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Sunsets, farm houses and a recent preselection at the Mall Galleries.

I’m having a great time painting a new series of sunset studies over the past few days. For those of you that follow my work through social media and my blog, you will notice I’m quite restless and always on … Continue reading

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Lost in the woods uncovering secrets.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope your year is off to a great start. I’ve not wasted any time getting myself into a new routine of work this year, already producing many intimate portraits of my children … Continue reading

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Plein air oil painting the Autumn Woodland 2015.

Autumn Woodland Preview. Oil on canvas, 60cm x 50cm. Here’s my second youtube video, this time with commentary and looking at a single painting in progress. I also discuss briefly my equipment and materials. The painting will soon be available … Continue reading

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Selected for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) annual exhibition, 2015.

Wow! My first shot at entering the ROI annual exhibition hosted by the Mall Galleries, London. I submitted two works initially, both of which were preselected for final selection. This self-portrait is the painting that made it through to the … Continue reading

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Get them while they’re hot….

Lots happening at the moment including working on a recent commission, sending off limited edition prints to new collectors and of course painting…… Here’s an example of a giclee print that recently sold. It’s printed on quality german etching paper, … Continue reading

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Off to a flying start!

Thanks to everyone that turned up to the opening night of my current exhibition at the wonderful Art and Rose Gallery in Pocklington, thank you also for all of the wonderful words of encouragement from people that couldn’t make it. … Continue reading

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Rejection, use it to fuel your passion!

So for everyone dying to hear the verdict regarding my two pre selected portraits……It’s bad news I’m afraid. Both pieces were rejected and I have to be honest and say I am disappointed that not one of them was selected … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Review of portrait entries for the Royal Society of Portrait painters

Happy New Year to everyone (although slightly later than usual!). This is my first post of 2015 and I wanted to start by saying a huge thank you to all of my followers, old and new. Last year was very … Continue reading

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A cold start!

The weather has suddenly changed in South Yorkshire. I’m now resorting to wearing two pairs of jeans and countless layers of shirts/jumpers/coats. Here’s the results of the first session on this new piece, ‘Winter Cottage, morning’, Oil on panel, 18inch … Continue reading

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Playing Conkers…….The chestnut series.

I thought I’d share my recent Autumn still-life paintings, ‘The chestnut series’. I have many great memories of playing Conkers in the school yard and my garden with my brothers. Some of you at this point are wondering what on … Continue reading

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