May 2023
Sketching in Tuscany …

San Gimignano

Cafe in Pienza


October 2022
First flight since Covid to Kefalonia.
Kefalonia 1

Kefalonia 2

June 2022
Some conte drawings of my grandchildren Lucas and Otillie

“Lucas” (conte) Not for Sale

May 2022 Three years since a foreign holiday so quite an adventure to visit my cousin’s cottage in Brittany to sketch and soak up some sunshine.
Saint- Gustan, Brittany

Locronian, Brittany

Spring 2022
Getting to know my new home in the Vale of York. Very different to the Yorkshire Dales of course but with its own beauty. Very flat and big, big skies. I’ve been fascinated by the very necessary field drainage ditches. There’s a series of paintings to come.
I’ve started with two large canvases
Field Ditch near Cawood (oils) 23x35” £290 incl p&p

Field Ditch near Cawood (2) 23x35” oils £290 incl p&p

See below …… Winter 2022
They have snow here as well

Whatever the Weather (oils) 11x14” £190 icl p&p

October 2021
Studio painting Inspired by the rocks at Pittenweem

On a rare visit because of lockdowns to see our grandson we bought a kite. A quick walk to the beach and it flew so easily
The Kite Flyer - diptych (acrylic) SOLD

Back home in the studio. Max says that he’s helping but I’m not 100% convinced.
Max in the studio

September 2001
A short break after moving home to Pittenweem. Some scribbles in a sketchbook

Pittenweem 2

Pittenweem 3

September 2001
It’s been several months since I added to this blog. I was moving house, everything was packed up including the studio, and then the sale fell through. I suppose it’s fate because we’ve now moved to a lovely home in a lovely, friendly village. I’m painting again in my new studio with Max to keep me company
New Studio

New Studio 2

My first commission in my new surroundings was to paint a Trompe-l'œil mural for Scarthingwell Golf Club

and so, since I’d “gone large” I painted a triptych for our new home of the nearby fields …it’s big!
Fields at Cawood in the Vale of York - triptych (acrylic) each painting 19.5x35”  £500


So I’m up and running again ??

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 SOLD

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” (SOLD)
Mousehole (oils) 10x8” £280  (incl p&p)
February 2020
Jack ....a present for Jim and Vicki
Jack (oils) SOLD
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” SOLD

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


Christmas Cards 2017/2018

The Sea Coaler

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

Wensleydale Bus

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)

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”) £130  (incl p&p)

Sleningford Pasture 2 (oil) £130  (incl p&p) (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”) £130  (incl p&p)

Wensleydale Hay Meadow (oils

Feb 2019
Bandit and Spider

Feb 2019
Busy with large brushes

Pasture (oils on canvas) 60 x 20 cms £130 (incl p&p)

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

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 £70 (incl p&p) 6.5 x 9 “ (exc mount)

St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay
St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay - watercolour £70 (incl p&p) 10x7”