Summer Sketching – Craster

The beautiful harbour cottages at Craster I have had a few much-needed sketching days around and about my local area despite the unpredictability of our ‘summer’ weather. Craster is always a favourite place to go and even though I have sketched there many...

New Northumberland Exhibition and New Work

The last few months have gone by in a bit of a blur – but I have had the most wonderful time first of all preparing work for a brand new exhibition and then travelling to the West Coast of the USA to teach in Seattle and Portland. The images below are a wee...

Studio Notes – Skipping between two places

The weather here swings between biting cold and glorious sunshine and often both at once. We made our way back to Amble last week as we had visiting family and the sun was just incredible. I had less time in the studio but days like this are an inspiration in...

Studio Notes – Finding a rhythm in painting

Last Monday – after working all weekend on uploading work to my Studio Sale – we were desperate for a day out to blow the cobwebs away. It was a gloriously sunny but cold day. We have barely ventured inland since moving here a year ago and there are so...

Studio Notes II January 2017

During my twenties (and after an unsuccessful application to Art College) I had a huge gap of around ten years where I did not create any art at all. Nothing. I had been a good art student at school and whilst don’t have a single piece of art from that time, I...