May 27, 2019

Crickhowell Open Studios has just finished for this year. A big thank you to everyone who came to see my studio. I hope you all enjoyed it and you will visit again next year.

It was great to meet and talk to people about my work.

A very tidy Studio...It will be 12 months...

April 9, 2019

Trees the on side of the mountain track to the quarry on Mynydd Llangatwg.

The path is worn deep into the ground and must be very old. The stones walls have fallen at the sides, or maybe these are piles of stone that has fallen from the wagons. Trees are growing along e...

March 29, 2019

I'm just starting to edition my latest print 'The Fox on the Mountain'. It is a simple four colour reduction print. I've been wanting to do something that includes one of the stanted and contorted trees from the local hillside as part of a linocut print for a while. It...

March 21, 2019

I'm chuffed to bits, my painting 'Twisting Tree' has been longlisted for the Jackson's open painting prize.
I'd been looking at some of the excellent work submitted and thought it was a long shot. Over 5,000 entered.

Update, it didn't make the shortlist but I'm still pl...

February 16, 2019

Today I have been painting and talking to visitors in the Oriel Cric Gallery from 10 till 5.

An enjoyable and interesting but tiring day. 

February 14, 2019

Yes it's my favourite tree again! 

When I started out to walk up the hillside it was bright and crisp. By the time I got to the view over the valley it was cold and very windy. A couple of Red Kites were flying into the wind along the edge of the old limestone quarry an...

February 3, 2019

This is a painting I've just finished in the last couple of days. This is only the second oil painting, I've now completed, after returning to the medium after 30-ish years. 

It is from the first big fall of snow of this winter and is of my favourite tree up over C...

January 18, 2019

Familiar subject...unfamiliar medium. My first oil painting for a few decades. I'm quite pleased with it. The brushstrokes are more defined but the edges are softer because of the 'wet on wet' technique. 30x24cm on linen.

January 9, 2019

I'm really pleased to say that my work is part of a fantastic looking exhibition for the New Year at Oriel Cric in Crickhowell.
I have 14 paintings on show along with a lot of excellent new work by Tim Rossiter and Louise Collis.
The colourful and vibrant exhibition al...

January 5, 2019

Autumn Tree. The Bracken in November was such a bright orange/red in the frosty morning light.

This small (30x24cm) acrylic on linen painting will be part of the Cric New Year exhibition that starts next week.

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