Da Vinci, The Lost Treasure

Whilst painting in Italy in September, I saw Fiona Bruce being filmed on Ponte Vecchio in Florence. I stopped to take a photograph of her, along with dozens of others. I’m sure we were all wondering which programme she was being filmed for. I discovered that it was for a documentary written and presented by … Read more

Alan Reed Winner of the Circus Prize 2011

Sadly, Winner of the Bath Prize Early this morning I received an email to say I had won the category for the best painting of the Circus Bath in the Bath Prize 2011. In 2010 I came 1st runner up in the Bath Painting Prize with my watercolour of The Royal Crescent. Spurred on by this success, I … Read more

Grey Street, Snow Flurry

Grey Street Snow Flurry

  Grey Street Snow Flurry Original Watercolour Painting is part of our new collection that I’m preparing for my Christmas Exhibition. The preview weekend starts on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November. There will be a selection of new original paintings and new limited edition prints on display. Most of of the paintings … Read more

Ponte Vecchio, Firenze

Ponte Vecchio Firenze You never quite know who you are going to see whilst painting on location. Whilst crossing Ponte Vecchio in Florence recently and noticed BBC’s Fiona Bruce being filmed by a camera crew. I’m not sure for what programme, perhaps another series of Fake or Fortune?  I’ve painted several watercolours on location of … Read more

North Shields, Fishing

A few weeks ago I was doing a watercolour demonstration for a class in Rothbury. As part of the lesson, I was showing the students how to begin a painting, in particular the sky. This is often the most difficult part of painting a landscape or seascape and can be quite daunting for the inexperienced. … Read more

The Bailey, Durham

The current painting project I am working on is a commission of The Bailey in Durham. It’s an historic area in the centre of Durham. I’ve painted this part of Durham before, including this view of Saddler Street above. I took advantage of the glorious weather last week to do a couple of sketchbook watercolours. … Read more