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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From Alton Barnes 1, May 24th – SOLD

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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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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From Stert 3, May 2017

70 x 50 cm. Acrylic and oil pastel on paper. One of three paintings created on 9th May 2017 in St James’ church garden in Stert, just outside Devizes, Wiltshire. The scene looks across to Salisbury Plain and the downs at Edington and Westbury. ¬£375 […]

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From Stert 2, May 2017 – SOLD

70 x 50 cm. Acrylic and oil pastel on paper. One of three paintings created on 9th May 2017 in St James’ church garden in Stert, just outside Devizes, Wiltshire. The scene looks across to Salisbury Plain and the downs at Edington and Westbury.

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