Sunday, May 20, 2012

This is a very recent painting and will be one image that will feature at my up and coming one man show at the Haddon Gallery in Torquay.

This is a oil on canvas measuring 18 x 24
'Golden Majesty'

This was concieved as a demo on one of  my workshops earlier this year on an African theme.
I do hope that you like it.

Feel free to leave a comment or two.

Just a sneak peak and preview of how the new book might be looking as it takes shape.
I have just had a second proof reading and seen the colour proofs of the new title being launched by Search Press in early August 2012. Tala is the latest puppy to join Catherine and I at home. she is such a delight and inseparable from our older 3 year old  GSD, 'Khan'.

I took this image the first day she arrived home and painted the image as fast as I could as the dealine for the book was only days away at the time. She fitted in well with the brief and completed my task of 9 new paintings.

Learn to Paint Dogs and Puppies
Due out 12th August 2012.

So many new events at my studio, these include new workshop titles and dates going into the second half of 2102.

In addition there are a few places remaining for my tuition on a weekly basis, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.

A life session on Thursday evening is growing and the 2.5 hours of work is well appreciated by those attending.

I have so many wonderful ideas for the future, and so little time to fully impliment any. So forgive me if some take a little longer to appear than I would like.

All the new dates and workshop titles can be found on my website at

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My latest workshop last Saturday was a great day. Painting Big Cats in oils and acrylic.
It was well attended and all enjoyed the event. The feedback was fantastic and I shall be posting some on the website very soon.

Students enjoyed my 90 minute demonstration of a Tigers head, closely followed by a well deserved Fish'n'Chip lunch.

We were all flagging when 5pm came around all too fast. Even so everyone worked hard and took some positive points and a painting away with them.

Looking forward to my next workshop 'From Charcoal to Chalk'

This can be found on my website under the studio/workshop tag

£80 all day, all materials and a hot lunch....

come and have some fun