Category Archives: Galleries & Events

Upton Virtual Studios: 30-31 May, 2020

2020 is proving a difficult year for everyone! For artists such as me, with art galleries closed and arts events cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic, there has been a huge effect on the showing and selling of art work. … Continue reading

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Staithes Beck from North Side

Compositionally here, in this final Staithes view, my primary interest was in the dynamic procession of post and rail, springing diagonally from the foreground and branching off in the distance of the painting. The starkness I found came in part … Continue reading

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Staithes Beck & Footbridge

This Staithes painting revolves around the footbridge over the Beck and in particular, the upright form of its nearside buttress. A bright and briskly sunny day enhanced the shadows and highlighted the roughly textured courses of masonry and cobbles. This … Continue reading

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Staithes from the Beck

I enjoyed playing with the complimenting colours of blues and oranges in this composition. The foreground boat, held in suspension by its web of moorings, set the key hue of orange, tints of which are echoed in the silted estuary, … Continue reading

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The Slipway at Beckside, Staithes

This stretch of wharfage lies along the upper reaches of the Staithes estuary. I found here a spiralling accumulation of compositional elements. In the foreground, reaching from the right, a cobbled boat-slide sweeps underneath moored fishing boats, lying at angles … Continue reading

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Cowbar Nab at Staithes

I recently completed a new series of Staithes paintings, that are now in the Staithes Gallery and wanted to write a little about them. In this first work, the monumental land mass of Cowbar Nab dominates this view of Staithes … Continue reading

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Buxton Spa Prize Exhibition

Earlier this week I delivered two paintings and a sketchbook to the Green Man Gallery in Buxton, as submissions for this year’s Buxton Spa Prize. The exhibition of entries runs from 1-31 July (The Green Man Gallery is at Hardwick … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden Gallery

Very happy to have work in the Spring Group Show of the Saffron Walden Gallery – from today to 31 May. Here is one of the paintings – a view of ‘Polperro Harbour from Roman Bridge’. The colour in it is cool, … Continue reading

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Oxford Art Prize

I was in Oxford in June taking part in the Oxford Art Prize – an en plein air competition, where I prepared two works. The exhibition is now on and continues to 13 September at the O3 Gallery and Oxford … Continue reading

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Castle Park, Newark-on-Trent

Tomorrow is the final day of my Newfield Galleries exhibition. In this painting of Castle Park, I love the way in which the sun filters through the piercings of the castle wall and pours through the bandstand, leaving structures in silhouette.  The … Continue reading

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