Tag Archives: Nottinghamshire

Sir John Hurt Art Prize 2020

It was lovely to learn that one of my paintings has been shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize 2020, run by the Holt Festival. “Washing in the Crew Yard” is one of a series of works I completed … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hole Day (Harley Open 2020)

This piece was selected to be part of the Harley Open 2020 exhibition, which runs from 1 Aug to 1 Nov, 2020. It was amongst the first paintings I made during the Coronovirus lockdown days at the end of March … Continue reading

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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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Painting in the Orchard

I have been neglecting this blog for too long, partly preoccupied with other things and partly using other media (particularly my instagram feed). However, I like the calmer feel of  blog and I shall endeavour to do more again. With … Continue reading

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Painting in the Orchard

Yesterday, having planned an afternoon of plein air painting on this hottest of days, I found a heavily shaded spot under one of my favourite Bramley apple trees. Working in watercolour on a 22″ x 30″ sheet of Saunders Waterford,  … Continue reading

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Southwell Minster Winter Fair

Its the Southwell Minster Winter Fair this Saturday (5th Nov). I will have a stall there and be showing some of my work from this year, including this painting of the Minster – a view from Bishop’s Drive. I will … 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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Trent Bridge at Newark

This Newark ‘portrait’ is also in the Newfield Galleries. Here, I was drawn by the light through the arches of Trent Bridge, like glowing heat at the mouth of some great furnace, and the way in which it lends the archway … Continue reading

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Newark ‘Portrait’

Here is another painting in my series of ‘portraits’ of Newark-on-Trent, this of the castle from the towpath below Trent Bridge – currently in my exhibition at the Newfield Galleries. The low afternoon sunlight in this composition made for striking striations of … Continue reading

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‘Town Portraits’

I’m busy feverishly painting and preparing for our open studio event this weekend (23-25 May). It’s a lovely occasion for me as I really enjoy meeting visitors, friends and customers old and new. It’s good to be joined again by … Continue reading

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