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  • Bootham Culmination (or not)

    So, we are approaching the final stroke – the coup de grace. Jonathan will I’m sure be relieved: he will get his life and his sitting room back, whereas I will be…

  • Bootham 2

      Second day at Bootham school and after working late in the studio last night I’d slept in! All a bit of a rush to get to York as soon as possible…

  • Portrait Commission

    Today was the first day working on a commission to paint Jonathan Taylor, headmaster of Bootham school in York. The school has a long tradition of commissioning portraits of headmasters dating back…

  • Canvas Stretching

    In the studio after my travels in the south west and it’s good to be back. Stretching and priming canvases today in preparation for starting some new commissions next week. Monday will…

  • Back in the South West

    Great to be back in Devon again; staying with friends and visiting my old haunts. I crossed the Tamar into Cornwall today, had lunch at a decent little pub and made some…