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 [...]

Clyde & Co Exhibition

Clyde & Co exhibition Following the recent Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition I was invited to show my work as part of a group exhibit for three months in an international law firm’s office.  The private view for the exhibition was last night and it was a great event. Not really knowing what to expect before [...]

The Gallery at Ice

Following my recent participation in the Windsor and Eton 'En Plein Air' competition, I've been invited to sell paintings through The Gallery at Ice in Windsor. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to show my work in this lovely gallery, situated on the High Street in Windsor, Berkshire. They have an eclectic mix of work [...]

White Art Lane

'White Art Lane' is a project to document every goal Tottenham Hotspur score this season (2018-19). Starting on the first weekend of the new season my plan is to create artwork of the goalscorer until May next year. I've been seeking an opportunity to explore other mediums including gouache, watercolour, acrylic, charcoal, pen drawings and [...]

Bubbling along

A little update on my art news is long overdue. Here is a summery of some stuff I’ve been doing... A busy first half of the year began with mainly commissions before turning my attention to making new work for Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition. I was invited to take part and enjoyed the private view [...]

New Year

A new year but it’s as you were as far as my art is concerned. 2017 was a big year for me with a number of firsts. Some good things that came my way include a couple of magazine articles, an open competition award and taking part in Sky Art's Landscape Artist of the Year. [...]

Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

Two weeks ago I sat with my family and had a surreal moment watching myself appear on TV, reaching the final three of my heat in a painting competition. It marked the end of a fun adventure that began in May this year when I received a phone call to tell me that my application [...]

Landmark 2017

Last weekend I had a stand at the Landmark Autumn Art fair at a stunning location in a former church in Teddington. It's the second time I’ve shown there and it was good to catch up with some fellow artists who were also there last year. Setting up on the Friday went pretty smoothly although [...]

White Hart Lane collage

For a while I've fancied doing a collage and while visiting Patchings Art Festival earlier in the summer I saw a few examples of accomplished collage work that inspired me to have a go. The magazine I design for happens to be printed by the same company that print the Spurs match day programmes. Because [...]