Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This is one of my latest watercolour paintings of Tulips.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This painting of 'Viburnum davidii' has been selected to be shown at the NEC in Birmingham at
Art Materials Live.  It is on show from 3 - 6th of November 2011.

I painted it in watercolour using sketches and photographs taken at Ness Botanic Gardens. It took a long time to paint as there are so many raindrops.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

These botanics can be seen at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead until 20th November. Both are for sale at £180. I went to the opening last week and there are some excellent paintings on display. Well worth a visit.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Annual Exhibition 2011

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Slatey Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH43 4UE
Tel. 0151 652 4177
Saturday 15th October to Sunday 20th November 2011

The above paintings are two of four that have been selected to be shown at the Williamson Art Gallery.

While I was visiting Ness Gardens, I came across this beautiful Iris. I was particularly drawn to the strong contrast of light and shadow. I felt it would make an interesting painting. I painted this in watercolour.

Autumn Leaves
I was at a local garden centre admiring the plants. It had just stopped raining and the sun came out. I had my camera with me so could not resist taking photographs. I painted this picture in watercolour and gouache.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I am entering some paintings in the above exhibition. Three framed paintings and two unframed.

Monday, July 11, 2011

This is one of my recent paintings. Fuchsia with raindrops.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

This is one of my paintings that recently appeared at Irby Artists' Spring Exhibition. This Clematis was from Ness Gardens.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Autumn Showers
This painting will be shown at Irby Artists' Association Spring Exhibition. Which is being held on Saturday 21st May 2011. St Chad's Hall, Irby - from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I have had four paintings selected to be shown at this exhibition, very exciting.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

 Leisure Painter March 2011 - Article about my painting.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

This is a botanical painting in watercolour of an Orchid called Nelly Isler. I bought it from a local garden centre to paint. Unfortunately it died. I did pull a lot of flowers off it to examine them. I also uprooted it to examine the roots. I think it did not like it. I painted this one last year. I like painting Orchids I find them quite fascinating. I got a new A3 scanner for a birthday present, and suddenly all my white backgrounds are white, not a dull grey. I will now be able to post more botanicals from now on.