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Above the Parapet

“Above the Parapet” Watercolour on paper A surprise parcel arrived from a lovely friend – a “Daniel Smith” tube of watercolour paint in a beautiful subtle green. It would be naturally tempting to paint a landscape with a green paint, but I decided to try something different and in a moment of pure joy, this…

Dizzy

  Dizzy Dalmatian Private commission I was recently asked to paint a commission for someone who had sadly recently lost her Dalmatian dog, Dizzy. The owners of the pups from Dizzy have clearly formed a great friendship.  They have all joined together to buy a portrait commission to present to their friend to try and…

The Queens Club, Aegon Championship 2017

  A few weeks ago, The Queens Club contacted me and asked whether I would be able to paint a very large tennis mural on the walls within the members enclosure for the Aegon Championship. Time was an issue for me.  The only time that I had available to go to London and paint on…

My Cinderella

  “Artist in Residence at the National Schools Regatta 2016 and 2017. What an inspirational event!   In 2016, I painted four paintings from photographs as prizes for events. In 2017 I was there to demonstrate what I can offer in the way of commissions, capturing a moment on paper, be it a portrait or…

The Crew

  I can’t wait to go to the National Schools regatta next weekend.  I took this picture last year at the event at Eton Dornay and I just wanted to write here on my blog to explain my inspiration for this piece. This pile of trainers might look simply like a bunch of trainers discarded…

National Schools Regatta 2017 – Eton Dornay

  Anyone who knows me will understand that I thrive on a challenge and love to capture motion and action in sporting images.  Last year I was delighted to be able to give prizes for the winners of four races by presenting paintings to each crew. The top image is Globe Rowing Club – J164x…

Alpine inspiration

  The transfer between Geneva and Les Deux Alps takes about 2.5 hours and takes you on roads that vary between fast autoroutes and hair-pin bends!  The last section of the journey involves some breathtaking scenery of small villages nestled between mountains and the road finally stops at the resort. Les Deux Alpes is an “all…

Ladies Day Cheltenham

Ladies Day, Cheltenham Festival. I arrived in Cheltenham ridiculously early so as to avoid the traffic and then enjoyed the next couple of hours in the Pitville Pump Rooms soaking up the atmosphere (together with a hearty fried breakfast!).  The rooms were buzzing, racing papers on the tables and outside, the Guinness bar was equally…

Little Red

    The first memory that springs to mind when I hear of red squirrels is when we saw them feeding close to the window of a holiday cottage in Cumbria, UK.  They are smaller than their grey relatives and incredibly beautiful. They are present in our country in areas where the grey squirrels have…

Rocky Road – Defender

“Rocky Road” Landrover Defender Original watercolour Private commission   I was recently given a photograph of a Landrover Defender to paint for a commission as a present for a birthday. I could get the detail that I needed from the photo but, with a bit of artistic licence, I decided to “muddy it up” a…