Thursday, 18 December 2014

Just For Fun

I was getting a little blocked creating abstract paintings so I decided to paint this little picture of a bottle of washing up liquid to loosen up.  Created using acrylic paint in a loose and energetic style - I quite like it, what do you think?

Friday, 12 December 2014


I took a little time out from painting recently but I have now started to paint again.  I was in my studio earlier in the week but it was so cold that I decided to bring my paints home and work in the warmth!  Here is an energetic sketch of a scene within Shipley Country Park, Derbyshire.  It is near the site where Shipley Hall once stood.  It was painted using acrylic paint on watercolour paper.  I really enjoyed creating this little painting and I hope you like it too.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Summertime Blues

Here is a painting I started in the Summer - it has had quite a few tweaks since then but I am happy with it now. 

"Summertime Blues'
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas (Deep Edge)

Summertime Blues

Monday, 1 December 2014

Nottingham Castle Open 2014

I am delighted to announce that this painting from my 'Guided By Voices' series has been shortlisted for the Nottingham Castle Open 2014.  The painting will be on display at the exhibition from 13th December 2014 until 18 January 2015.

'The Future Isn't What It used To Be'
Acrylic on Canvas
40" x 30"