Temple of Aphaea – A Daily Sketch

In 1999 we had a week on the Greek Island of Aegina. Whilst exploring the island I came across the ruined Temple of Aphaea and made some studies. Last weekend I was doing a watercolour demonstration for a local art club. As part of my demonstration, I started a small watercolour on a 14″ x … Read more

Paintings of Olive Trees

I love doing paintings of olive trees. Several years ago I was commissioned to paint a client’s property in Italy. As part of the research for the commission, I made some studies in my leather-bound sketchbook of the olive grove that surrounded their house in Umbria. It was a friends 60th birthday recently so I … Read more

Spring Exhibition

Florence is possibly my favourite Italian city. I’ve been fortunate to travel there several time since my first visit back in 1998 when I sat on one of its bridges under the warm autumnal sun and painted a watercolour of Ponte Vecchio in an Arches Watercolour Block. During my last visit there in 2011 I … Read more