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April and the lockdown goes on. My eight week at the time of writing. I have rediscovered an app called Procreate and I’m delving into digital painting. There’s a danger that it might distract me from the studio but, for the moment, it’s fun and fills the hours.

Dandelions in a Glass Jug (digital)


Rhododendrons (digital)


Self Portrait (digital)


Max in “his” Chair (digital)



March The Coronavirus Lockdown
Well it’s a terrible time and we’re all trying our very best to deal with isolation In our own way. I’m a very lucky man to have a studio about 20 yards from my door where I am spending most of the time. I’m continuing with some urban landscapes
Leyburn (oils) 19.5x8 £350 Available from Moorlands Gallery, Bedale or contact me.

and satisfying my passion for drawing and painting boats .... obviously I can’t get out so working from old sketches mainly done in Mousehole, Cornwall and on holiday in NewEngland.
Probable Cause (oils) 16x12” £300 (SOLD)
Mousehole (oils) 10x8” £150
February 2020
Jack ....a present for Jim and Vicki
Jack (oils)
January 2020 New Year .... new projects
I’m beginning the year with urban landscapes (well, urban Dales style!)
It’ll involve getting out into Leyburn, Richmond, Masham etc and having a good look at these wonderful market towns. So much to draw and paint.
Silver Street, Masham. (Oils) canvas 20" x 20" £350 Available from Moorlands Gallery, Bedale

Silver Street in Masham (oils)


Middleham a small study from a sketch.(oils)

Autumn 2019
After several months of working on fairly small and medium sized canvas and board I’m venturing into something on a larger scale ... this is a start on a painting of a Turn in the Road from a sketch made in New England


A visit to an old friend in Lincolnshire and a quick early morning sketch from my bedroom window led to this large landscape. Fields in Spilsby (oils)



Holiday Sketching in Carcassonne

Briocherie










Christmas Cards 2017/2018

The Sea Coaler

The Sea Coaler (watercolour) Printed Christmas Card 2017 £4 each inc p&p


Wensleydale Bus

Wensleydale Bus (watercolour) Christmas Card 2018


The Beach Huts




Twelve months of travel and sketching. My Facebook page has many more

New England, Norway, Berlin

Fort Pownall Lighthouse, MA


New England Sketches 2018


New England Sketches (2) 2018








A Christmas commission
"Alfie" (oils) He's gorgeous!



The Beast from the East 2018
Prospect Hill (oils)
Prospect Hill (oils) SOLD



Summer 2018 - we've had some warm weather so a chance to get outside for some plein air painting - big brush small canvas



Sleningford Pasture (oils). (8x6”) £150


Sleningford Pasture 2 (oil) £150(10x8” approx)


Series of still life paintings with a one hour time limit - alla prima





I've been trying out large brushes on small boards, some about postcard size. The results show a looser style I think

Summer Glade, Wensleydale (oils) (8x6”) £150






Wensleydale Hay Meadow (oils) £80 (7x5” approx)








Feb 2019
Commission
Bandit and Spider


Feb 2019
Busy with large brushes





Pasture (oils on canvas) 60 x 20 cms £100


The Road to ..... (oils) 21 x 26 cms approx   8" x 8" £85 Available from The Chapel Gallery, Hawes




March 2019
Some layered drawing - interesting process. May lead to painting





April
Too cold in the studio so it’s watercolours at the kitchen table ...
New England Lighthouses triptych


Seaham Lighthouse
Seaham Lighthouse - watercolour SOLD


Roker Pier, Sunderland
Roker Pier, Sunderland- watercolour £60



St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay - watercolour £60