Dorset Art Week 2018
Dorset Art Week is fast approaching. The studio will be open 26th May - 10 June, daily 1 - 5 pm and 1 - 8 pm on Wednesdays. I'll be showing a selection of new plein air oil paintings on the walls. Plus original acrylics, watercolours and hand made prints in the browsers. If you'd like to visit out of hours, just give me a ring 01258 881189.
Posted: 17 05 2018
Dorset Art Week 28 May - 12 June 2016
I'm sharing the venue this year with my great friend and fellow artist Julie Wetenhall. Currently I'm busy pulling together a group of new landscape and figure paintings. Julie will be showing ceramics in the garden along with fused glass and jewellery. We are looking forward to working together again as we have done many times before and welcoming you to a lovely creative space in this beautiful part of rural Dorset.
Open daily 1 - 5pm
Posted: 21 04 2016
April at Pythouse Kitchen Garden
Bulbarrow Willowherb Mixed Media
I'm currently showing landscape and seascape paintings in oil and mixed media at Pythouse Kitchen Garden restaurant http://www.pythousekitchengarden.co.uk/
Posted: 21 04 2016
Solo Show at Tincleton Gallery
Delighted to have been asked to put together a solo show by the new Tincleton Gallery DT2 8QR. It's a lovely space in the old schoolhouse at Tincleton next to Dorchester Framing. There are 47 pieces of my work on the wall as well as browser pieces. The exhibition is on now and runs until November 16th, 2015. Open 10 - 5 pm Friday Saturday Sunday Monday.
Posted: 19 09 2015
Artist of the Month at the Museum
Oils and acrylic/ collage works
I'm delighted to have been asked to be Artist of the Month for September in Blandford Town Museum. It's a small show but representative of what I've been doing recently. The Museum is in Bere's Yard, opposite the Corn Exchange and is open from 10.30 - 4.30 daily Monday - Saturday.
Posted: 07 09 2014
Guest Artist at Blandford Art Society 2014
I'm honoured to have been invited to be guest artist at this year's Blandford Art Society Exhibition. If you are in Blandford it's always an interesting and varied show and admission is free.
The exhibition is at The Corn Exchange in Blandford Forum, Dorset, Monday 25th - Saturday 30th August 2014, open daily 10 - 5.30, Sat 10 - 4pm
Posted: 29 08 2014
DAW 2014 Venue 260
I'll be taking part in Dorset Art Week, 24th May - 8th June 2014
Posted: 15 03 2014
Goodbye Pom Pom Rock
Portland, oil on box canvas, 50 x 50 cm
In recent winter storms, Pom Pom Rock, one of my favourite places on Portland has been washed away. It featured in a number of my pictures, including this abstract. So sad, it's been a friend.
Posted: 09 01 2014
Studio Courses 2014
I plan to run 6 two day courses in the studio in 2014, details in the courses list on the left. All courses are limited to 6 students and teaching can be tailored for individual interests and ability. The studio is tucked away in beautiful countryside, with great sketching opportunities at every turn. Email for more details.
Posted: 06 01 2014
Bucks Open Studios 8 - 23 June 2013
Entry 269 Bucks Open Studios Brochure
As usual I will be taking part in Bucks Open Studios in Wycombe Court House, Lane End HP14 3HG, entry 269. Showing new works on the wall and in the browser, including a few red kite pieces and my new experiments with printmaking. I'll be there every day apart from 16th, 17th and 18th June, look forward to seeing you.
Posted: 03 06 2013
Art Trail 1st, 2nd June 2013
Summer art trail 2013
I'm taking part in the New Dorset Art Group trail, opening Saturday and Sunday, 1st and 2nd June, showing new work in watercolour and mixed media. Please come.
Posted: 30 05 2013
Studio Courses 2013
A studio course.
I've just updated my list of studio courses for 2013, click on "courses" on the left to see dates and a brief description, each two day course costs ??60 per person, places are limited to 6. Please contact me for more detailed information.
Posted: 07 12 2012
Wycombe Court Artists Winter Show 2012, 23 - 25 Nov, Daily 11 - 5pm
Wycombe Court Artists Winter Show 23 -25 Nov 2012
I'll be showing work with Wycombe Court Artists in Buckinghamshire at the end of November. As usual, with our winter show, we will be donating 20% of takings to a couple of local charities, South Bucks Hospice and Bucks Search and Rescue. This is always a special and welcoming event, and very enjoyable for us. Hard work, though, especially for Julie and the family, who tolerate so much intrusion. All my work on wall will be new, I've especially enjoyed challenging myself to paint some very small abstract pieces exploring colour relationships.
Posted: 09 11 2012
New Dorset Art Group at Stourhead Gallery
I've been working on some very small (for me) paintings based on collages of photos I took this time last year at Stourhead. It was a glorious blue sky day, the trees were yellow/ pink/ gold/ red/ russet/ burnt sienna/ ochre/maroon/ umber/ with the odd punctuation mark of a strong dark green fir. I can't wait to go and see it all again. I'm exhibiting with the New Dorset Art Group in the gallery there, 12th - 19th October, hence the little pictures, hope I get them finished in time. Also in October I'm opening the studio on 21st with landscape paintings and running a course, "New from Old, Re-inventing the Image" recycling old paintings into exciting new images on 24th and 25th. So plenty to look forward to.
Posted: 30 09 2012
September's Course, "From Sketch to Image"
Working from Drawings in the Studio.
Yet again, we were really lucky with the weather, the forecast was for heavy rain but luckily it didn't arrive on the first morning so everyone was able to get out into the village to sketch. By the time it did rain, we were back in the studio, and able to work with the drawings, simplifying into blocks of tone and manipulating the colour to make really interesting and exciting images.
Posted: 29 09 2012
July's Course "Routes to Abstraction"
Abstracting in the Garden
In July the weather was so hot that everyone had to work in the shade in the garden. Six people came along to explore images in an imaginative and experimental way with some great results.
Posted: 29 09 2012
Dorset Art Week 2012
Working hard to be ready for Dorset Art Week. I think I'm probably going to display my big Dorset oil paintings and also a set of work I've done incorporating the human form in the landscape along with life drawings and paintings.
Posted: 29 04 2012
Dorset Art Week 2012
I'll be opening the studio for Dorset Art Week 2012, Sat 26th and Sun 27th May, Fri 1st - Tues 5th and Fri 8th - Sun 10th June. 11 - 5 pm, showing Dorset paintings and drawings. There will be a preview (no sales) afternoon on Sun 20th 4 - 8 pm. I look forward to sharing my work and chatting with lots of visitors.
Posted: 31 03 2012
March Mixed Media course in the studio
At work in the studio.
The weather was great for the landscape in mixed media course which took place in the studio on 21st and 22nd March. Everybody was able to get outside and sketch and we were even able to eat lunches in the garden. We experimented with a variety of surfaces, adding collage for colour and texture and working with water-based paints and oil pastel. Using brushes, palette knives, bits of card, sponges to manipulate the paint. All of this resulting in a series of great and exciting images. I think everyone learned something and went away with new ideas and refreshed enthusiasm for their own work. See more images on my blog.
Posted: 31 03 2012