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  • 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, the 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…

  • Bolton Abbey to Grassington

    A customer emailed this week about a potential commission – he lives in Ilkley in the Wharfe valley and would like something relevant to that area. Like most of us I’m a…

  • Intuitive!

    Well I have been unable to update the blog lately due to the catastrophic collapse of my computer. However, I now have a shiny new Macbook so there are no more excuses…

  • Turner Prize 2011

    A cross between the Oscars and a School prize giving; shoehorned into the schedule, Channel 4s coverage of the Turner Prize from Baltic in Newcastle/Gateshead was its usual weird self. Presented this…

  • Collage, Paint, Mixed Media

    I’m having a great time playing with paint, glue, ripped up newspaper and other stuff at the moment. I haven’t used collage for years but it gives a different feel to the…