany the article...

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Running up that Hill...

Well, walking actually... This is the view from Whitbarrow Scar on a glorious day!

Monday, 15 September 2014

Arte Week...

I have just got back from a weeks teaching in Umbria. Had a lovely group who were all eager to get the paint flowing. Here we all are in the sun but as you can see from my landscape sketch a storm was brewing from Wednesday evening...
I would like to say a big thanks to all the group for being prepared to play and get their hands dirty and use a big brush! I hope that you are all inspired to keep adding lots of water!


The Lion statue guards the well and pond at La Scarzuola

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Honesty Box Sweet Peas in a stripy jug...

Annie paid 80p at the allotments today for this lovely bunch of colour.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Still amongst the buttercups...

... and mayfly, cased caddis, eels and freshwater shrimp!

I have spent the last few weeks working with the South Cumbria Rivers Trust in selected primary schools in the area. Each school group was given the opportunity to spend time in and around their local river discovering its delights. We have had some great finds which so far point to healthy habitats here in South Cumbria. Philippa does all the science bit and I then encourage them to be inspired and get creative making their own river creatures. It is our last school this week and it looks as though we are going to have another dry session.
I hope you like this small selection of the artworks.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Iona's Buttercups and Daisies....

I have just got back from a week of painting on the amazing isles of Mull and Iona and ended the week yesterday sat in a beautiful field of colour and natural wonder!

Colour Field, Iona

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Storrs Hall

Here are a couple of images that I created for a wedding invitation. One is a painting that I did on location and the other is digital piece using Sean's cintiq for the first time!