Enjoyed a super day last Friday with the Avenue Art Group up in Garstang. The workshop was focussed on a summer landscape in the “mosaic” style and they produced some very fine work . some…Read More »
Garstang Art Group.
I have been working on some ideas for a workshop and demo I shall be doing for Garstang Art group next Friday. The idea is to produce a sunny, summer, landscape view. The style is…Read More »
I saw this cartoon on FaceBook and I think it is just brilliant! Many students in my classes hold the belief that skill in art is somehow something you are born with. It is not!…Read More »
Wirral Golf Club.
Just finished a watercolour of Wirral Golf Club (formerly Wirral Ladies). the picture is taken from a sketch I did just before Christmas when we had the heavy frost and snow. It was a beautiful…Read More »
Queen Victoria Cruise sketches
As reported the other day I have just returned from a teaching post on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. We stopped at a number of interesting ports and enjoyed some tris ashore which of course included some…Read More »
Up and down on the Queen Victoria!
Just returned from a cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria where I was running some watercolour workshops. Super trip and was lucky enough to enjoy the company of some very fine artists in the classes. The…Read More »
A Tale of two “Turners”
I visited the Tate Liverpool gallery this week to have a look at the Turner exhibition entitled “Dark Waters” It is a collection of many of his famous Sea Paintings with a soundtrack devised by…Read More »
“The Three Graces”
This is a sketch of the Liverpool waterfront from the Wirral side. A favourite view of mine and one that very often leads me to getting “bogged down” in detail. So I was quite pleased…Read More »
Posting a picture of one of my latest artworks…. Quite a therapeutic, an almost autobiographical piece! It is a series of icons gathered as one, alluding to shapes used in architectural plans yet rolling these…Read More »
Teaching on Cunard’s Queen Victoria
Very excited to say that I have a position on the Queen Victoria teaching watercolour painting. We are sailing from Southampton in November taking in some of the sights of Europe sailing south to the…Read More »
in preparation for the forthcoming workshop I am doing at Cass Art in Liverpool I thought I should do a few sketches close by to the store in the hope that we can get out…Read More »
Liverpool Urban Sketchers at Picton Library March 2022
Sunny but cold morning for the Liverpool Urban sketchers meeting based at Picton Library Liverpool. It was good to meet up with some sketchers I hadn’t seen since the start of the pandemic! I chose…Read More »
“Hatching Techniques” and “Which Pen to Use?”
I have been preparing some additional Information sheets for forthcoming workshops and classes and attach here a couple of the individual sheets I have prepared . There is a huge variety of pens that an…Read More »
Memory Pictures section.
We have decided to add a new section on the website for the “memory pictures” I have been doing over the past year or so. In fact ever since I appeared on the BBC programme…Read More »
Exhibition and Workshop @ CASS ART
I am delighted to announce that I am planning to have both an exhibition and run a workshop at Cass Art in their Liverpool shop. The workshop is entitled “Unlocking the Mysteries of Watercolour” a…Read More »
St Ives, a seaside view
I have been working on this view of St Ives for a while now in an attempt to produce a picture that reflects my enjoyment and love of the town. It is based on a…Read More »
Autumn Leaves class
I spent a very enjoyable morning with the enthusiastic craft group of Heswall W.I. Drawing and painting some autumnal leaves. I had spent an hour or so collecting the leaves from the local wood and…Read More »
5 years of Wirral Urban Sketchers
Last Sunday The Urban sketchers got together at Woodside Ferry in Birkenhead, and I realised that the venue was the very first for our group over five years ago. Our “official” first meeting was on…Read More »
Seabird trail picture a labour of love!
I was asked by a local artist Barbara who is championing a “Seabird Trail”in Hoylake if I should like to take part. The idea is that local artists each do an artwork on boards which…Read More »
Chemist & Co pop up exhibition
Chemist & Co are a local shop who are encouraging local artists to have pop-up exhibitions either inside their shop or if the weather is fine outside on the back of the pavement. I duly…Read More »