Welcome to my Blog

I am pleased to welcome you to my blog and though I am a complete novice when it comes to blogging I am excited by the possibilities it presents and look forward to showing you my work, the work that some of my students produce and to answering any questions you may have about aspects of the work, techniques used or just discussing painting and drawing.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

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Wishing you all 

A Very Merry Christmas

and A Happy New Year!

Monday, 14 December 2015


Mousehole, Cornwall

 In the first week of June this year I was leading a landscape painting holiday from St. Ives in Cornwall for HF Holidays. The guests and I went painting to three locations other than in St. Ives, we went to Porthcurnow which is a beautiful little bay just below the world famous Minack Theatre, We also visited Marazion and painted St. Michaels Mount and we spent a great day painting in the little fishing village of Mousehole, pronounced Mowzal. The locals were very friendly and the weather was reasonably considerate and though I didn't actually get to paint myself I did do a little sketching, took lots of photographs for reference material and created this oil painting in the studio some time after I got home. Also, later in the comfort of my studio I painted this picture of Porthcurnow featured below. Cornwall is a beautiful County and having visited St. Ives for the first time one can understand the historical attraction for artists, there is a definite quality of light even on a misty day which screams 'paint me'!