Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Three new paintings all 15 cm x 15 cm and all on show at The Highgate Gallery in London. There will also be some of my paintings at The Hatch Gallery in Christchurch Dorset over the festive period. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Paintings for Comme Ca Christmas Exhibition

Three new paintings for the Comme Ca Christmas exhibition at The Lowry Hotel from Thursday 29th November

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Two New Paintings

Wheatear and Chaffinch completed yesterday

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

My little corner of the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair. Lots of small paintings off to new homes. Next exhibition at Will's Art Warehouse for their winter show. Thanks Suzanne for the photo

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Friday Night

Latest conversations now Emily and George are off doing their own things.

Monday, 1 October 2012

This Situation

Another damp and dismal Monday morning to start October. Really enjoyed being part of the Buy Art Fair in Manchester this weekend, with paintings going off to fairs and exhibitions I don't always get the opportunity to see them displayed and have a mooch about. Interesting mix of work at the two shows as well. Quality of some stuff in the Buy a bit low but prices seemed to be about right. Didn't really get the Contemporary, would be much better if the stands of the Buy Art side were curated and the Contemporary stands were mixed among them. Still its that same old problem of funding and comerciallity, shouldn't the Arts Council be supporting viable creative buisnesses? Still not sure where my paintings sit in all of this.  Collecting another failed entry into an open exhibition, the Discerning Eye this time. Can't decide if my energies in that direction are being well used. Must get over to the Liverpool Biennial and see what beat me into the John Moores.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Goldcrests for JT

Three Goldcrest paintings (10 cm x 10 cm ) acrylic on board for JT to choose from. Personal favourite is the middle image. What do you think?

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Buy Art Fair

Come along to the Buy Art Fair in Spinningfields in Manchester this weekend Sept 27th to 30th and see lots of lovely art.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Coal Tits on Grey and Black

Just completed this little painting. Entering it into The Discerning Eye exhibition on Saturday.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Buy Art Fair Manchester

More good news. I did sell some work at the exhibition at the Lowry Hotel and also Comme Ca will be taking my little bird paintings to the Buy Art Fair in Manchester September 28th 29th and 30th in Spinngfields. See you there?

National Open Art Competition

This painting is through to the second judging stage of the National Open. It will be flying off to goodwood in the next couple of weeks to be viewed in the flesh. Hope it makes the exhibition.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012


Latest addition to my bird paintings

Monday, 9 July 2012

Preview Evening

The official preview evening of my exhibition at The Lowry Hotel is on Thursday 12th July at 6pm please come along and say hello

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Bird Table

A new exhibition of a mix of old and new work of birds and food paintings on display at the Lowry Hotel in Salford from tomorrow, 21/06/2012 for six weeks. A last minute set up so watch this space for a preview evening in a couple of weeks time.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Market Stall

This was my stand at the Art Market yesterday. Not going to win any prizes but I think the paintings look good.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Art Market Holmfirth 10th June 2012

Have now completed all my essential jobs to be ready for the Art Market . Here are a selection of small bird paintings completed in Craster this week. Hopefully see lots of people at the market tomorrow from 10 am til 4 pm

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Touched By Wings

My entry into the Threadneedle exhibition has made it through the first stage of selection and now needs to head of to the Mall Galleries for viewing. Very excited but won't choose a tie yet for the celebration dinner. Still there were four thousand entries so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself. Will find out on 12th June if it makes it into the exhibition.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Twicebaked (Custard Cream)

Little painting (10 x10 cm) celebrating the best of British. Not one of your five a day. Come and see it in the flesh at The Art Market in Holmfirth, Sunday 10th June 2012

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Bird Brain Critic

Not helped by Flo who has reverted to her human/chicken self since her new chum Mrs Bennet has gone broody and spends all day trying to incubate unfertilized eggs.

Touched by Wings

Finally got round to entering the Threadneedle exhibition with this painting, finished about twenty minutes ago.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

New Work April 2012

Here are four new paintings, three completely new and the Bluetits reworked. Just to show that the Easter holidays have not just been about eating. Really like the Coal Tit and the Great Tit think that they are working really well.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


Made this little painting after a Wood Warbler crashed into the window and expired. Thought the nice people at JM2012 might like it. They didn't. Oh well there is always 2014.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


New painting just completed. Has been hanging around on the studio floor for a while. Not sure about it yet. Working title.