Wednesday, 27 August 2014


 I didn't get much time in the studio today, and most of that was spent getting ready for the art group tomorrow. I was thinking about winning the Syd Davison award a couple of weeks ago and it got me remembering other prizes I have won and the paintings.

That Letter!  24" x 24"  Acrylic  2003
Best in show at the Art on the Waites in St Ives, Cambs for which I won a veery useful box of Faber Castell pencil assortment. 
 Me Three   16" x 16"   Acrylic  2009
I was one of five winners of the One Show Summer Exhibition, where the prize was an appearence on television,
and this.
Receiving  10" x 12"  Oil  2012
Snettisham 12" x 9"  Oil  2010
Adolescent  24" x 36"  Oil  about 1996
A small pastel version of this won Sponsors Choice
I have, on several occasions, won 'Visitors Choice' or 'Members Choice' in local exhibitions, for which the prize is usually £50 or art material vouchers.
The accolades have been few and far between, but I am proud of them.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

New Start

Evie  24" x 36"  Oil  In Progress

Two afternoons' work, first the drawing and then an underpainting. I am hoping for a realistic rendering but not OTT photorealism. This is a big one for me so it might take awhile!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Castle Acre Life Drawing

A brilliant day! Starting off with quick sketches using charcoal.  I like the first one best, because I caught her stance in a few strokes. We didn't get a long two hour pose after lunch, which was disappointing, but a jolly good day was had by all I think!

This is my favourite from the day, which I shall very likely paint a larger version.

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Second glaze of Raw Sienna.

Castle Acre Priory   28" X 20"   Oil  WIP

Wednesday, 6 August 2014