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First Fungi Hunt 2023

Yesterday I decided to go looking for fungi. Donned wellingtons and outdoor gear and set off. After a few hours I was muddy and hot with coat tied around waist and sleeves rolled up - but I enjoyed myself. Hope you like the results.

September 24th 2023

More Stones

As there was quite a bit of paint remaining in the palette from last weeks batch of stones, I worked 2 more yesterday. Now varnished and drying whilst custom stands are made.

September 18th 2023

New Stones

The sale of quite a few stones has prompted the painting of some more.

You can see them in development from here.

September 16th 2023

Talkin Tarn

A meet up with a friend saw a visit to Talkin Tarn yesterday.  Expecting an overcast day I didn’t take the camera.  As it turned out we had a delightful meander around the tarn with skies blueing as we walked. 

Into the woods where fungi were fabulous – although most had been nibbled at except for one intact specimen ( a shaggy parasol I think ).

September 13th 2023


With the completion of Galaxy CATching 3, the pc and printer have been in operation along with the glue and beads. End result limited edition prints of the 3 galaxy CATching artworks, a6 cards, bookmarks and a5 embellished cards.

September 11th 2023

Galaxy CATching 3

Has left the easel and heading into a white frame. The third in the series added to the CATching artwork Gallery and prints also available.

Work in Progress can be viewed from here.

September 9th 2023

Sunset Sales

On duty at the Upper Eden Visitor Centre today (here until 4pm) . Pleased to find that 2 of my limited edition photo prints of Kirby Stephen sunsets are on their way to a new home.

September 2nd 2023


After working on Rocky for several weeks at Art Group Meetings, he was completed today.

You can see his progress from here.

August 31st 2023

Augill Pasture

On todays outing we left Brough and walked up to Augill Pasture.  Wandered through the woods spotting a few Fungi. 

From the top of the pasture the view was immense – here’s looking towards the Howgills.

Into the pastures butterflies were feasting on the wildflowers – Red Admirals, Small Whites, Peacocks, one Speckled Wood and a Comma – who was too quick for the camera.

On the way back down into Brough great views of the Fells and Brough Castle.

August 25th 2023

Galaxy CATching

2 new paintings finished this week - Galaxy CATching 1

and its partner Galaxy CATching 2

Several changes were made on the way which you can read about from here.

August 24th 2023

Out and about over the last weeks.

Changeable weather and clear cool air have created wonderful clouds over Kirkby Stephen in the last couple of weeks.

Wild Boar taken from the Hartley / Kirkby Stephen footpath.

Observatory and the Pennines taken from the Viaduct walk.

2 From Ash fell ( as we were waiting at the roadworks traffic lights ).  Over Ravenstonedale to the fells as we left Kirkby Stephen.  Looking towards the Pennines with the heather in bloom as we came home.

August 21st 2023


Three new CATching Stones created with an idea of Cats and swirling galaxies.

View them in progress from here.

August 19th 2023

Hare Stone Reworked.

I had a hare stone completed some time ago and realised it sat in the box as I never took it out to show. 

So the sand paper came out to remove the varnish and rough up the surface to allow a rework 

I wanted to keep some of the natural stone showing.  Decided to refined the hare and placed a rising moon with dark sky and stars behind it.  Much happier with this.

August 16th 2023

Fabulous Feedback

I was delighted to receive this message from James yesterday.

“Just thought I would send a photo of the painting up on the wall - I absolutely love it and my partner is also a fan. Thank you to you and your partner (nice frame!) for the lovely piece of art!”

August 14th 2023

Cats on the easel.

3 new CATching paintings underway and along the same lines 3 new CATching stones.  Designs first with spinning galaxies in mind.  Transfer to canvas / stone and painting started with the cats.

August 10th 2023

Onto the Beach

Latest off the easel. After a grass incident which you can read about from the work in progress. Painting added to the Landscape Gallery.

August 7th 2023