Ponder & Potter Time

Sweet Clems 14x18cm Oil on Linen SOLD I haven’t posted for a while as I have been planning work for forthcoming exhibitions. Typically I spend most of this time working on compositions – experimenting with new ideas and different props for still lifes and drawing and painting thumbnail sketches of these over different picture plane … Continue reading Ponder & Potter Time

2020 Workshop Dates

Painting Lively Still Lives 2 Day Workshops in Holt Norfolk UK £150 Level: Beginner to Intermediate I will take you through composition, draughtsmanship, rendering form and what nobody told you about colour. The group is limited to just 6 people so there is plenty of opportunity to learn individually from my experience, mistakes and frustrations … Continue reading 2020 Workshop Dates


Trinity 18x14cm Oil on Linen Sometimes, as with this painting, I am undecided as to how I am going to render the subject matter. After much deliberation, many cups of tea and  too many biscuits I might have a vague idea of what I’m after. I’ll say to myself “Well I’d better make a start” … Continue reading Trinity

Short Dark and Cold

Epoisses & Rioja 18 x 14cm Oil on Linen SOLD Back in the sweltering heat of the summer the manufacturers of the log cabin (my studio) at the end of my garden assured me that I would be ‘toasty’ in there with a small heater throughout the winter. Sadly this hasn’t been the case. I … Continue reading Short Dark and Cold