Gallery Chat (pastel)
April 2024
More pastel painting from the last few week
My Wife and Daughter 1986


The Blue Tree (pastel)

Gallery Chat (pastel)

January 2024
This will be a year of pastel thanks to a beautiful and generous gift from Bob

So here we go with the year’s first efforts

Celia - Grand Hotel, Tynemouth (SOLD)

Cheryl’s Diner, Portland, Oregon (pastel) £225

Leather Shop, Pienza, Tuscany (pastel) £225 (Musing in Pienza)

September 2023
Trip to Oregon to follow the Oregon Trail “Wagons Ho!”
We drove over the state line into Washington to see Cape Disappointment because I was intrigued by the name. It didn’t disappoint
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Washington State

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

October 2021

Studio painting Inspired by the rocks at Pittenweem
The Sea Wall (acrylic on canvas) 36x24” £280 (incl p&p)

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

Triptych for our new home of the nearby fields …it’s big!


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

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.
February 2020
Jack ....a present for Jim and Vicki
Jack (oils) SOLD
January 2020 New Year .... new projects

Holiday Sketching in Carcassonne


Christmas Cards 2017/2018

The Sea Coaler

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

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

New England, Norway, Berlin

New England Sketches 2018

New England Sketches (2) 2018

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”