Pastel Horse Portrait

Pastel Horse Portrait

I conceived this horse portrait with the aim of including water.  I love the reflections from water and the delicate ripples and water is not a subject that I have painted before.  I do love a challenge.  This was to be my first piece for my Hampshire Open Studios...
Totton & Eling Arts Festival

Totton & Eling Arts Festival

On the 27th of May 2017 I will have a stall at the Totton and Eling Arts Festival.  I will be delighted to be able to introduce you to my work. Do pop by to have a look at what I do.  I will be painting a demonstration piece of a Collie dog and you can see a selection...

Hampshire Open Studios 2017

My first exhibition with Hampshire Open Studios has been a resounding success!  Everyday I have had visitors who have been thrilled to see my work and see me working.  As this was my first exhibition it took a lot of work to get things ready.  I need to convert my...
Gracie Cat Portrait

Gracie Cat Portrait

It was a great pleasure to paint Gracie – a beautiful 2 year old cream and blue British short hair cat.  Martha her owner who is a jewellery maker knew the perfect photo to send me to show Gracie in the best light.  This shot of Gracie was taken with her sat on...

Molly Portrait

I’ve been trying to get to grips with a new paper for skin – not a new paper for me but I’d never successfully used it for skin before.  Sometimes things just click – often the ‘click’ follows a lot of frustration and practice 🙂 So...

Wedding Portraits

I’ve recently started painting wedding portraits.  The painting on the right was my first portrait of a wedding with the happy couple looking out at all their friends and family.  Proud husband and glowing bride.  It’s always a pleasure to paint portraits...

Terry Wogan Portrait

I wanted to do something very special for Children in Need and with the sad passing of the great man who was at the forefront of the event I felt a portrait of the great man would be a fitting portrait. Firstly I had to find a photo and the photographer to ask...