Friday, 29 May 2015

The forgotten painting (Sydney Gardens)

I did this painting in Sydney Gardens in Bath over a year ago, came back home, packed it away, and then completely forgot about it! I only found it by chance a few weeks ago, and it's like seeing again your forgotten little friend, so it is now getting the blog post it deserves!

Light and reflections, Sydney Gardens  12"x10"  oil on board

I have painted this spot several times but it is always a different experience. I called this painting "light and reflections" because this is what it's all about. I kept the brush strokes loose because I wanted to render the wild foliage with energy and spontaneity. 

My set up on the day



I have started a series of mini oil sketches and really enjoying the process so watch this space as I'll post some of them soon...

You can purchase this painting with the link below or contact me by email at if any questions

Light and reflections, Sydney Gardens 10"x12" (30.5x25.4cm) oil

Monday, 18 May 2015

Painting in Bear Flat, Bath

Here is a painting I did shortly before my show and was still half wet hanging on the wall of the exhibition!... It was painted in Bear flat (Bath) a month ago on a cold but sunny day. I was out on my bike on that day looking for somewhere to paint and what caught my eyes was the beautiful view bathed in the sun with the contrasting steep road in the foreground. 

Bear flat, Holloway, spring  12"x9"  oil on board 

I set up just next to my bicycle in the bike parking area to get the best view and avoid being in the way of pedestrians and cars. I had a great time but had to work quickly as the shadows moved very fast. 



Also, a quick gallery update: A beautiful Art gallery (Peter Barker Fine Art) is officially opening in Rutland next Bank Holiday weekend, with in my opinion, some of the best artists in the country (and me!! :-)) I'm not joking, check out the name list on the website, it is impressive! I'm very happy to be a part of it. Drop in for a glass of something on Saturday 23rd between 9am-5pm, Sunday 24th between 10am-4pm or Bank holiday Monday 25th between 9am-5pm (Welland Vale, Glaston Road, Uppingham, Rutland LE15 9EU). Or do visit after the opening (open seven days a week). Check out the website for more info and to view all available paintings:

Here are some preview pictures of the - almost- finished set up:


Finally, just a quick note to say the summer show of the Bath Society of Artists in now open at the Victoria Art Gallery until the 27th of June (closed on Mondays) and I'm very proud to have two paintings there so do have a look if you are in the area.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Bath Society of Artists summer show

I just wanted to share my joy with everybody because I just found out my two entries have been selected for the Bath Society of Artists summer show. I have never had both entries accepted at the same time so it was a pleasant surprise. Here are the two paintings below:

Sheep near Horsey, Norfolk  10"x12"  oil on board

Morning hot air balloon ride - Bradford-on-Avon fields  10"x8" oil on board 

The show runs from 16 May until 27 June at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. There is always a great selection of work there (and I'm not saying this because I'm in!) so I recommend you try to make a visit. Click on the link below for more info:

I will come at the preview reception this Friday so maybe see you there!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Review of the Bradford-on-Avon show

A big thank you to everybody who came to our show in Bradford on Avon last week-end. We almost hit the 900 visitors in total and it was fantastic to meet so many people and have such a great platform to sell our art. We'll be back soon! Here are a few pictures for those who missed it...

Here are a few pictures of the private view reception... 

My fiancé Jon and lovely daughter Louisa came to show their support!
Louisa was mainly busy eating all the snacks...

Lovely music by Cobie Mills

If you missed the show and wanted to have a look at my work, go to for all my available paintings and email me at for any queries.