John Singer Sargent

The American artist John Singer Sargent was born this day 12th January 1856. The word “awesome” is used rather flippantly these days to describe things and events that are everyday and somewhat ordinary. John Singer Sargent was truly an awesome painter, an absolute genius when it came to applying paint in what appeared to be … Read more

Paintings of Newcastle, Central Arcade

Newcastle upon Tyne is full of architectural treasures, one of which is the Central Arcade, a stunning Edwardian shopping arcade built in 1906 within the Central Exchange, a triangular building built by Richard Grainger in 1836-1838 to the designs of John Wardle and George Walker. I’ve painted the outside of the building on many occasions … Read more

Painting of the Flatiron Building

New York In 2008 I did a Painting of the Flatiron Building in my sketchbook when we visited New York. The Flatiron Building was originally called the Fuller Building. It was one of the tallest buildings in the world when it was completed in 1902. Today it is dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers but its … Read more

BBC

Show me the Monet You may recall a blog post earlier in the year where I wrote about being filmed for a BBC Series titled “Show me the Monet“. Well, the 10 episode series begins on Monday 9th May on BBC 2 weekdays 5:15-6:00pm. I have been told that I am appearing in the program … Read more

The Needle’s Eye Painting

Needle's Eye

Newbiggen by the Sea A few weeks ago I was asked by one of my clients to paint a specific view of the Needle’s Eye. This unusual rock formation is situated at the south part of the beach at Newbiggen by the Sea on the Northumbrian coast. There are so many stunning places to paint … Read more

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