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The presence of figures in a landscape is a common theme in my work. The landscape provides feeling and context; the figures scale and a connection to ourselves. These drawings were made in the fields near … → December 26, 2014

In October, I travelled with my students to Paris for 4 days of museums and galleries. → November 7, 2014

Together Again, Oil on Canvas

Travelogue is series of four paintings that use the experience of travel to explore ideas about our relationships to others. The montaged images suggest moments in time, evoking memories and feelings about loss and connection. → July 9, 2014

I am starting the year having committed myself to a Sketchbook circle. I work on a sketchbook one month and then pass it on the next month for another Artist/ Teacher to work on before getting it back … → January 25, 2014

I was aiming for one painting but I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the first so did another two. Not sure which I like best now. Probably the right hand version which was the last one to … → December 23, 2013

I am taking groups of students to museums and galleries in London next term including the Natural History Museum and Tate Britain, So I did a pre-visit today. Art won for me, although I enjoyed drawing … → December 16, 2013


Three studies from life for a small portrait painting I’m planning. My daughter Emma sat for the drawings while watching a rather depressing documentary on TV. → December 6, 2013

All in my Landscape A6 Seawhite Black hardbound sketchbook – that pretty much goes with me everywhere. → November 16, 2013

I really like how working into these colour wash pens with more water you can disrupt the surface and evoke different possible readings of place – the mood, the weather, the time. → October 29, 2013

Train Journey Drawing

A week of journeys and some good drawing opportunities. I so enjoyed drawing the couple in the top drawing. Click the images for more detail. → October 23, 2013

It’s not always about finding something exciting or aesthetic to draw but about getting going and drawing what is there and seeing what happens. → August 30, 2013

Three pages from recent sketchbooks, where I’ve been trying to get down ideas for painting. I’m not just conjuring the images from nothing. I’m using previous drawings, the TV as well as remembered moments. Thinking too … → August 17, 2013

A day in London – visiting galleries – and drawing while I travel about. Serious competition for my daughter’s drawing. → July 6, 2013

One day drawing at an underground station, the next I’m taking down sermon notes. → June 23, 2013

I sketched this one evening while thinking about the current painting I’m working on… and have been on and off for 2 years! It’s partly based around this study. → April 7, 2013