Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sunday, 7 December 2008

mists of time

The cloud on this painting could almost be mistaken for the steam from the trains that occasionally run over the viaduct.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


icy inspiration.......

Monday, 1 December 2008

art film

here is a quick snippet of the exhibition preview.....

Thursday, 27 November 2008

off to hang the exhibition....

The car is fully loaded! Watch this space for a short film of Saturday's preview evening......
This photo shows the light filtering through my Tord Boontje curtain onto a house of bare walls!

Monday, 24 November 2008

the devil's in the detail....

here is my first attempt at reproducing the previous detail on paper using acrylics and a palette knife... I have already found a detail in that......

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

view from the top...

this is this mornings version of my latest painting - it is just over 4 ft wide and is the largest one I have tackled so far......the detail is the start of a new painting I think.....

Monday, 17 November 2008

last minute...

Only a week to go until I hang my exhibition and one painting left to do!
This is the penultimate one that I finished off today.....

Saturday, 8 November 2008

You are cordially invited.....

...to my forthcoming exhibition at the Sugar Store Gallery in Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre.
The exhibition will continue until January 6th 2009. Please do contact me if you would like any further information or a printed invitation.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Getting there...

These are my latest attempts to reproduce the blockiness of my smaller pieces on a larger scale, these painting are 60cm across. The top image is a cropped in version of the entire painting beneath it, I am not sure which I prefer at the moment...

Monday, 27 October 2008

think bubble

I have spent this weekend designing a web site and stationary for a new greetings card company that myself and Diana Fegredo  will be launching at Top Drawer next January. It is a vehicle for our own paintings, plus a chance to showcase the work of our talented friends and of course, significant others, Sean Phillips and Duncan Fegredo! Watch this space..........think bubble.........

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

dabbling in oils

In an attempt to realise in paint what is in my head I have tried out the oils paints.........

Monday, 20 October 2008


The 'sky' in this photo is actually a reflection........

Saturday, 11 October 2008

a different corner

This came from the last detail - not quite what I expected - I think I shall have a go at doing a little impasto version in oils.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

A Little Corner

I have spent a few hours today painting and in the corner of my piece was this - I think it could be the start of another painting......

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Across to Arnside from New Barns Bay

This is my 'post-visit to the Ben Nicholson exhibition' painting, working from the oil bar sketch I did at the beginning of the summer.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Green Door Art Trail

This weekend sees me throwing open my front door for an Open House event as part of the local Art Trail. I shall be filling the walls with my paintings, as well as displaying collections of sketchbooks and drawings to give an insight into my working methods. 
 There will be a good variety of greetings cards for sale too, including my Christmas collection (well, if Fortnum and Mason's can have theirs out already!) 
So come along to Milnthorpe -  we are right in the centre behind the church (lookout for the banner and signs).
Cups of tea and biscuits will be available, with a glass of wine or two on the Friday evening preview!

....Oh and if there are any comic fans out there I am sure that Sean will be around eager for a chat!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

on top of the world

This photo was taken today from above Settle, Yorkshire......I can see it as a blobby watercolour.....

Saturday, 26 July 2008

A day out!

Many thanks to Tracy Levine for getting me out of the studio and into the real world. I spent a lovely day sketching the hills and the bay across to Arnside. Hopefully this sketch will mature into a painting.... 

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Thursday, 10 July 2008

fred's logo

I created this logo today for my son Fred to use on the web sites he has started producing for others, including mine! Can you see where I got my inspiration from? The answer is right in front of you........

Monday, 7 July 2008

Monday, 30 June 2008

silverdale art trail

Hello to anyone who bought a card from me over the weekend at the art trail and especially to those who are considering purchasing an original painting! My best photographic seller was taken in Morecambe behind the newly refurbished Midland Hotel. It is a little piece of visual history as it is soon to be knocked down and replaced with apartments. I shall also post up the other best sellers......

Thursday, 19 June 2008


A big thank you to my little band of blog watchers!  This is in response to all those who say I should add a little comment every now and then! I'm afraid I haven't spent much time in the studio lately as I have been designing the Art Trail Brochure for Green Door Studios. 
This image is one of a small series I did in response to a piece of Kidney Iron Ore as part of a collaboration between Kendal Museum and the Green Door Studio artists. 

Friday, 13 June 2008

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Monday, 19 May 2008

Monday, 5 May 2008

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Friday, 18 April 2008