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February Studies of Space

I’m moving more towards my exhibition in the summer (Corsham Arts Centre – more to follow on that!). I’m preparing more drawings and feeling more intimately about the sense of space, shape, colour and movement in our landscape in Wiltshire. Here are a few studies […]

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Ridgeway January 2017

This ancient trackway starts life just off the A4  fairly near to Avebury and follows the high-line of the downs for hundreds of miles. Here are three different translations from the same spot. As I sat here and painted, I was ‘serenaded’ by a old […]

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‘Trees’ 5th January 2017

This one almost defeated me. I struggled with it out in the open and then bashed it around in the studio until it finally succumbed! Sometimes you have to work just a little bit harder for what you want! ‘Trees’ 5th January 2017 Acrylic on […]

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Commissioned pieces 3 and 4

I was very pleased to hear that all four of my artworks have been selected for the Devizes restaurant – SPROUT. Here are the two that we’re not listed previously 🙂 Oil on canvas 100 x 100 cm Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm JM

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New Commission

I’ve been commissioned to paint a couple of pictures for friends of ours who are opening a restaurant. All the food is local – even the crockery is made by a potter near by. I’ve chosen to do four paintings of which they can choose […]

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October Painting

It feels like I’m really discovering how I want to paint. This image (#1) is the start. It feels right to me: not too descriptive, not too abstract. What’s interesting is that the painting came to a point of ‘failure’ in my mind, just before it […]

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