Monday, 4 December 2017

Iona House Gallery Christmas Exhibition 2017

This winter I am exhibiting eight paintings at the Iona House Gallery Christmas exhibition which runs from November 25th 2017 to January 7th 2018. 

The paintings vary in size from smaller portraits of a male pheasant and a Bengal Tiger, a study of a Barn Owl and a medium sized painting of a Serval with a rather lovely frame. There are also four more contemporary looking metre square paintings of an Eagle Owl, a Snowy Owl , a Zebra and a 'Coloured Cob'. Most of the paintings are in acrylics on board or canvas but the horse is painted in oil. 

I have been working hard for the past 6 months to complete all the paintings for this show and hope very much that it will attract plenty of visitors. For more information and to view an online gallery where you can also purchase artworks please go to the Iona House Gallery website:

Here are some of the pieces available in the exhibition:

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Hampshire Open Studios 19 - 28th August 2017

I will be returning to Courtens Garden Centre, Romsey Road, Whiteparish, SP5 2SD for the Hampshire Open Studios event.
I will be painting daily in my studio set up there so pop in for a visit. Some of my new work includes Tawny Owl studies and these pieces of a male Pheasant and a sunset over the Luangwa river as well as a Peregrine Falcon on the cliffs on south Devon. As usual my work reflects my recent travels in the UK and out to Africa.
I look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Hampshire Open Studios 20 -29 August 2016

I will be taking part in Hampshire Open Studios 20 - 29th August, 2016.  I will be setting up a studio and exhibition at Courtens Garden Centre, Romsey Road, Whiteparish, Nr Salisbury SP5 2SD and will be painting there daily, 10 am - 4pm. It is a lovely venue with plenty of parking space, a coffee shop selling delicious cakes and the delights of the garden centre for those with a passion for plants! If you are out and about visiting the various studios open throughout the event please do drop in for a chat and some cake.
I will have lots of cards and prints available to buy and very happy to discuss painting techniques or problems if  you have any questions about acrylic paint.

Some of these paintings will be on show in the gallery area  as well as some new pieces on my easel.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Spring Exhibition at Iona House gallery 5 March - 10 April 2016

I will be exhibiting as part of Iona House gallery's spring exhibition. Included in the artwork on show and for sale will be 'Snow Spirit' my big painting of a Snow Leopard high in the snowy peaks of its Himalayan home and 'Ever Watchful' a painting of a Zebra mare and foal from the Boteti river area of Botswana. For more information please visit the gallery website

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Painting wildlife in Acrylics. 23 -24 April 2016 at Nature in Art

I will be running a two day wildlife painting workshop at Nature in Art near Gloucester in April 2016.

On this 2-day course you will be able to work from start to finish on a painting with my guidance and help.
You will tackle the fast drying time of the paint, building layers and adding details, including eyes, fur and textures found in nature to achieve a realistic finish to the painting.
Everyone will be encouraged to experiment with brushes and sponges, and to try the
techniques I use in my paintings.
This course will appeal to those already working with acrylics who would like to learn some new tips and ways of working which they can use in their own paintings.

Course Cost
Members: £80
Non-members: £100
Course Suitability: Improvers

Please book here through Nature in Art:

Monday, 30 November 2015

Mid winter wanderings with a flask and sketchbook in my rucksack.

It is nearly December, the bleakest, darkest month of the year when nature slows its pace to a gentle tick of life just there beneath the ice and grey and dripping grip of winter. These are the days for wrapping up in waterproofs and wind resistant jackets, making a flask and setting off with backpack and art materials and a firm determination to get something in that sketchbook! Watch this space for some winter wanderings in the wind blown, gorsey heathland and softly silent oak woods of the New Forest

Thursday, 19 November 2015

New paintings available as prints...soon!

Having worked for the last three months on paintings for Windsor Art Fair and Hampshire Open Studios, I now have new images available as canvas and giclee prints. I will soon have these on the purchasing page of my website but please email me for details if you would like more information.