From Coate, May 2017

70 x 50 cm. Acrylic and oil pastel on paper. One of two paintings created on 8th May 2017 from a hill just above Coate, near Etchilhampton, Wiltshire. The scene looks across the Pewsey Vale towards Bishops Cannings. £360 plus p&p (framed). To express an […]

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From Etchilhampton, April 2017

56 x 46 cm. Acrylic and oil pastel on deep canvas (4cm). This painting is one of two completed on 25th April 2017 at Etchilhampton, just outside Devizes in Wiltshire. This painting will not be included in the ‘Ancient Landscapes: New Lines’ exhibition. £275 plus […]

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Diptych 

Breezy, sunny. Windswept. September. I enjoyed the fast-pace that this one came out. Probably not a ‘for sale’ piece, more practice really, and blowing away the cobwebs! Acrylic and oil pastel on paper (two sheets of 50 x 70 cm). JM

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Time to re-start

Summer holidays are over and I have to admit I’m feeling a little ‘sluggish’ – creatively speaking that is. Although I hoped to have been as busy during August as I have the rest of the year, it just doesn’t seem to work out that […]

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Local shapes, seasonal colours

It’s been a busy few months, what with ‘Ancient Landscapes: New Lines’ in Corsham and the City Arts Newbury exhibitions. I’ve been doing more sketching and ‘small scale’ painting in between the shows: watching the season change and the colours darken into summer. Dare I […]

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When I am painting…

When I am painting I am connected to all things. I feel the ground beneath me; the sky above me and the land spreading out around me on all sides. I hear the birds and insects. I feel the air moving around my body and […]

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From Alton Barnes 2, May 24th

When the sun is shining there’s almost nothing better than sitting on the side of a chalk down land, listening to the birds, and soaking up the vibrant energy all around. When I paint here, attuned to the place, I feel free. Connected. 70 x […]

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