Rosso

Rosso

Artist Support Pledge I’ve recently acquired my third original painting through the Artist Support Pledge. I spent a while waiting for the right painting to turn up before seeing the work of an Italian artist who goes under the name of Rosso Art.  Rosso had posted an original painting on her Instagram account rossoartist which was … Read more

Aldo Balding

Aldo Balding

Artist Support Pledge I hadn’t come across the work of Aldo Balding until I started selling my work through the Artist Support Pledge. The concept is a simple one that cultivates generosity. Artists post images of their work, on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). … Read more

Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits

Dog Portraits I was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of a clients pet dog. It was a surprise 50th birthday present. They supplied me with several photographs for me to work from. All I had to do was make the most suitable selection. Needless to say, the recipient was delighted with the painting of … Read more

Newcastle Quayside

Newcastle Quayside

  Newcastle Quayside on Gold Leaf Earlier this year I received a number of painting commissions from a new client. To begin with, they purchased an original oil painting of Arabian Dhows painted on gold leaf. They really liked one of my watercolours available as a limited edition print title “Tyne Bridges, Summer Sunset”. The … Read more

Tyne Bridge Painting

In 2017 I received a commission to do a very large oil painting of the Angel of the North which you can read about in an earlier blog post.  The Angel’s wings were coated with 22 carat gold leaf. My client loves his painting of the Gateshead Angel and once I’d hung it for him … Read more

20th Birthday for the Angel

The 17th February 2018 marks the 20th Birthday for the Angel. Created by Anthony Gormley, the “Gateshead Angel” or “The Angel of the North” has become an icon for the North East, often featured on television when a reference for the region is needed. Opinions are divided about the Angel but I’m in the camp … Read more

Life Drawing

One cannot underestimate the importance to the artist of regular drawing, particularly when painting the human form. Don’t just take my word for it. Here are a few quotes from some of the experts: “Work hard and don’t on any account neglect your drawing. Draw Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and don’t waste time”. Michelangelo. “Do not … Read more

Painting of the Angel

In a previous blog post I described a recent painting commission where I was asked to do an oil Painting of the Angel of the North. As part of the project I decided to do a smaller study to try out some ideas with colours and cloud shapes. This new Painting of the Angel can now … Read more

Painting of the Angel

Earlier this year I received a request to do an oil Painting of the Angel of the North. Although I have painted several paintings of the Angel since it was first erected in April 1998 the client had very specific ideas about the size, colours and view point which were completely different from my other … Read more