White Cockerel 18 x 14 cm Oil on Linen SOLD It surprised me that chickens have been a popular suggestion. Fortunately I have plenty of reference material close to where I live. Less than a mile from here a small bridge crosses over the river Wensum where an old man had a small patch of … Continue reading A Doodle Do
Cheese & Wine 18x14cm OIl on Linen SOLD Here is the first painting of forty in my paintathon. Thank you for your suggestions so far, keep them coming. They vary widely which makes it an interesting challenge for me and many of them involve alcohol – I’m not sure what that says about my audience. Cheese … Continue reading Thirty Nine to Go . . .
At last after two and a half months of back breaking work my new studio is built, painted, wired up and operational. Here it is on a cloudy dull October day . . . . . . and inside. So now I can return to the easel. Starting on 21st October and until the … Continue reading Paint – a – thon
Gratitude 8″x 12″ Oil on Canvas I am so grateful that for the first time in three and a half years I have recently been able to work most days . Following surgery in 2016 I have been suffering from a vestibular disorder which has left me with vertigo attacks, dizziness, balance problems, nausea, cognitive … Continue reading Gratitude
Before the Harvest 8″ x 12″ Oil on Canvas Framed £160 Click Here to Purchase I have been wanting to get down to painting landscapes for some time now and I managed to paint this piece before the Holt Festival. I had intended to settle down to paint more like this after the festival but … Continue reading Time is of the Essence
Untitiled 7 SOLD Untitled 4 SOLD This years Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios and The Holt Festival were a great success for me. Thank you everyone for coming along to see my work and to those who bought paintings, prints and cards. Thank you also Sue and Dan at The Lawns, Vanda for the loan … Continue reading Scorchio!
Recently in a previous blog post I covered some suggestions for over coming Artists Block. Of course if you can its better to avoid it altogether. I find it so easy to unwittingly fall into a rut of producing ‘same old same old’ and before I know it my work has become stale and … Continue reading Mixing it Up
Houghton Hall is situated in the parish of Houghton midway between Kings Lynn and Fakenham here in North Norfolk. Built in the 1720’s and set in 9,000 acres of stunning countryside and gardens Houghton Hall was the home of Britain’s first Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. It has to be one of England’s most impressive … Continue reading Henry Moore at Houghton Hall
It is a dark, lonely and soul destroying place. Your inspiration has evaporated into thin air but you press on anyway because you love what you do and simply cannot put those brushes down. You unwittingly produce work that doesn’t satisfy you which in turn erodes your confidence and so eventually you come to a … Continue reading Overcoming Artists Block
Red Tulips Square Vase8″ x 8″Oil on LinenSOLD Welcome to my Shiny New Blog . . . . . . and it is here that I will be showcasing my new work, giving advice and tips on painting as well as book, exhibition and equipment reviews. I will also be sharing the struggles, … Continue reading Busy Busy . . .