Dunstanburgh Castle

Last summer I decided to have another video taken of me painting on location. I asked  a friend of mine, Gavin Dowd of  Word Out Productions to film me painting Dunstanburgh Castle.  I was hoping for a summer evening like the one captured in the painting which I reproduced as a limited edition print which … Read more

Sketchbook Painting in Norfolk

One of the greatest thrills as an artist is to have a painting trip where one can paint a variety of subjects on location. My last two trips to Norfolk have been just that. As you can see from the small gallery selection, the subjects range from the estuary at Burnham Overy Staithe to the … Read more

Kenneth Reed

The two artists which influenced me the most as a child were my grandfather Thomas Reed and my dad Kenneth Reed. My grandfather died when I was only four years old but I still vividly remember the paintings which hung my grandparents home, and indeed the painting he did before he died which has effected … Read more

Rowland Hilder

The first artist that I really began to study as a young, enthusiastic watercolourist was Rowland Hilder. My parents used to buy a calendar every year called Artists Britain which would always contain several outstanding paintings by Rowland Hilder. I found myself captivated by his work and after a few disappointing attempts at using watercolour, … Read more

La Serenata a Rialto, Venezia

The recent frosty mornings and beautiful bright sunny days we have been enjoying recently have reminded me of the times we have spent in Venice during Carnival time. The weather in Venice has usually been even colder but characterised by crisp, sunny days and of course, full of the colour and spectacle of the carnival. … Read more

Oil Painting of Norfolk

What’s on the Drawing Board? I have been asked recently to do an oil painting for a particular client. As I usually work in watercolor paints, I thought it would be prudent to get back into the swing of painting in oils (as it is a completely different painting technique) by doing a quick practise … Read more

Sketchbook of Oman

Since my first visit to Oman in 2007 I have always taken my hand made sketchbooks to paint on location. Whenever I’ve shown these studies to various folk, they have always commented on the tactile beauty of these small watercolour paintings that are held together as a mini art collection. The plan for several years … Read more

Sherree Valentine-Daines

      I first came accross the outstanding figurative paintings of Sherree Valentine-Daines back in 1996 when we both exhibited our paintings in the Stewards Enclosure of the Henley Royal Regatta.  I always used to make a point of seeking out her paintings every time I used to go to Henley for Regatta week. Since … Read more