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April 25, 2019

Well, here's a first! Completed a commission for some very dear friends. I've drawn animal portraits many times but this is the first time I've done portraits of chickens! Vesper, Moneypenny and M provide my friends with lovely fresh eggs!

These are pen-and-wash drawing...

January 9, 2019

I have always been intrigued by Pointillism as an artistic technique and have had a few stabs at it over the years. This latest effort - a portrait of my late Father - is by far the most ambitious and, as it turned out, technically-challenging. 

I used a Cuttlelola Elec...

October 10, 2018

Here's my latest commission, just sent off to a very satisfied Dad! He wanted a pencil portrait of him with his daughter, who has Down's Syndrome. He clearly adores her and I wanted to capture some of the closeness and sensitivity of their relationship. I don't think I...

September 4, 2018

Been approached by old AFAS colleagues to display some artwork in the RUSI building on Whitehall during a RUSI-SSAFA (a prominent Service charity, for the uninitiated) event on 6 September and to leave it there for successive events up to the weekend of 22/23 September...

August 15, 2018

Phew! That was a long break! For various reasons, I've not been doing any artwork for ages. Yesterday was the first for a long time when I have been able to do a little drawing once more.

I'm SO rusty and wondered seriously if I'd lost it during my break but commonsense...

March 28, 2018

Had a wonderful workshop yesterday at Tindall’s in Ely.  Few of those participating had much experience drawing an animal before and some had even less experience with pastels and the pictures attached to this message show their fantastic first efforts.  Quite astonish...

January 18, 2018

Doing a workshop at Tindall’s in Market Place, Ely on Tuesday 23 January 2018 from 1000-1600 hrs – Monochrome Portraits. 

This workshop would be suitable for those who would just like to have a go at producing a monochrome portrait, working from photographic references....

November 8, 2017

Sold a picture at the excellent Armed Forces Art Society first regional Exhibition, "Articles of War", at The Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow! It's on until Saturday 11 Nov and is a terrific show, a real high-quality tribute to the contributing artists and to the immense...

October 7, 2017

Submitted my work for display at the first regional Armed Forces Art Society Exhibition to be held in The Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow 6-11 November 2017. The Exhibition is entitled, “Articles Of War” and promises to be an exciting departure from previous exhibitions...

September 8, 2017


Some places still available on what promises to be an excellent workshop on 22 September 2017 at Tindall’s shop in Trinity Street, Colchester – Portraits in Pastel. 

This takes things a stage...

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