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Leaving the Highlands

As we leave the Highlands we’ve been treated to more big skies and I’ve had a go at the Mermaid of the North.  We’ll be returning.

Posted 2 days ago


It was misty when we arrived in Balintore so we didn’t see the scenery - then the mist cleared and we discovered a gem of a place.

Posted 4 days ago


Here’s the sketches from this week.

Posted 6 days ago

Moving on

Time to move on to another Highland Base leaving behind the big skies, beaches and sunsets of Cullen. 

Posted 6 days ago


In the Highlands for a few days.  Cloudy weather but still get a flash of highland light.  And the sketchbook has been out.  We’re the house in the harbour opening.

Posted 1 week ago

Picturing Penrith

A busy weekend in Penrith as both organiser and entrant in this years Picturing Penrith competition. Here’s my entry “Starry Penrith” on show in the EVAN gallery with the other entries.  Competition winners will be decided by public vote.  To fully appreciate the artworks visit the gallery and vote in person.  For those who can’t visit there’s an on line gallery and vote.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Workshop Step by Step

If you missed last nights workshop but would like to have a go at one of these pastel pictures you’ll find a step by step guide and the slideshow used in the workshop on my tuition page

Posted 3 weeks ago


Had the printer going today.  5 first time prints and 1 replacement.  Like how the new ones have turned out.

Posted 3 weeks ago

An alternative composition for the workshop

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Posted 4 weeks ago

On the Shoreline.

From one of my favourite Northumberland Beaches.  Now in my landscape gallery.  See the Work in Progress from here

Posted 4 weeks ago

On Line Pastel Workshop

I’ll be running an on line pastel workshop on 2nd Sept 6.30 - 7.30 pm.  You can see details and book on line here.

Posted 4 weeks ago

Park Foot Blues Triptych

Park Foot Blues Nos 2 & 3 complete the landscape triptych.
You can see them in progress here

Posted 6 weeks ago

First Flower Walk of August

Got out yesterday for a flower walk to start my August collection.  Some beautiful mixed bunches and a few sole stunners.

Posted 7 weeks ago

Park Foot Blues 2 & 3

After enjoying Park Foot 1, decided that a triptych may be an idea from other photos taken on the same day at Ullswater.  Pictures at the drawing stage ready for the limited inktense pallet - Sea Blue, Bark, White, Paynes Grey and Baked Earth.

Posted 7 weeks ago

Park Foot Blues

Been sitting in the to do pile for some time. Small picture (23 x 15cm) painted with Inktense on watercolour paper.

Posted 8 weeks ago

Decorative Butterflies - Free Tutorial

I decided to turn my last pastel artwork into a free one pencil only tutorial.  If you fancy having a go click here.

Posted 8 weeks ago