Diana’s Point

Diana’s Point is named after Princess Diana of Wales who visited Jebel Akhdar with Prince Charles in November 1986. We first went to Diana’s Point on Jebel Akhdar in Oman back in November 2007. The previous year I had received a number of commissions for a client in Oman depicting scenes around the Al Hajar … Read more

Artist of the Year 2014 Exhibition

Last Light Artist of the Year

On Tuesday evening I attended the Preview evening for Artists & Illustrators Magazine‘s “artist of the year 2014” exhibition. I was delighted to be chosen as one of 50 shortlisted artists out of over 3000 entries with my entry “Last Light, Ruwi”, particularly as it came in my 30th anniversary year. You can read more … Read more

Artists and Illustrators

On Friday I received a phone call from Artist and Illustrators Magazine. They said that I’d been shortlisted as one of 50 artists for their competition “Artist of the Year 2014”. It was with my original watercolour “Last Light, Ruwi, Oman”. I was delighted with the news as there were over 3,000 entries. The winner … Read more

Paintings of Oman

One of my favourite Paintings of Oman include this one of Ruwi. This studio watercolour is the result of spending many hours making sketchbook studies on location in Oman. I’ve often risen when it was still dark to make sure I was in the right spot to capture the early morning light. However on this … Read more

Christmas Exhibition 2013

My Christmas Exhibition Preview weekend started 29th November. The exhibition continues until 24th December and is a collection of recent original watercolour paintings. Subjects include the Northumbrian coastline depicting famous landmarks like Dunstanburgh Castle. Paintings inspired by a trip to Amsterdam can also be seen. In particular this new limited edition print of Windmills seen … Read more

Royal Watercolour Society

Jebel Akhdar I was delighted to discover that my painting of “Jebel Akhdar, Oman” was recently selected by the Royal Watercolour Society for their Competition 2013. I was even more thrilled that it won “The Artist’s Prize”. The Artist’s Magazine has asked me to be one of their featured artists later on in the year. … Read more

Paintings – Dhows Oman

I had been asked to do some paintings of Omani doors as well as dhows so I spent a few hours wandering around getting reference and making sketchbook studies of these Arabian vessels. I’ve published a number of my paintings of Dhows as limited edition prints since then which have proved to be popular. Some of the sketchbook studies have also been published in my signed limited edition Sketchbook of Oman.

Oman Watercolour Sketchbook

Painting a sunrise on location like this Oman Watercolour Sketchbook is one of the hardest challenges as a watercolourist. The main problem is that the colours change so quickly. By the time you have laid your first wash and waited for it to dry. The rising sun will have brought a complete change to the … Read more

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