Five Books That Inspire Painting

I don’t read as much as I should. Sometimes it’s easier to browse through your library or create a virtual wish list, than it is to choose one specific book and read it. I find sifting through all the fiction and pseudo-science quite hard work, but I’ve been reading more recently and I’m planning on... Continue Reading →

Painting My Favourite Place On Earth

Is it possible to fall in love with a place you’ve never been? Ask any traveller, and they’ll probably say yes. I don’t know if its simply a quiet time of year, in a country where autumn never really happens, or if it’s a greater feeling of apathy and restlessness, but I find myself at... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Thoughts – Strange Worlds

Looking out over the vast expand of flat flood-plain, you’d be forgiven for thinking that someone had turned the colours off. Grey, stretching in all directions like spilled ashes. The ground is a vast expanse of charcoal, permeated by a fine dusting of frost that just occasionally catches in the light as it tries to... Continue Reading →

A Different Kind Of Painting

The process of this watercolour painting was quite different to my usual habits. I’d consider myself not the most imaginative of thinkers: I can’t conjure up brand new innovations or fully formed expressions in my head. I imagine in little snippets, carried away by a melancholy piece of music or an emotion, or just a... Continue Reading →

Painting Pluto

Pluto’s had a rough ride. It’s been flung out into the edges of the Solar System to orbit erratically among millions of other rocks, asteroids, dwarf planets and more. The influence of the sun barely, just barely reaches this far. In 2006, it was unceremoniously kicked out of the planet club once and for all,... Continue Reading →

A Bookdate!

It’s already May, and I’ve already spent the better part of this year turning a series of paintings into a book, a virtual gallery. What started off as just a fleeting idea snowballed, and I’m now wading through 40+ paintings, stacks of notes, proofreading, editing, and trying to put years of thoughts down on paper.... Continue Reading →

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