Painting not panicking.
I’m at home, looking at my newly blank diary for the next three months; abandoned shows, cancelled contracts, delayed commissions. ItRead more.
Felicia Forte portrait workshop
“Success is a string of failures” Vincent Van Gogh There is no point in standing still as an artist, ifRead more.
Studio Stories #1 Camilla Dowse
This is the first in a series of interviews with professional artists. It is more of a discussion between artistsRead more.
Decorating for art with Farrow & Ball
This month Farrow & Ball have kindly agree to collaborate with me, sending some ideas and advice on decorating withRead more.
Choosing Art for others
I hardly dare write that Christmas is around the corner, but the cards now glitter across the aisles inRead more.
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.