60th Birthday

Singer Sargent

Grey Street Painting This week saw me reach another landmark birthday, I’m now 60 years old. I have to say that I’m grateful to God that I’ve been blessed with 60 years to date. However, compared to my 60th, my 50th birthday was more of a year of contemplation and challenge. In 2011 when I … Read more

Outreach

Outreach

Junction 42 Here’s an update on what’s been going on in the last 12 months with my work at Junction 42. I’ve been working part time for this North East Charity since March 2018. My main role is an Outreach Worker with ex-offenders who are out of work. However, I’ve also been teaching art in … Read more

Beadnell Harbour

Beadnell harbour

Northumbrian Coast I’ve been working on a large painting project to refurbish a clients property on the Northumbrian Coast. The theme is entered on some of the castles and the small boats that grace Northumberland’s picturesque harbours. Although I do have quite a collection of prints of Northumberland, I felt it would enrich the range … Read more

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

A dream Last year I had a dream where I was underwater. There were all kinds of fish swimming around. I seemed to be aware that there were two people walking on the surface of the water. When I woke up, I decided to paint the scene for a painting project whilst the image was … Read more

Crummock Water

Crummock Water

Lake District In between lockdowns, Susan and I have tried to take advantage of the freedom on offer to take in some new scenery. In 2020 we managed a drive over to the Lake District. We often stay at the Trout Hotel in Cockermouth which is a great base for the northern lakes and the … Read more

Painting Commissions

Painting Commissions

Anniversary The first of October is a landmark date for me. It was this day in 1984 that I went self employed as an artist. I began undertaking all kinds of Painting Commissions. Over the last 36 years I’ve been through all kinds of challenges, particularly during the recession which began in 2008 with the … Read more

Lockdown

Lockdown

Junction 42 What did you do during Lockdown? It’s a question we’re all likely to get asked in the years to come. I spent almost three months of lockdown working from home, working on paintings, processing internet orders and my Junction 42 work . The Junction 42 work consisted of regular phone calls to my … Read more

St Paul’s Cathedral

St-Paul's-Cathedral

Paintings of London London is a great city, full of subjects to paint. I have painted St Paul’s Cathedral before, but it’s been as part of a cityscape of the Thames. Although I’m unable to travel to London at the moment because of COVID 19, I’m keen to return to paint and visit its galleries. … Read more

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