Thursday, 31 July 2014

conversations series

Above is an introduction to the conversations series. This is an ongoing project that I anticipate exploring for a while. I'll set my own personal goals on just how many works I produce. These works are mixed media on paper. The paper is Seawhite (brand name) cartridge paper, which has a particularly good feel and works for me. This series is called 'conversations' for many reasons, but mostly because I want to have conversations (with pictures, with myself, with you the viewer) about colour - and about shape, mark-making, drawing, casual painting, sketching, motif, pattern, textiles as inspiration, domestic objects having a life of their own etc...

Each work will be numbered and a selection will be available in my shop, with new works added as and when. I'm planning to offer at a special price, with the hope that with your support I can keep the conversation going.....

more soon

Wednesday, 30 July 2014


an instagram shot from this morning: untitled drawing on paper

Over the past several months I've been working on a variety of different ideas, series and projects.
So now after a few weeks of considering and planning I've begun two ongoing series, both works on paper. These will keep me busy for some time ahead and I'll share more about them here.

I. line drawings on paper - is an ongoing series (example above), exploring a technique I have had a long fascination with - transfer drawing, using oil on paper. I shall be offering small drawings for sale and possibly also books.

II. conversations - is an ongoing series exploring colour in still life works. I am creating this series, all a similar size, using mixed media on a favourite recycled cartridge paper. There will be new works from this series in my next shop update. And tomorrow I'll show you some pictures.

My next shop update will be: Tuesday 5th August.

Monday, 28 July 2014


dill in monochrome

I like looking at plants very close up - my camera does not see things in quite the same way, so we have to work some kind of compromise, but now and then I get a shot that I like....

A sunny start to the week here. A little cooler, but still warm, very pleasant.

This week I am continuing on with projects, including more drawings and a colour-focus new series of still life sketches. Hope to share more photos soon.

My next shop update will be next week - day to be confirmed, I'll let you know asap.

Friday is the 1st of August and so I will begin my 'month of writing/posting every day' over at nevering. Looking forward to that.

Thanks always for your comments here and have a good final few July days.