Sketchbook Painting

Our first trip to to the region Umbria in Italy was in the spring of 2002. We stayed at the Relais il Canalicchio which boasts commanding views over the Umbrian countryside. In fact the owners of the hotel commissioned me to do a painting of the Relais which is available as a limited edition print. … Read more

Art Exhibition with Demonstration

Art Exhibition with Demonstration on September 17th 2015 at The Northern Counties Club, 11 Hood Street, Newcastle The evening will commence at 6.00pm with a reception drink and canapés. 7.00pm – 8.00pm Watercolour demonstration and viewing of paintings 8.00pm Supper in the dining room Alan has 30 years experience in teaching Art & Design. He … Read more


I’m currently reading Andrew Graham Dixon‘s excellent, well researched book “Caravaggio A Life Sacred and Profane”. I recall being totally enthralled and inspired by the stunning exhibition of Caravaggio’s paintings at the National Gallery in London back in 2005 and wished that I’d had a deeper understanding of the Christian symbolism that is at the … Read more

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