Friday, 4 December 2015

Mirador Del Rio

      A painting from my time spent recently on Lanzarote ,the breath-taking view from the Mirador Del Rio in the North East of the island.

                                                              Acrylic on card 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Black Shore

                 Acrylic on canvas painting "Black Shore"

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Black Swan Arts visit (Artists in focus No.3)

           I spent the day recently at the Black Swan Arts gallery/centre in Frome, Somerset England.
I chose a good day as I met up with three artists, all with differing styles of work.
Paul Newman in his studio/gallery
I first met the artist Paul Newman, a "graphite" artist who also helps with the curating of the Black Swan exhibitions. Newman maintains a studio /gallery within the complex and his work is part of the Open exhibition currently on display.

Another artist who is currently working in a "pop up" studio/gallery is the landscape artist Tony McLaughlin. His work is mainly oil on canvas, but a leaf through some of his sketchbooks showed an eclectic mix of styles.

 McLaughlin at work in his studio gallery, he's taken a short term residency at the gallery.

Finally, the artist who has a show in the "Round Tower" gallery is David Smith. The exhibition runs until the 28th. of November and full details of artists participation can be found on his website and the Black Swan site. Smith has a piece entitled "Black Squares ,Black Lines & Black Magic" that
will be added to during the show.

 David Smith with the grid artwork that will be added to.

                                            Images of the "Round Tower" exhibition .
It was great to see a diverse body of work and to have the opportunity to meet the artists. Find out more from their websites.

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Monday, 2 November 2015

La Graciosa


     A new painting after the recent Lanzarote trip, acrylic on card framed (8"x8"in 13"x13" frame)

La Graciosa

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Fire Island

   Some images from my recent trip to Lanzarote , now referred to by me as "Fire Island".
   I'm using these and notes and sketches to produce some new paintings based on the island's
   unique  landscape.

La Graciosa

Sunday, 30 August 2015

The Fleet

           Some new paintings, acrylic on card of the area in Dorset England known as "The Fleet" with Chesil beach on the opposite side. These were produced from sketches and photographs from a visit last year.

"Fleet One"

"Fleet  Two"


Sunday, 16 August 2015

Abstract acrylics

    Some new abstract landscapes that I've been working on.


Animals and flowers

     I've been looking back at some photography of animals and flowers that were references for either drawings or paintings and decided to post a few.


Lizard  on Pefkos



Friday, 31 July 2015

"Token of Tango"


          A new painting inspired by the music of the Scandinavian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen entitled "Token of Tango" taken from the album "The Ground" the name seemed to suit the picture.

"Token of Tango"- Acrylic on canvas 50cmx50cm


Saturday, 18 July 2015

Murison studio/gallery (Artists in focus No.2)

       I spent a day recently with a colleague, the artist Neil Murison RWA at his studio/gallery and home "The Grange" near Bristol England. We meet regularly at life drawing classes but this was an opportunity to discuss art and view some of the work of this prolific artist. 

        Murison was born in 1930 and it was fascinating to talk to an artist that has exhibited across Europe and whose work is held in many permanent collections.
Palm trees a favourite subject for Murison





Sunday, 5 July 2015


A recent painting depicting the volcanic landscape of  Lanzarote.
 I'll visit again this year to  draw and photograph the unique features of  the island.

Timanfaya -  60cm x 60cm  Acrylic on canvas

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Lindos photography

     A selection of photographs of the town of Lindos on the Greek island of Rhodes.