This week I popped along to Julie and Martin’s to present their “Memories” watercolour commissioned by them in advance of their wedding next year. The main theme is the shops which various members of the family have owned over the years, all linked together in an imagined street scene. It was great fun putting the…Read More »
I am pleased to say I am running a couple of workshop days at the Williamson Art Gallery on Saturdays, the 5th of October and 16th November. Each day will have much the same content: Tuition will be in basic drawing and sketching skills. In addition I will be covering the choice of materials, techniques…Read More »
Just finished a commission for a couple who live over in Yorkshire. they wanted a picture of them walking in the snow with their two black Labradors. Pleased with the final picture (see below) and hear that they are hanging it in pride of place in their new home.
I have just returned from spending a very enjoyable 6 days in Olhao Portugal researching the art holiday I hope to run next year.(3rd to the 10th June) met many nice people both on the course that was just finishing and the course that started on Wednesday. Thanks to everybody for letting me fall in…Read More »
Following my appearance on “Home is Where the Art is” (BBC) I have been pleased to receive a number of commissions for the same type of watercolour that I did for the buyers on the show. This latest is a picture commissioned by a family for their dad who was having an important “landmark birthday”…Read More »
We have just enjoyed Wirral Urban Sketchers’ first three day event! I worked with Wirral Borough Council, the Birkenhead Park World Heritage Project, and the Borough of Culture team to set up the 3 days of sketching and drawing in and around the park. I also managed to get support from Cass Art who donated…Read More »
Thank you to all the visitors who were so interested and supportive of not just my studio opening but the studios of all the other artists who participated in the tour. The weather was not exactly what we hoped for , but nevertheless I was delighted to greet and meet so many people over the…Read More »
I shall be opening the studio again this year for the studio tour weekend June 8th & 9th. (10a.m. -5 p.m.) Also Friday evening the 7th of June is Private View Night so if you would like to have a glass of wine and a chat with some nice people, Come Along!!
Blimey! fame indeed! “Cheshire Life Magazine” rang to see if they could interview me, apparently advised by the “BEEB” that a local artist would be on the telly! Anyway a nice reporter and photographer came along to the studio and the resulting spread duly appeared this month. Honesty dictates I need to put right a…Read More »
Well now it can be told! I made my television debut on the B.B.C ‘s “Home is Where the Art Is” yesterday, Easter Monday. The series was filmed in late December and January at the Buyers’ beautiful house up in the Lake District, here at home in the studio, and over in the B.B.C.’s Salford…Read More »