Thursday, April 6, 2017

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Some photo's of the Mall Galleries, on Private View day, for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Open  Exhibition.
Rosa Sepple, the president of the Society gave a well received speech, and the artist and print-maker, Norman Ackroyd opened the exhibition and presented the awards.
The whole gallery was crowded with people, and the walls were covered with beautiful displays of art. It made for a very exciting event and I was glad I was able to be part of it.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Grosvenor Museum's 12th Open Art Exhibition

Opening night at Grosvenor Museum

Grosvenor opening
Open evening at the Grosvenor Museum's 12th Open Art Exhibition was packed with art and people. The exhibition is on until 21st June 2017.  There is a massive range of painting styles and subjects that make for an interesting display.

Running alongside, until 6th May, at Funky Aardvark, 61 Bridge Street Row East, Chester, is 'Not the Grosvenor Museum Open'. Both exhibitions are excellent and well worth a visit if you are in the area. I have paintings in both.
'Not the Grosvenor Museum Open'

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I just cannot resist showing more snowdrops. They are a lovely site to come across.
At this time of year it is interesting to study the tree shapes. These photographs were taken at Storeton Woods on the Wirral.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brotherton Park

Some photo's of Brotherton Park, Wirral. It's a great place for a walk, and even in the winter there is colour and beauty to be found.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fun with clay and flowers

What do you do with a ball of clay? What does every artist need?

I know! A paint brush stand here's this weeks step by step:

Make a sausage. Precision engineering is now required to create brush shaped dips. Fingers are good for this.

Paint is important - you want to avoid your brush stand being mistaken for a bar of Toblerone.
When mine was completely dry I applied a couple of coats of dark green acrylic paint and of course a few flowers.
The flowers are not botanically correct.

And voila!

See what Sarah did with her paint brushes and new stand by visiting or check out the latest prints available on Imagekind.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Beginnings

January is quite a gloomy time of year. Here are some photo's I took at Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral. New life and promise. It is great to see plants springing into life.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Delamere Forest

The winter colours of the forest are beautiful. Delamere Forest in Cheshire is a lovely place to go walking. I visit the forest more often in the winter than the summer. The forest is a very popular place and is a little quieter in the winter months.
I always find when I go for a long walk that it helps to concentrate my mind on finding solutions to any painting problems I am having. 
There is nothing quite like walking in a forest.