Pheasant action

 

 

With just over a month to go before the shooting season starts at Bettws Hall, I have my sleeves rolled up and my brushes are flying.

I am busy working on a new collection of shoot art that will be displayed amongst three lodges and will encompass both acrylics on canvas and framed watercolours.  My favourite subjects are always the dogs as I adore their focus and commitment to the job in hand.  But really, there is so much inspiration to be gained from the colours, atmosphere and beautiful scenery, that I am never short of ideas when I start a new piece.

For the past few years I have made the trip up to Snowdonia to deliver new pieces and it has become one of my favourite times on the calendar and towards the end of September I will be going again with a new collection of paintings.  Another favourite time is “Beaters Day” at Chargot in February where a lot of inspiration comes for my new work.

Please do let me know if you’d like to see the shoot work, I will can let you know by email when the collection is ready to view.

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Anyone for Tennis?

  Last year I delivered 5 large 2m portraits to the Queens Club for display in the Members Enclosure for the Championships. This year, Queens Club asked for a portrait of the winner to display alongside the others in the event this June – so in May I delivered a painting of Feliciano Lopez in…

The difference a week makes

  This time last week we were 15cm deep in snow and just seven days later we have lovely warm spring sunshine and the snow has completely disappeared.  I wonder how these delicate birds cope with our extremes. So this little blue tit is the latest addition to my website under the small paintings section….

Somerset Wildlife Trust Open Gardens

  Yesterday I visited The Hall at West Coker on a wonderful sunny spring morning to see the beautiful carpet of snowdrops and spring flowers in the grounds of the house. Somerset Wildlife Trust have planned a diary this year of wonderful open garden days with seasonal flowers to see. I am hoping to paint…

Nestling

Personally, I have always loved penguins.  Christmas and birthdays, I used to receive an array of gifts from penguin slippers to jumpers and games, fabulous!  Their family life is fascinating – the females leave the nestlings with Dad while they go in search of food and how they manage to find their family upon return,…

Polar Eyes

When we are visually bombarded on social media, it’s often easy to glance over posts and not really take in the detail.  However, recently I was completely stopped in my tracks with a video on Facebook of a polar bear, starving and struggling to find food where the ice had melted.  It was a stark…

Symbolising Strength

  “Gladioli” Symbolising Strength Occasionally I am asked for donations of my art for charitable causes.   Families I know directly and also other people from further afield are currently in situations where it’s seems that one day you can be without a care in world and the next day your world can crumble around…

Silent Killer

A while ago I watched a television programme that filmed a selection of birds flying from one post to another and scientists measured the level of noise they make during flight.   At one end of the scale, the wood pigeon was quite funny with the loud flapping and energetic noisy wing movements.  On the…

Got yourself a convoy

  Partridge Stance Watercolour on paper Upon delivering a collection of paintings to Chargot Estate, Exmoor, last week, I was transfixed by the beautiful French partridge.  Busy little birds, they tend to stay in groups (a covey) and  as I found out they are quite tricky to photograph. There were lots around however, whenever I…

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…