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After the Snow

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the snow we’ve had this March. All the quiet lanes around our village were waist-deep in drifts and the hedges blanketed in snow-tsunami. I have to admit that I couldn’t bring myself to go out and paint during the really cold and […]

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Wales, February 2018

I’ve spent a few days in north Wales soaking up the mountains, forests and valleys near the Snowdonia National Park. I have to admit that I adore Wales for all its rugged beauty, and for the communities that thrive among the hills. Its a hard […]


He’s back

‘Why aren’t you drawing right now?’, ‘What sort of artist ARE you?’, ‘You don’t have anything to say’, ‘You’re too old to make it now’, ‘Who would be interested in THAT?’, ‘You can’t even draw a tree properly’. Ah, the inner critic has arrived again. […]

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Vale of Pewsey, 2017

Another completed commission. The view of the Vale of Pewsey from Pewsey white horse stretches east to west for miles. There is almost a perfect 360-degree panorama. Choosing just the right part for the painting was taken on the advice of the purchaser. Contact me […]

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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]