News from the Studio

27 Jan 2021
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January 2021

The first snow of 2021 and a walk up on to Sourton Rocks on north Dartmoor. A mini blizzard and an end-of-world sky made it pretty memorable, but this sketch was made in the studio with the help of a photograph. Feel this one might make into a fullscale painting!

27 Jan 2021
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January 2021

Another from the Dartmoor sketchbook….conte, crayon, charcoal and pen.

27 Jan 2021
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December 2020

From a foray onto Dartmoor to do some outdoor sketching….the first snow, exhilarating but a ferocious wind and freezing on the fingers! Mostly around Hay Tor, the small quarry at the back of Hay Tor, and Bone Hill. Enjoyed the immediacy of the mark making.

06 Oct 2020
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October 2020

Many images spring from “Underland’, Robert Macfarlane’s latest fascinating book. This one was especially strong for me. He writes about the Sami people and their belief that, ‘the feet of the dead, who must walk upside down, touch the feet of the living who stand upright…’ Just had to visualise this.

22 Aug 2020
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Illustration

This was a fun picture to do. It’s an image for a set of stories about a tiger and a mouse.   Great to work on some illustration, and a welcome change from painting!

06 Aug 2020
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August – portrait

Thought I’d left portraits behind and this is the first in a very long time! But I needed to do this portrait of a dear friend.   oil on canvas 75 x 40cm

01 Jul 2020
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Personalized oil painting – June 2020

This is a unique, personalised oil painting and is a gift for 10-year-old child. So in this picture I celebrate his life by painting details relevant just to him.

16 May 2020
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Mid May 2020

This huge blossom tree has been a focus for alot of joy in our local Topsham cemetery these last few weeks. This painting is a temporary (?) return to a former style!? Oil on canvas 60 x 50 cm

10 May 2020
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May 2020

Maybe the last of the Dungeness paintings….time to move on! Oil and mixed media on canvas 60 x 40cm