Blog

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.

Landscape

Art Classes at Fusion!

Art classes take place every Thursday morning between 10am and 12 noon (school-term time only) at: The Fusion Centre, 2-10 Connaught Square (off Eldon Street), Tonge Moor, Bolton BL2 2JA All abilities are catered for from complete beginners to experienced artists. Painting and drawing along with printmaking techniques are developed in a friendly and very […]

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Painting

Kris Barras Band

I used a new glaze mix on this painting but I won’t be using it again as I have had to wait 3-4 weeks for it to dry before applying today’s glazes! Today’s session found me experimenting with a “fast drying” glaze medium….time will tell if it will become my favourite. It surely cannot be […]

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Landscape

Smithills Christmas Market 2021 art raffle

..you got to be in it to win it!

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Painting

Francis Rossi signed limited edition print

The winning bid for the print of my painting, “Good Time Boys“, raised welcome funds for Bolton Hospice in memory of Steve Bradshaw. I collected the print from Newcastle’s The Biscuit Factory Gallery last Thursday (on my way to delivering paintings to a gallery in Scotland). On my return journey south I delivered the framed […]

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Painting

Signed by Francis Rossi in memory of Steve Bradshaw

This framed limited edition print, signed by Francis Rossi is to be auctioned to raise funds for Bolton Hospice in remembrance of Steve Bradshaw. See poster below for details. The story is as follows: Steve Bradshaw, John Cullen, Ian Parkinson and I attended the Status Quo “Frantic Four” gig at Manchester Apollo in April 2014. […]

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Printmaking

Charity Raffle for Urban Outreach

Buy a ticket, win an ORIGINAL artwork and support a charity!

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