Behind The Paint…

Life doesn’t always go as planned. We say it and hear it often, but we don’t often stop and think about just what it means. For most of us around the world, 2020 has been a year where every plan seemed to go out of the window in a matter of weeks. Holidays cut shut... Continue Reading →

Ten Years Of Painting Inspiration

The past ten years have been a whirlwind of adventures, experiences, music and musing. I’ve been surrounded by beauty, explored new places, written a book and had paintings sent abroad to star in some pretty special exhibitions.I’m looking back on ten key moments of the last decade that have directly or indirectly inspired painting. Thanks... Continue Reading →

An Albatross And An Exhibition

It can be difficult to find the right type of juried art show, gallery or exhibition to submit your paintings to. Apart from the apprehension of sharing your work with the world of critics and everyday art lovers, it can be tricky to put yourself into a criteria. Contemporary, modern, edgy, etc.So when the right... Continue Reading →

Journeys With The Moon

50 years ago today, and the first humans took their first steps on the moon. Since then, our view of this distant, dirty white rock has been changed forever. The moon is very unlike our blue, vibrant planet: it's grey, barren, almost featureless except for its craters, and it's stuck in an eternal dance with... 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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