Holy Island

Holy Island

Childhood Holidays In the previous post I wrote about a painting project for a client. He has a holiday home on the Northumbrian coast. I’ve painted 4 new watercolours for his property which have been reproduced as limited edition prints. It’s been fun making several trips to parts of the coast which are very familiar … 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

Venetian Reflections

Commission an Artist

Painting Holiday It seems like a long time since we’ve been to Italy. We’re still unable to make plans for our next painting holiday because of the uncertainty surrounding COVID 19. Despite our current lockdown, I’m grateful that I do have a rich supply of sketchbook watercolours painted on location to draw inspiration from. Venetian … 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

Benefits of Painting

Benefits of Painting

Painting from Life I was recently asked to contribute to a blog post highlighting the Benefits of Painting. Snippets were taken from this piece below which I wrote for them. Painting has many benefits for those who have decided to take it up, even those who are older. Many folk are creative but perhaps struggle to … 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

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Southwold In 2003 Susan and I went to a wedding in Southwold, Suffolk. We enjoyed a day wandering around this picturesque seaside town. It was always in the back of our minds to return one day. When we had to cancel our painting holiday in Italy this June because of COVID we decided that it … Read more

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