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‘Anonymous Postcard Exhibition’

‘Anonymous Postcard Exhibition’

The photos are of some recent paintings sold via Highgate Contemporary Art’s ‘Anonymous Postcard Exhibition’. I was delighted to have sold all 7 I submitted & it was great fun to be part of. Working towards the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds University exhibition I have made a very short YouTube video of a […]

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The Bradford City Square Big Screen

The Bradford City Square Big Screen

Monsignor J Kennedy I will be exhibiting three portraits throughout July on the Bradford City Square Big Screen. My portrait of Monsignor J Kennedy, Rector of The Venerable English College Rome, is held in the college’s Rome collection. The college is a 500 year old beautiful building situated in the centre of Rome, close to […]

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Missing the sea and the beach

Missing the sea and the beach

On the Beach, North Yorkshire I decided to work on this painting because I’ve been missing the sea and the beach! I have always loved people watching on beaches and have lots of small pencil drawings and photos of groups on various beaches. It’s called ‘On the beach, North Yorkshire’ It’s still on the easel, […]

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‘Straight from the studio – Work in progress’

‘Straight from the studio – Work in progress’

The first few weeks of lockdown found me unable to carry on with work I had been doing or planned to do, I felt sort of stuck, even going to the studio was a challenge! But then I started to realise that I now had more time to paint than before and less other commitments […]

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Veronica’s Choice

Veronica’s Choice

Veronica’s Choice work in progress Now that the days are getting longer and warmer I am spending much more time outside in my garden, and so the impulse to capture some of its glorious flowers in paint grows ever stronger. I am currently painting my favourite clematis “Veronica’s Choice”, whose flowers are stunningly beautiful this […]

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Day out in Whitby

Day out in Whitby

Linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ I finished this linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ in February this year from sketches made in normal times. It was intended for the LFA exhibition to be held at the Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery later this year, inspired by works from the Leeds University Art collection. I chose a […]

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Painting Poppies

Painting Poppies

I’ve always loved poppies from being child. Still restricted to home because of Covid 19 I can’t go out and find wild poppies to paint. However we have loads of garden poppies that have just started flowering. They look magnificent and the weather is beautiful so have been painting poppies in the garden  

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Dreaming of wildness and weather and the smell of the hills

Dreaming of wildness and weather and the smell of the hills

Memories of the Moor I was planning on being in Scotland in April and on Orkney in May and June, being inspired by mountains and sea and wide empty spaces. Instead I am stuck in a pleasant but tame agricultural landscape. However this does not stop me from dreaming of wildness and weather and the […]

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Getting Back to Painting Plein Air

Getting Back to Painting Plein Air

View from White Ley Bank, Fulstone – ink and colored pencil 15th May 2020 After the relaxing of the lockdown restrictions about the time allowed to exercise outdoors, it was great to be able to take advantage of the generally fine weather to resume some plein air art near to home. However, by the time […]

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