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

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Life Drawing One of the frustrating aspects of Lockdown has been the lack of Life Drawing classes. For several years I was able to attend weekly life drawing classes where I could develop my Figure Drawing. Usually I would tackle the subject in oils if it was the same pose throughout the evening. It was … 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

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

Grey Street in Watercolour

Painting Newcastle For many years I have had the privilege of working in Newcastle several days a week. I try to take this opportunity to gather reference for possible future paintings. It’s always a joy to paint Grey Street in Watercolour. So it’s great to make notes of different lighting conditions throughout the year. One … 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