Thursday, 12 November 2009

Beach picture


Been working on this painting for a couple of days....it's quite large, 65x120cm, and I am using acrylic paints. I really like the proportion of the canvas. Making my colour palette smaller is interesting.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Working again

I have been busy showing my paintings and finishing things off in the last week. Now I am ready to start working again. I show at the Pond Gallery in Clapham and am working on a couple of largish paintings on canvas for them. Beautiful, beautiful weather today, bright and clear with autumn leaves littering the ground.....

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

One more painting for the Granger Gallery



I have four painting at the Granger Gallery in Whitstable, Kent, during the month of November. This one, 'Camber Sands Beach' is one.

http://www.grangergallery.co.uk/

Monday, 26 October 2009

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Dayglo beginning



I'm thinking of a painting similar to 'September Fields'....a bit further back in this blog. This start is more like daffodil vale with disney influenced skies. I know what I want, but getting there......

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Back to last Monday



Late afternoon in Abermawr, all my paints and oil pastels, charcoal and papers are out. Sun is shining.

Thursday 8th Oct



Spent the whole day in Porthgain. Small natural harbour with everything! A pub, art gallery, history and selection of boats and crafts.

Wednesday 7th Oct


Strumble Head in the morning, the lighthouse is a magnet for walkers. I started working in splendid solitude around 8.45am. By the time I had finished a couple of small sketches, the place was crowded with dog walkers, ramblers, and those who sit in cars reading newspapers enjoying the view.

Tuesday 6th Oct




So rainy! Spent the afternoon in Fishguard, there are two harbours there. I hung around the commercial harbour, watching the ferry for Ireland.

Monday 5th Oct





All these small works on paper are around Abereiddy, a tiny bay with a beautiful coast path walk running through it. An old brickworks still makes its presence felt.

Four days in Pembrokeshire

I have just spent four days in Pembrokeshire, Wales. I was lucky to have (mostly) excellent weather, and I spent time drawing and painting the fields, footpaths and coastline around St Davids. Fabulous experience, I enjoyed every moment.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

September Fields


I know it's October today....but I have daringly called this 'September Fields'. It is mixed media on watercolour paper, 57x75cm

Thursday, 24 September 2009

A day sketching




Generating ideas for large scale paintings. These three are all small, one is worked on from a couple of days ago.I like the tops of hills (quite a few round here)

A finished painting


Deciding when a painting is finished is something I can find quite tricky. Too much work on a painting like this one deadens it. This painting has been current for a month or two, now I think I will stop working on it.
It's untitled, and The Art Group have selected it as a possible publishing project.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Better stop here

A mess, but I like it.


This is just a sketch of a painting.



Both these paintings are sitting in my studio with layers of paint drying, being scraped off and re-applied. A very absorbing process.

Sunny Tuesday


Beautiful day here, bright, sunny, leaves fluttering. In fact a perfect September day.

This painting is smallish for me, 50x50cm. I want to convey that sky! It's so large and light today. Variety and contrast of mark making is something that facinates me. Anyway, let's see where this painting takes me.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Small painting



Currently working on some small landscape paintings on canvas, this marks a change for me as I have been using mixed media on watercolour paper. The painting above is 'Gorse', 30x30cm ,acrylic and oil. Terrible sky!! Lacking depth and definition.

Two days later

Thursday, 10 September 2009

More work from my studio



Another painting in a tentative state. This is 80x80cm. Something's got to happen to save this poor painting from blandness.

One day later



I've been working on painting from yesterday.Just dived into it, now I need to think what to do next...

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Work in progress

Based on my sketchbook, photos and memories, I am working on several paintings of Pembrokeshire. This painting is in progress, it is 80x80cm, acrylic on canvas.I have called it 'Land and the Sea', there are many places on the footpaths north of St Davids where the land is farmed right up to the edge of the cliff.

Abermawr Beach

We cannot be the only family to love this beach. It is quiet, beautiful, geologically interesting, and with great waves for surfing and bodyboarding! Both these sketches were made on the footpath overlooking the beach.


'Abermawr From The Footpath' Mixed media on watercolour paper


'Evening Sea' Mixed media on watercolour paper

Sketchbook

Three sketches from the summer, these are plein air - worked in situ in Pembrokeshire, a part of the world I love and visit often.They are all on watercolour paper, using oil pastel, acylic, and charcoal.The weather was quite rainy as you may be able to tell.





Friday, 3 July 2009



Memories of a Winters Walk
Acrylic on canvas
91x31cm (approx)

New Work


'Walking Through'
90x90cm
Acrylic on canvas


'Towards the Marshes'
90x90cm
Acrylic on canvas

Monday, 18 May 2009

Rainy May days

I am planning to do some work from Sandhurst church (in Kent) this morning.....trouble is the rain!
Very lucky to sell two out of the three paintings I had put foward at The Kent and Sussex Art fair last week, I also have a couple of commissions to work on. Maybe I'll stick to the studio instead and forget about the weather.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Architects Gallery

The two paintings below (Dune Grasses and Coastpath) are both for sale at The Architects Gallery in Teddington, Middlesex. Visit their site at http://www.thearchitectsgallery.com/

One of the three paintings I have at the Kent and Sussex Art Fair sold yesterday evening at the private view, really pleasing.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Two new paintings


Dune grasses
100x100cm
oil and acrylic on canvas


Coastpath
100x75cm
acrylic on canvas

Both these paintings are available. Email me!

Friday, 8 May 2009

May

May is a busy month! I am currently showing work at The Pond Gallery, Clapham. Visit their site at http://www.pondgallery.co.uk/
I also have several paintings at Rhapsody house Gallery in Tunbridge Wells, their site is www.rhapsodyhouse.co.uk.
I have one painting at The Architects Gallery in Teddington, Middlesex. They have a new show starting in June, I will have two paintings in this one. http://www.thearchitectsgallery.com/
The Kent and Sussex Art Fair in Rolvenden, Kent is one for three days next week. I have work in this one too. http://www.kentandsussexartfair.co.uk/
Lastly! I have seven paintings at The Southdown Gallery, Leigh, Kent This began on May Day and continues until 18th May. I have sold two paintings so far. Contact the gallery by email south@dircon.co.uk

Friday, 20 March 2009

Farmlands Edge


This has just been sent to a gallery in Teddington for an exhibition which begins at the end of April.

Images for The Art Group


The painting here and 'The Night Garden' are in the spring book for The Art Group, an art publishing group.