Monday, 15 September 2014

Arte Week...

I have just got back from a weeks teaching in Umbria. Had a lovely group who were all eager to get the paint flowing. Here we all are in the sun but as you can see from my landscape sketch a storm was brewing from Wednesday evening...
I would like to say a big thanks to all the group for being prepared to play and get their hands dirty and use a big brush! I hope that you are all inspired to keep adding lots of water!

Portent

The Lion statue guards the well and pond at La Scarzuola


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Honesty Box Sweet Peas in a stripy jug...

Annie paid 80p at the allotments today for this lovely bunch of colour.



Monday, 30 June 2014

Still amongst the buttercups...

... and mayfly, cased caddis, eels and freshwater shrimp!









I have spent the last few weeks working with the South Cumbria Rivers Trust in selected primary schools in the area. Each school group was given the opportunity to spend time in and around their local river discovering its delights. We have had some great finds which so far point to healthy habitats here in South Cumbria. Philippa does all the science bit and I then encourage them to be inspired and get creative making their own river creatures. It is our last school this week and it looks as though we are going to have another dry session.
I hope you like this small selection of the artworks.


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Iona's Buttercups and Daisies....

I have just got back from a week of painting on the amazing isles of Mull and Iona and ended the week yesterday sat in a beautiful field of colour and natural wonder!

Colour Field, Iona

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Storrs Hall

Here are a couple of images that I created for a wedding invitation. One is a painting that I did on location and the other is digital piece using Sean's cintiq for the first time!







Friday, 23 May 2014

The Factory @ Kendal


Breathing life into one of Kendal’s most impressive post-industrial sites, The Factory Kendal is a dynamic collection of creative workspaces and versatile event venues. The Factory is a home for some of the North West’s most exciting artists, creative businesses and ambitious events.
It’s all happening here.

Follow this link to see what is about to evolve in Kendal...

I am one of the lucky few to have been given the opportunity to get involved in this fabulous project and hope to be moving in there over the summer. My new studio space will give me the opportunity to exhibit, teach and paint in one flexible space. The walls are already being built...

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Back from TCAF, Toronto

I was lucky to accompany Sean to a comic convention in Toronto last week. I even bought my first comic and spent a few hours browsing all the indie stalls. We also went on a visit to the Niagara Falls where I put my Hipstamatic app to some good use! Here are some of the dramatic results...