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  • Lydia Portrait

    Easter Monday and just finished a portrait of Lydia. We have a cuppa to celebrate.

  • Stop!

    You’ll notice that Jonathan is grinning in the photo; this was the relative calm after the storm. For the previous twenty five minutes he had been bouncing round the room, whooping and…

  • 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…

  • Kate

    Finished a portrait of daughter Kate yesterday; don’t think I’ll be allowed to sell it though!

  • Blue Sky Thinking (Bootham 5)

    ‘Lovely Day’, said the lady in the petrol station. ‘Hmm’, I muttered. I’d been working on a portrait in the predictable light of the studio all morning and now I was on…

  • Bootham 4

    Nine ‘o’ clock start in York. Jonathan has some new glasses so we had to decide whether to ┬áchange the picture or carry on with the old pair. Since there was a…

  • 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…

  • Unpredictable Days.

    Funny day yesterday – everything seeming to go wrong in the morning. By lunchtime I managed to get into the studio but even then, on a bitterly cold day,┬áthe damned wood-burner took…

  • The Art Investor

    My add came out in the first edition of The Art Investor magazine yesterday. If you are thinking of investing in art now or in the future this is the place to…