Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A Day's Sketching...

I have just spent a relaxing day sketching in Kendal on one of Lynda Grey's Brewery Arts workshops. It made a pleasant change to work small and on location.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

In my studio...

Its time to play with watercolour... here's my studio today as I look for inspiration in the marks and colours that appear on the paper using a vase of garden flowers and a collage I made this morning as my starting point.

 I shall take sections of the experimental piece and use them as inspiration for a new series. These examples show how I use photoshop to play with composition and colour. I want to add some detailed pencil drawing on top of the large washes of colour for visual contrast.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


My very useful son Fred has now got the new site up and running before he jets off to France. You can now access workshop info and booking forms and see what exhibitions I have coming up. And of course you can still see a selection of my work both old and new. Here is a photo of my studio taken for the 'about me' page.