It is very tempting to let the images speak for themselves and of course ultimately they must. Nonetheless this blog enables me to explain something about how, why, when and where my work is made. It is a place where I can share parts of my working day, the progress of a painting or etching and where my work is to be exhibited.
Happy International Dog Day! These two dry-points were produced many years ago. I was walking in the Lickey Hills north of Birmingham on a summer’s day and a young man, stripped to the waist, was walking his dog. The man had a large tattoo of a seated naked woman on his back. The relationship between […]
From the comfort of Leabrooks Arts Complex, visit a German lake, a living room in Manchester, Formby Beach, the banks of the River Ribble, a hotel in Barcelona, a Barcelona cafe and the sunny foothills of the North West Pennines…see below for details! Last Thursday afternoon, after a delivery to a gallery in Worcester, […]
Last year I was approached by someone who had previously commissioned work from me. The previous commission was challenging and I have to admit that I very nearly declined it but in the end I decided that rather than take the easy way out, I would attempt to rise to the challenge. Well, the same […]
I have a lovely touring bike and I’ve used my tourer to access the landscape on numerous occasions but often the effort of dragging equipment (along with myself) distances is tiring and I need my energy for concentrating on the ever changing light when working en plein air. I recently borrowed an e-bike from my […]