Postcards from Australia

Sketchbooking on sandy beaches There is nothing quite so lovely at capturing a moment in time as sketching it. Fortunately the weather was kinder on this trip to Perth and after an initial heatwave the temperatures cooled to moderate and I was able to set up camp for an hour or so on some of […]

Experimenting with textures in cold wax/oil

Cold wax/oil information TIME: 10.30 – 3.30PM Tues 1st or 8th Nov 2022 You can book on to the next classes here Recently I have been experimenting a bit more with blending found nature based materials within the image. Considering everything has an energy frequency, I feel the image can only be enhanced with interest […]

What to bring to the oil workshop

Oil experimental workshopTIME: 10.30 – 3.30PMSUNDAY 12 June 2022 Please watch the adjacent video for a bit more information about the workshop on experimenting in abstraction in oils. Briefly, you will be able to learn more about palette knife techniques, try cold wax painting, try crackle paste as a base coat, learn about colour mixing/combining, […]

Spring art classes UK 2022

BEGINNERS WATERCOLOUR CLASSTIME: 12 – 3.30PMTUESDAY 26 April Working with real source of flowers is much more satisfying and helpful for learning watercolours. It is a great exercise to deconstruct the petals and thoroughly look at the colour blending. For example the orange petals have a deep cadmium yellow centre developing to a cadmium orange […]

Easter show Norwich UK 2022

MIXED EASTER SHOW OPEN 9AM-5PM Friday 15 April and Saturday 16 April Yesterday in the studio I framed the new abstract oil paintings, enjoy the video. DEMONSTRATION PAINTING Atrium in the Forum, Norwich 2.30 – 5PM Easter Saturday Come and watch some painting techniques in watercolours, where I will be discussing my forthcoming short […]

Spring art show Norwich UK 2022

It was an orderly affair setting up our work this morning at the Norwich Forum ready for a 5 day art show. Just the usual juggling of wires and negotiating slider hooks, levelling work and adding the final touches of labels and business cards. 50 artists have been creating working through the Winter to make […]