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. [...]

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 [...]

Live painting for charity fundraiser

On Saturday 24 June I took part in The Kenya Trust's fundraising event at Staines Salvation Army. The music concert 'Into Africa' included vocal soloist Ann Stewart, David Daws playing euphonium and Staines Songsters (choir). On stage during the evening I painted an African-themed oil painting  and offered it up for sale with 100% of [...]

Ashford Art Club demo

On Thursday 8 June I demonstrated a still life painting in oils at Ashford Art Club. It was the third time I've demonstrated at the club and on this occasion I talked through painting reflective objects. I was ready for a cup of coffee after talking for and hour and half while staring at a [...]

Buxton Spa Prize

Back in May I took part in a plein air event in Buxton. It's a bit of a journey from where I live but as I'm unable to make Pintar Rapido (another plein air event) in London this year I thought I'd make the trip and give this event a go. Having travelled up on [...]

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