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.
Elephants, Ebooks & Exhibitions
There’s always a faint hope, after a solo exhibition, that one will make enough cash to pack a suitcase andRead more.
David Shepherd and Pre exhibition nerves.
Perhaps it wasn’t the greatest of timing that the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year and my solo show atRead more.
Henley Arts Trail
And breathe… The Henley Arts Trail is over for another year. At this point I’m usually thinking “never again”, butRead more.
Choosing to be an artist
Is it a choice? I’ve been asked recently, a few times, to have students or young teenagers for work experience.Read more.
David Shepherd and Longleat.
Both works accepted into David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year It’s a great moment when you open that longRead more.
Plenty in the pipeline…
Artists block and inspiration I spent most of January shivering in my very damp studio struggling with artists block. AlwaysRead more.
Looking back, looking forward.
2013 has been a great year. I think at the outset I was determined it was going to be aRead more.
Oil and Water Gallery, Wandsworth A very successful run of private views at the newly launched Oil & Water Gallery inRead more.
I’ve been taken on by OIL AND WATER GALLERY in Wandsworth, London. A stunning new gallery, with an eclectic mix of artists.Read more.
From start to finish.
You may remember if you read this blog regularly that I attempted to show the process of the development ofRead more.
Is the traditional gallery a dinosaur?
The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead I spent an immensely enjoyable day at the AAF Hampstead, with thanks to Alice Struthers. GreatRead more.
Wild about Art.
The David Shepherd Wildlife Art Competition As you may remember I entered this competition back in the early months ofRead more.
I’ve been spreading myself far and wide in the past couple of months entering pretty much every art competition going.Read more.
Art world Snakes and Ladders
It really does feel like that sometimes. I get an enormous boost up the ladder from something – selection asRead more.
The beginning of the year has been all about entering art competitions; the David Shepherd wildlife art competition, the BBCRead more.
Dogs, dogs, dogs…. I’ve had a back log of private commissions to do this summer, and somehow, once I gotRead more.
The Royal Fell Ponies at Balmoral
Presented to H.M. The Queen on 7th August After six months work, the painting of Her Majesty’s Fell Ponies wasRead more.
A week to go
A week to go before my painting is presented, it’s all framed and the plaque is finished. I’m beginning toRead more.
The worst kept secret…
For those that hadn’t already guessed, the painting I’ve been working on/impaling myself on my palette knife over, is forRead more.
Another Labrador! Lovely big dog, who had a weird habit of ‘grinning’, cute in real life but looks like anRead more.
Bespoke Children Portraits
This is the first children’s commission I’ve undertaken, and it turned out pretty well. This method works so well forRead more.
The process of painting
I’ve been meaning to do a post on the development of a painting, showing my process of work, as IRead more.
At last, the website is finished and published. Brand spanking new, I now have complete control over it so itRead more.
New gift cards and thank you note cards I have had these three images printed to sell at the HenleyRead more.
Paintings And Pincushions
Finally it has warmed up enough to be able to work in the studio without risk of hypothermia and addedRead more.