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New commissions

*COMMISSIONS* – a bit scary, right? No, not at all. You choose the location and the size of the finished painting and we go from there.  Prices are based on size. 100 x 100 cm oil on canvas would be £600 for example.  This is […]

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September 2017

I’m making the most of the last weeks of warm weather and getting out painting as much as possible. Alton Barnes is a very special place. No matter what time of day or day of the year, I can guarantee that the same view will […]

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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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Ancient Landscapes: New Lines

Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that I left full-time work in June 2016 to pursue my life-long ambition of becoming an artist. Since I was a child, I have always pictured myself as a painter: locked away […]

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Colours in the mist

I’m always surprised how much colour is around  in nature, even on the dullest of days. These are a selection of images on paper from a walk in Wiltshire this morning. It was dank and a little wet, but there were plenty of amazing colours […]

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Experimenting…

I did some experimenting while on a short walk the other day, using the mud, water, grass and ‘found’ objects to make a picture. It was an interesting experiment: I enjoyed making marks on the paper, but as soon as I wanted some colour, or […]

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New week, new approach.

Building on last week’s adjustments to how I react during the process of painting, I’ve been working on a large landscape in the studio. I’ve used the last paintings as reference and then taken the image a step further to allow its presence to come […]

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