Monday, 24 September 2012

The Artist and Illustrators, Artist of the Year 2012.

September is proving to be a good month for my paintings. I'm off to the opening of  'Mersey-wide' tonight where I  had a piece selected for a show containing 60 works from the best opens in the Merseyside area.

I also have the piece below in the final 50 of over 4,000 entrants in The Artist of the year 2012 competition. This is being run by The Artist and Illustrator magazine, why not pop along and have a look at the finalists in all the categories of still life, landscape, portraits and an open section.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Speed Drawing

14cm x 14cm sketchbook.

I know this drawing took less than 3 minutes (shading added as he slept) because that's all he takes to wolf down his tea.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Heart of Stone.

13cm x 10cm oil on canvas

Monday, 17 September 2012

Formby: Big Skies.

Acrylic on paper 22cm x 12cm

Classes start again tomorrow at Orrell Park at 1.30pm and next week at SARA Hall in Aigburth at 10.00am. Get in touch if you need further details.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Art Merseywide: 60 of the Best

I'm honoured to have had this painting chosen for an exhibition the week after next.  


Monday 24 September from 6.30 to 9pm

On display is a selection of sixty of the best artworks from the Open Exhibitions held in 2011/12 by the greater Merseyside boroughs: Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Liverpool.

The artists selected reflect the variety and breadth of work that is being produced throughout the six Merseyside boroughs demonstrating the rich variety of styles and media which is the main characteristic and strength of the Open Exhibition format.

So do come along and enjoy this unique opportunity to celebrate Merseyside Art.

Exhibition open to the public from

25 September to 1 November 2012

Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 4pm

The Liverpool Academy of Arts
32 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 4BE
0151 709 0735

Monday, 10 September 2012

Little Plum

10 cm x 10cm oil on canvas.

Sunday, 9 September 2012


23cm x 13cm acrylic on canvas

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Liverpool painting No.128. Coburg Wharf III

22cm x 14 cm acrylic on canvas NFS

Part two of the Liverpool Marina commission.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Coburg Wharf II

22cm x 14cm acrylic on canvas NFS

Part of a pair for a commission I'm working on of Liverpool Marina.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Chocolate Chip Muffin

10cm x 10cm oil on canvas.
Mounted, p+p free within the U.K.