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 →

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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 →

Cosmic Thoughts – Wonder

For me atmosphere is wonder. Showing just enough of something to excite the imagination. The Laysan albatross is an ode to that wonder. These birds that dance so majestically, like fencers with the grace of ballet dancers, are here shown in their straight-arrow pose looking up to the jovial night sky, as if listening out for the very music of the spheres.

Cosmic Thoughts – Winter

There's something mystical about a winter's night sky. Maybe it's because you feel so much whilst you're looking up at it. Your hands are turning from pale to bright pink as the blood pools hot and cold in your fingertips. You become much more aware of your cheeks. The wind is a cruel mistress: what in summer... Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Year In Review

So here we are, 2018 has been and gone in an incredibly short space of time. Both artistically and personally it was quite an eventful year, as I spent the first half of it planning for my upcoming wedding. It was a year of great chance and growth, and between getting married there was travelling... Continue Reading →

New Mini Paintings!

It's getting colder out there, and sometimes thanks to lack of indoor heating it can get quite chilly at the easel. The sun goes down much earlier, and when you don't want to get paint on your dressing gown, mini paintings are the perfect solution! I thought I'd share with you a few of the... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Thoughts – Blooms

If you've been following this blog you'll have seen the slow but steady progress being made on my latest Cosmic painting. and in between poor weather, a busy work schedule and of course the in-between-layers-drying time, I can finally call this one finished. "Cosmic Blooms" is of course inspired by the fragile beauty of the Japanese... Continue Reading →

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