Stepping up the gold aspect

Stepping up the gold aspect

A few weeks ago I met a woman who lives in the same village as me and since we got on well was invited around to her house for a chat and cup of tea, as women do! And whilst I was there of course I was interested in the artwork and decor of the […]

Happy New Year with a golden touch

Happy New Year with a golden touch

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and one hopefully full of happiness.. we are all still very aware of the Covid pandemic and how its affecting any plans for the year! And never quite sure if plans are going to get cancelled unexpectedly…. I ended last year on a high regarding sale of artwork and […]

Happy Christmas to all who read this

Happy Christmas to all who read this

As Christmas approaches, I am as always reminded of how the year has progressed and the importance of friends and family. In the cards I’ve sent out I’ve sent my usual summary newsletter summing up the year, and look forward with delight in receiving updates on the year from old family friends, family, old neigbours, […]

Revisiting Mow Cop

Revisiting Mow Cop

I was contacted by a guy in October who wanted to buy a painting of mine I did some time ago. Its of a place called “Mow Cop” which is a wonderful folly high on the hills on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border overlooking the surrounding countryside. Its painted in watercolours and measures 14.5 x 10.5 inches. […]

Celebrating Dickensian Festive cheer again

Celebrating Dickensian Festive cheer again

Two years ago I was delighted to go along to the Rochester Victorian Christmas weekend at the beginning of December…and had been looking forward to going last year too but of course like everything else last year it got cancelled.. So I was delighted to see a few weeks ago that it had returned this […]

Thats put a smile on my face

Thats put a smile on my face

Yesterday I went for my usual walk around the village, its the walk that I love whatever the weather and time of year as I see trees, and nature, flowers, horses, houses, and gardens, big skies and my favourite oak tree. As I came back from the walk I could see a woman outside a […]

My first acrylic pour

My first acrylic pour

It was probably a couple of years ago I first heard of acrylic pouring painting, and was intrigued with the idea of it…as I’ve been using watercolour pours for the basis of painting for years and love the affect of it. I know its not an easy technique to learn too, as its down to […]

The Shoes that were meant to be

The Shoes that were meant to be

The village I live in has a Facebook community page for the locals, its a useful way for people to advertise their products to sell, people ask for recommendations regarding tradesmen or local products, or for people to offer things for free if they want to get rid of them. I can see from various […]

REpton revisited in contemporary style

REpton revisited in contemporary style

I was asked by the client to paint a contemporary painting of Repton (the famous village in South Derbyshire that has the famous public school), with the specific buildings that were important for the painting to be silhouettes. And the colours had to be specific too, for the painting. Normally silhouette paintings are just one […]