Tuesday 21 December 2010

Roof tops of Montmatre paris.

I did this ink and charcoal drawing from a bedroom window where I stayed in Paris last week. This is one of 17 drawings I did during my 5 day trip. I intend to frame them all hang and present them as one unified piece.

Sunday 19 December 2010

Heron woodcut completed.

This is the largest and most ambitious print I have created so far. Being 39 x 50cm and printed 5 times from 2 blocks. Making a total print edition of 14 with 6 artist proofs. Over this coming year I intend to make and experiment with more print making techniques.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Thursday 2 December 2010

Painting my mantel piece.

On my mantel piece is a random collection of things I have found, bought, been given and created over the past year. And it is this randomness that makes it the perfect subject for a still life painting.

Tuesday 30 November 2010


This is a painting I did today in my new sketch book of the heavy snow I can see falling onto my backyard from my bedroom window.

Friday 26 November 2010

Heron woodcut state 3.

This time I printed the grey for the craters on the moon and the two tones of grey for the Heron. Next will be a dark grey for the details of the bird then a final a print of black to complete the print.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Monday 1 November 2010

Autumn colours

Above is a photo taken at St Albans yesterday. I am very inspired to paint some autumn pictures with the great variety of colours that the leaves are changing.

Friday 29 October 2010

Painting on a street cabinet

This is the first of 22 virgin media street cabinets to be painted in the Islington EC1 area in London. This public art project Has been put on by NDC (new deal for communities) to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of improving the local area.

Saturday 23 October 2010


The spire can be seen for miles around,
Distant sun reaches out to strike it like lightning,
As the wind whips me and chills my bones,
Pouring rain drowns out the incessant traffic.

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61cm.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Painting the Thames

Today I took a canvas (90 x 90cm) down to the Thames to start my first painting of the river. It was a bit difficult with the wind blowing the canvas around but I managed to get the basic compositional sketch done. I will work on it at home and finish it over the next couple of days.

Monday 18 October 2010

The Heron woodcut (state #2)

This is the second stage for printing my Heron woodcut. All up there will be a total of 6 artist's proofs and 15 in the edition. The next step is to cut out and print a light grey on the bird and moon. After this I will print it again with dark grey and then a final time with black. Making this the largest and the most colours I have done in one print before.

Sunday 17 October 2010

Sketches of the Thames

These two drawings I did in my sketch book today are apart of a study for a body of work dedicated towards the river Thames. I would like to create many paintings of the rivers surface and all the things upon it. Making impressions of different parts of the river at different times like high - low tide, day, night and sunset etc.

Thursday 14 October 2010

New drawing

Above is a medium sized ink drawing (42 x 59cm) of my friends courtyard that is full of old neglected pot plants. I like the chaotic randomness of how they are placed through out the composition and how you can see how some have died and the more hardy plants thrive.

Click on the drawing for a closer view.

Friday 1 October 2010

Stocking up

Usually during the periods when I am having a break from painting all the time! I like to stock up on surfaces to paint on. I refer to this period in an artist's life as "The calm before the storm".

Monday 27 September 2010

A old painting from Australia.

This is a painting I made in Brisbane late 2008. It is of the interior of my friend T-pots flat with his dog Penny sitting on a chair. I was able to get a photograph of it during my short trip to Australia.

Mixed media on board, 75 x 100cm.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Painting my Nanna's freezer.

While I was in Bunderberg visiting my Nanna she asked me to paint her old rusty freezer for her. I gave it a face lift by using enamels to paint a picture of daisies reaching towards the sun. The design was simple but most importantly Nanna was happy with it!

Tuesday 21 September 2010


Below is an interview with From Whoa To Go about my travels in Europe and being location independent by living from my artwork.


Monday 23 August 2010

St Oswald's church Doncaster

The above painting is of an old 12th century church in Doncaster where my great Grandmother and Aunt have been buried. I gave this painting to Carol and Jim my English relatives who live in Doncaster.

Friday 13 August 2010

London's landmarks.

Parliament House, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower Bridge.

Acrylic and collage on canvas 21 x 25cm.

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Design for Owl sculpture.

Above is a small piece of white marble (8 x 12 x 4cm) I found along the banks of the Thames last week. After much planning and consideration I have decided to turn it into a small sculpture of an Owl and present it siting on a wooden branch.

Friday 30 July 2010

New works

Moonrise, mixed media and collage on canvas, 76 x 76cm.

Lily pond, mixed media and collage on canvas, 76 x 76cm.

View from Porthminster beach St Ives, mixed media and collage on canvas, 50 x 100cm.

Thursday 29 July 2010

Detective Hercule Poirot

This is a characterture of a Belgian detective from a movie called Murder on the orient express. I really liked his low set moustache and facial features and I couldn't resist pausing the movie to try and sketch him.

Monday 19 July 2010

The Heron print (1st state).

This is the largest woodcut I have done so far (40 x 50cm). It will have a total of 5 colours and be printed 3 times over 2 different blocks. Each print took about 20 minutes to complete and today I did a total of 22 so it has been a long day and night!