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What's happening...

Open studio
April 29th, 30th, May 1st 2023


This year I'm taking part in the Henley Art Trail and my studio will once again be open  to visitors for three days over the bank holiday weekend. There will be cards, prints and paintings for sale, with work in progress for anyone interested in process.

  • greeting cards

  • original prints

  • limited edition giclee prints

  • card payments accepted

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Painting plein air in oils

Micklems Farm Creative Workshops, Berkshire

Date in September 2023 tbc

Painting outside, especially with oils, can seem a daunting prospect, but once you’ve tried it, hopefully you won’t look back! This workshop aims to provide the practical advice you’ll need to make this a regular part of your art practice.

After a brief introductory talk about equipment and method, we’ll be leaving the studio to explore the outside space and beautiful gardens at Micklems Farm. I'll advise on how to choose a subject to create an interesting composition and how to simplify your set-up to deal with the everyday practicalities of working outside. On-going advice and help will be given throughout the day.

I'm equally happy teaching beginners and more experienced artists so this workshop will suit anyone who just wants to have a go at painting plein air.

We haven't set a date for this workshop yet, but do sign up to get my newsletter, if you want to hear when a date's been finalised.

Painting plein air
Out and about with the pochade

Looking back....

In 2021 I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in one of my favourite TV shows, Sky Landscape Artist of the Year. It was a last minute application - I've always thought it would be fun if you were chosen to be one of the 'wild card' artists, who look as though they are having such a good time (even though it does always seem to be raining). 

It was quite an experience and although I had a bad case of imposter syndrome, I really enjoyed the whole process; the production team were so friendly and bent over backwards to make the  contestants' experience as positive as they could.

It was amazing to reach the final three.

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At the semi-finals in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - it poured with rain!

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The final paintings - Kew Palm House, the commission piece - and the view down-river from Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London

"If I came across this in the Gare d'Orsay in Paris, I'd think - what a nice early Monet, or Sisley..."

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