Friday, 13 June 2014


I am going to Cornwall on holiday soon and this got me thinking about a previous holiday to Polperro a few years ago.  To get me in the mood for some sketching I created this loose and expressive painting of a view of the Blue Peter Inn on the harbour.  The sunflower painting followed - no connection to Cornwall I just had the urge to paint some sunflowers!  Both of these paintings started with a background of cadmium orange.  Painted using artists acrylic on paper.

The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Competition 2014 - Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire

I was delighted to discover that the painting below has been awarded one of the Caran d'Ache/Jakar International Awards in the above painting competition.  The painting will be on display along with the other shortlisted entries in The Barn Gallery at Patchings Art Centre, Calverton, Nottinghamshire until 20th July 2014.