Monday, December 22, 2014


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Thursday, December 18, 2014


Well I have been so very busy of late with all that I have been up to. As I close out this year of 2014, planning Christmas with my family, I have been looking back at what has been a great year for me as an artist. 

The studio has been a great inspiration for me and teaching all my students has been full of fun, their progress on the whole has been significant and in certain cases individuals have achieved their own sales. This is always a delight to me.

The second book has been finished and now the publishers must get it ready for the market and its release in July 2015.

Sales from galleries and in particular my own gallery have seen a sharp increase this year, very welcome and long may it continue on into 2015.

The workshops have been well received and have seen students from Denmark, Australia and Norway. They went away very happy, hope to see them all again one day.

I have decided to do a lot more next year in the studio, so really and truly watch this space, time permitting I have many new thoughts for 2015.

I have also decided to post and share some of my older paintings over the coming weeks. some paintings have had an awful lot of exposure in the public arena. Others have not, either they have been quickly snapped up by eager collectors or retained in my personal collection.

Royal Watcher 
16 x 24 if I remember correctly
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Book

I am on the final stretch to the completion of my new book, " Painting Rivers Lakes and Streams."
Many thousands of words and 24 new paintings DONE....

Just tying up all loose ends prior to my publishers deadline at the end of this month......

Sadly I have not painted properly for a few weeks except demonstration pieces for students and art groups, just full on with writing.

So I hope that I shall be back to painting Wildlife and Plein Air studies very soon, that is in between packing for a house move in the new year...

Hah when does it ever slow down..... Need to paint more......

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Painting Knife Workshop

The last Sunday I enjoyed teaching my last workshop of 2014 at my studio in Hythe, Kent.
It was a great day, hard work for all concerned. We managed nearly all that we set out to accomplish, though I did forget to serve the Keylime Pie for desert.... OOPS! had to take that home and eat later, sorry guys.

Anyway that said i managed a two hour acrylic demo  for the group. a 12 x 16 study of the secret garden at David Lloyds Great Dixter in Sussex.

That was the last demo and now I am working on my new workshop schedule for 2015.  I will post the dates soon on my website and here for all to see.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Great Demo Today.

I did my annual demonstration to my local art society in Hythe....  today. I really look forward to this one each year. It also happens to be the last one I am scheduled to do in 2014. I painted a baby Elephant as they had asked for. It is not the one pictured above, a similar image of a baby running.

I had a great audience of around 70 + and they each had a real great time, and there were many sweet comments regarding the afternoon I provided. Heres looking forward to next year.

Thanks Hythe Art Society for inviting me once again.......

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