Paint what you love

I’m very excited to be about to start a new themed series of paintings of local #seabirds for a client. I’ve just finished an architectural commission of an old family home which i know has meant so much and brings so many memories back for that client. Seeing how my paintings impact on clients reallyContinue reading “Paint what you love”

Home improvements

During lockdown #1 i struggled to focus on my pastel painting and started to turn my house into a (no longer) blank canvas to save my sanity. It started with just tidying my garden fence which had become a shameful, green-covered dilapidated mess. Then i painted a little fox on my garden gate. Suddenly IContinue reading “Home improvements”

New paintings for sale

Fresh from a recent all-Ireland art-in-lockdown exhibition by the Pastel Society of Ireland, I’m really pleased to be able to offer three new original paintings for sale on my shop page. First my two beloved polar bears – “Into the Blue” and “Svalbard”. Each is an impactful 50cm x 70cm and they each stand aloneContinue reading “New paintings for sale”

Brand new range of prints

So excited by how good my new range of prints looks that I’ve literally just spread them all out over my sofa to see them together… professional presentation – not!  Beautiful prints? Yes please 🙂 Just arrived today and only a very few copies of each.  Get them on my shop page before they sellContinue reading “Brand new range of prints”

From all endings come new beginnings…

A few weeks ago I posted about the turn of the seasons. Our latest lockdown (still in place) had just started, with restrictions on socialising indoors as well as the closure of cafés and bars. Compounding this was the looming end of British summertime, when the clocks fall back by an hour, ushering in longContinue reading “From all endings come new beginnings…”

Countdown to…

…. the 2020 ‘Virtual Pandemic’ Exhibition by the Pastel Society of Ireland. This is one of the events that I’ve been working towards and I’ve got three paintings included in this really diverse exhibition. The exhibition will open on Saturday 7th November and will be avaliable to view and buy a range of original artContinue reading “Countdown to…”

“The present is the point at which time touches eternity”

The quote is from CS Lewis and I guess it bears no correlation at all to the image, except both make me pause and reflect. That’s my dog in the photograph, racing the beach and living his best life. He turned 11 yesterday and I know that our time together is limited, but this imageContinue reading ““The present is the point at which time touches eternity””