Holt Down Woodland

Holt Down Woodland

Makes a change from waves don’t you think? A few years ago, back when I thought there was any point to posting in Facebook, and even, on occasion, ‘putting a jockey on it’ as my pal Martin would say (a ‘cant’ expression – it means...
Stoned – painting pebbles, old and new

Stoned – painting pebbles, old and new

First published Sept 15th, 2017 ‘Run Aground’ Oil on painted edge box canvas. 24″ x 36″ Available Why did I ever think it would be a good idea to paint a close-up study of a pebble beach on the high tide line? Not my first attempt as a few years ago I painted...
Royal Society? Pah!

Royal Society? Pah!

First posted 24/08/2017 on Blogger Well, as you may have guessed from the headline the selection committee at the Mall Galleries decided they didn’t want my painting Groyne No2 for this years exhibition – well, it’s their loss! Pah! Ah, you say, a little bit of sour...
One out of three ain’t bad!

One out of three ain’t bad!

First posted 10/07/2017 on Blogger Those of you who kindly read this a couple of weeks ago (a select few :-), will no doubt remember that I mentioned submitting my work for this years Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition. Well, the digital selection finished...
Shock Horror!

Shock Horror!

First posted 29/06/2017 on Blogger I sometimes wonder how I’ve ever managed to sell any paintings at all, let alone make an approximation of a living from them – but somehow I do. I’m not represented by a single UK gallery of note (various reasons – largely...
Hurrah! Blog’s back!

Hurrah! Blog’s back!

First posted 20/01/2017 on Blogger I recently came across a resource site for artists called ‘Art Store Front’. They’re a hosting gallery and print shop primarily and consequently not a lot of use to me as I persist, for better or worse, in doing that myself – but...