Food & Drink in Lockdown III

I was recently perusing the list of themes for Grayson Perry’s upcoming new series of his ‘Art Club’, the first series of which last year I found very inspiring. In search of new subjects with which to challenge my art group, I thought one of these themes (though spoiled for choice really) – ‘food’ –…

Morgan & Austin: Classic Car Painting

I was commissioned recently to make a painting of two classic cars, a Morgan and an Austin. Pictured in these rather blurred photographs is the result. I’m afraid I know absolutely nothing about the motors; I generally refer to cars by colour and size e.g. “it’s a big green one”, so I can’t provide much…

A Rainbow Still Life

Online art class demonstration painting The latest subject in my online art classes is ‘rainbow still life’. It’s the first class of 2021 and I thought I’d set something optimistic, colourful and potentially playful for my students. The idea was that each student should choose an object reflecting a colour in the rainbow, and the…

Art Classes in Lockdown

Lockdown has forced the move of my weekly painting classes online. Classes, sociably held until March this year in a local community centre with time for painting and chat, are now virtual affairs, with conversations held – and photographs of work shared – via group messaging. I’ve tried to look for the positives in these…

Harbour, St Michael’s Mount

This painting, depicting boats at low tide in the harbour of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, is currently on sale via an eBay auction scheduled to end on 20th April 2019. It was painted in acrylics on stretched canvas and measures around 30 x 30 cm. Painted from photographs, it was made in my then…