Commissioning a portrait
Commissioning a portrait I’m often asked questions about the process of commissioning a portrait or artwork, so thought I’d goRead more.
Racehorses and business workshop
It’s been a very busy few months – I’ve finished a series of racehorse portraits, and am finally able toRead more.
The studio, before and after I’ve been in my studio for over a decade, and I’m aware of howRead more.
Collies and commissions
My latest work ‘In a twist’ This elephant measures 40x50cm He is available for sale £1500 My website isRead more.
Art – the ultimate christmas gift.
Limited Edition Giclée Prints The perfect presents for men, those who ‘have everything’ or a just hard to findRead more.
What to say to an artist
At the many private views, exhibitions and fairs I’ve been to over the years, I often find people are atRead more.
Pubs and dogs.
It’s all about Labs I’m in the fortunate position of having a long list of commissions to do at theRead more.
Submission and rejection There’s been a fair amount of discussion in the art world about the validity of various ‘open’Read more.
New Years Resolutions
January 2017 New year promise I have a horrible feeling this may be similar to last years resolution, but IRead more.
David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year predictions
I dropped my elephant off at the Mall Galleries today, in the company of some very impressive looking pieces arrivingRead more.
Getting it right
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “how long does it take?” So, I thought I’d quickly runRead more.
Grrrr This is meant to be my quiet time of year, when I can footle about faffing about working online inRead more.
Russell-Cotes Museum Finding myself at a loose end over half term I booked myself and the kids into a hotelRead more.
Magazine cover I was so honoured to have my image of Ivy Leaping selected as the front cover of ‘Paint’Read more.
Society of Equine artists
So this is for a bit of fun, but the Society of Equine Artists has opened its annual exhibtion thisRead more.
Horses for courses
Equine Art Summer is fading, and the kids are about to start back at school, including my youngest in herRead more.
Farewell, faithful friend
The time has come.. I have to replace my old easel. I first picked him up in Florence, part ofRead more.
How to dress as an artist.
What to wear? I cannot claim any expertise in fashion world, but it is something I struggle with before everyRead more.
Finding the creative spark
What makes an artist ‘talented’? I recently watched this Ted talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the bestseller ‘Eat,Read more.
Opening my studio
Henley Arts Trail 2015 The doors opened on Saturday morning and a sure but steady trickle of visitors flowed throughRead more.
How and where to buy art
Buying art can be daunting for many people, so here are some suggestions! Visit the artist Painting is a solitaryRead more.
The legend of Aonbarr
The inspiration and story of Aonbarr This image I created, in charcoal and wash on paper, has taken me byRead more.
BBC radio interview & Scotland
Easter in Aberdeenshire My favourite tree I’m up staying with parents in Aberdeenshire at the moment, in wall to wallRead more.
A.A.F. Battersea At last spring is ambling into view. I always view the art season as kicking off with theRead more.
As the winter drags on…
How to survive January & February Such a grim time of year to be an artist, especially if you areRead more.
drawing to a close…
The past year Christmas is nearly upon us and I have been reflecting a bit on the past twelve months. 2014Read more.
Trade Fairs – are they worth the hassle?
As I’m sure you know, if you read this blog, (I have been drumming it into your heads for whatRead more.
Never stand still.
Some months I feel as though I am on a treadmill set at high speed. Work, kids, puppies, exhibitions tradeRead more.
Back to school, back to the studio.
The summer seems to have flashed by, a blur of road trips, camping and holidays en famille. I love travelling,Read more.