Sunday, 20 February 2011


I've now concluded the painting I mentioned in the last post, which I've been working on for some months.

The photograph above shows it alongside another painting I did of the rocks and beach at Osmington.

I'll be sending both paintings to Gallery Tresco, where they'll be exhibited in the Sea Garden show which starts on 9 May.

In planning and working up this painting I used the smaller painting above, which was painted from life in situ, to ensure complete fidelity in the larger studio piece.

Rockpooling is about the relationship between the figure and the landscape. The weight, movement and light of the figure as it moves across the space in the landscape has intrigued and excited me for many years – and the commission title 'Rockpool' inspired me to produce this figure-in-landscape work on a large scale.

I will write more about the whole process in future posts.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Long Haul

I've been working on a large painting in the studio since before Christmas.

This is longer than I usually spend on one piece, but this is a complex scene and composition that I've been thinking about for a long time.

I'm hoping the effort I've put in will show in the finished piece, which I'll post here when it's finished.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Lyme Time

The show at Lyme Regis is going well, and it's on until 20th February.

There's another photo on my website.

More details of the venue and opening times are here.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Lyme Regis

The Breast Cancer Life exhibition has now moved to its third location - Lyme Regis.

Having opened today at The Malthouse on Mill Lane the show is running until 20 February, and open every day except Mondays.

I'll have news about the other venues around the country soon.

Click on the poster above to view larger.


I currently have a painting - this one - on display in an exhibition at the Quest Gallery in Bath.

It's a lovely gallery in a beautiful location immediately behind the Royal Crescent.

The show is on until the 17 February, and the gallery website is here.