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London Plein Air Group

The London Plein Air Group was recently launched by joint founders Tushar Sabale and Carol Owen. It is an open-to-all painting group which meets on the first Saturday of the month at a pre-decided location for a painting session with like minded individuals. I happened to hear about the group on Instagram just before [...]

Life drawing

During the Covid lockdowns there were many drawing sessions available via Zoom for those who wanted to continue to work from a live model. For a couple of reasons it wasn't for me so by the time restrictions were lifted and in person life drawing sessions returned I was more than ready to work [...]

Autumn update

Autumn update It’s been a while since I wrote a blog so thought I’d catch up with a little update. It’s been a really busy few months personally as our family adjust to life as a team of four after the birth of our second child. It’s meant making changes to the routine of many [...]

Pintar Rapido 2019

On Saturday 22nd June I took part in Pintar Rapido which is an annual art event in London. This year, 300 or so artists took part with the task of producing a painting in a day and then exhibiting the work in a group show the next day. The stunning venue for the exhibition and [...]


When looking for a willing model, the most willing is often the artist themselves. I felt a bit awkward painting a self-portrait when I first did one about seven years ago but there was an art competition I wanted to enter that required one. Since then I've done about one a year and am much [...]

ROI at the Mall Galleries

ROI at the Mall Galleries and Paint Live The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) annual exhibition is currently on (28 Nov to 9 Dec) at the Mall Galleries and I’m delighted to be included in this year’s show. My painting, Newington Causeway in the Snow, was selected after I entered the open competition. The [...]

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