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Choosing colours for the frames that set off the artwork to its best advantage.
 I'm at home, looking at my newly blank diary for the next three months; abandoned shows, cancelled contracts, delayed commissions. It
“Success is a string of failures” Vincent Van Gogh There is no point in standing still as an artist, if
This is the first in a series of interviews with professional artists. It is more of a discussion between artists
This month Farrow & Ball have kindly agree to collaborate with me, sending some ideas and advice on decorating with
  I hardly dare write that Christmas is around the corner, but the cards now glitter across the aisles in
Commissioning a portrait I'm often asked questions about the process of commissioning a portrait or artwork, so thought I'd go
It's been a very busy few months - I've finished a series of racehorse portraits, and am finally able to
  The studio, before and after I've been in my studio for over a decade, and I'm aware of how
  My latest work 'In a twist' This elephant measures 40x50cm He is available for sale £1500 My website is
  Limited Edition Giclée Prints The perfect presents for men, those who 'have everything' or a just hard to find
At the many private views, exhibitions and fairs I've been to over the years, I often find people are at
It's all about LabsI'm in the fortunate position of having a long list of commissions to do at the moment,
Submission and rejectionThere's been a fair amount of discussion in the art world about the validity of various 'open' art
January 2017New year promise I have a horrible feeling this may be similar to last years resolution, but I am full
I dropped my elephant off at the Mall Galleries today, in the company of some very impressive looking pieces arriving
One of the most common questions I'm asked is "how long does it take?" So, I thought I'd quickly run
GrrrrThis is meant to be my quiet time of year, when I can footle about faffing about working online in my
Russell-Cotes MuseumFinding myself at a loose end over half term I booked myself and the kids into a hotel in
Magazine coverI was so honoured to have my image of Ivy Leaping selected as the front cover of 'Paint' the
So this is for a bit of fun, but the Society of Equine Artists has opened its annual exhibtion this
Equine ArtSummer is fading, and the kids are about to start back at school, including my youngest in her slightly
The time has come..I have to replace my old easel. I first picked him up in Florence, part of a
What to wear?I cannot claim any expertise in fashion world, but it is something I struggle with before every event!
What makes an artist 'talented'?I recently watched this Ted talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the bestseller 'Eat, Pray,
Henley Arts Trail 2015The doors opened on Saturday morning and a sure but steady trickle of visitors flowed through the
Buying art can be daunting for many people, so here are some suggestions!Visit the artistPainting is a solitary occupation and
The inspiration and story of AonbarrThis image I created, in charcoal and wash on paper, has taken me by surprise
Easter in AberdeenshireMy favourite treeI'm up staying with parents in Aberdeenshire at the moment, in wall to wall to blue
A.A.F.  BatterseaAt last spring is ambling into view. I always view the art season as kicking off with the Affordable