I really enjoy teaching painting at my classes and demonstrations and, with this painting called Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay, I recorded on video how I created the painting and posted it on my channel on You Tube. This is now available to view. The painting itself is still drying but will be available to purchase shortly at £450. I do hope you enjoy the video! I’d appreciate hearing your feedback.
As it’s now springtime, I’d thought I’d celebrate with a special offer on a one-off, original oil painting! This painting, of three little piglets chasing across a farmyard, is so full of joie de vivre that it seemed the ideal choice that perfectly compliments the change in the season. I do so enjoy painting piglets, they are just so mischievous and have such endearing characters.
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As you know, the African elephant is one of my favourite subjects to paint and, through this, I’ve become very involved in conservation efforts to protect these majestic animals. Therefore, I was pleased to be commissioned to produce this watercolour illustration of the Tusk Trust’s garden for this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show (4th-9th July).
Illustration for the Tusk Trust’s garden design at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show
The garden, to be designed by the award-winning design firm Ferguson & Whyte based at The Garden Shop, Hythe, Kent, is centred around an avenue of replica tusks and aims to highlight the evils of ivory poaching and the rapid decline in the numbers of wild African elephants.
So far, the garden design and illustration has received lots of media coverage with a full page article in the Mail on Sunday (6th March) and The Times (7th March) and, as patron of the charity, HRH Prince William saw and approved my illustration. I was delighted!
At this stage it’s my intention that he watercolour image will be auctioned and the money donated to Tusk Trust’s vital conservation work.
Mail on Sunday 6th March 2017
The Times 7th March 2017
Although winter often has a sting in it’s tail, the weather is usually fairly mild here on the south-East Kent coast. Cloudy skies and rain are usually the norm. A couple of weeks ago though, a sudden drop in temperature was accompanied by snow – the first in four years! This was an unexpected surprise and allowed me the opportunity to get out in the field and paint snow, one of my favourite subjects. Accompanied by my friend Rod Major I headed out to Hothfield Common and had an enjoyable day painting a small series of En Plein Air landscapes of the freshly fallen snow. I love the way that the snow reflects the winter sunlight and how it muffles and distorts sound, creating a mood of stillness and calm that’s all it’s own. The snow only lasted 24 hours before it melted away but I feel that these paintings capture the fragile beauty of an English winter.
Hothfield Common #3
Oil on canvas board 8″ x 10″
Framed £450 BUY NOW
Romney Marsh Moods #1 Buy Now
Romney Marsh Moods… An En Plein Air winter experience
I love to paint En Plein Air and, as such, I’ve recently been painting on Dymchurch beach every day (weather permitting!), capturing the spectacular sunrises across Hythe Bay. In the early mornings, in particular, I am very often the only person on the beach with just our dogs for company. They are very patient, waiting for me whilst I paint before continuing with our walk! I’m calling this series ‘Romney Marsh Moods’ as the clear light and the huge, open skies of the Romney Marsh mean that no sunrise is the same, reflecting the ever-changing moods of the Marsh. The fantastic colours in the sky and the shifting cloud formations make every day a new painting challenge but each winter sunrise is unique and painting them is always a joy.
Currently available in the 5″ x 7″ format, a new range of 8″ x 10″ will be available very shortly. £80 unframed/£110 framed.
Romney Marsh Moods #12. Buy Now
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In the Shadows
Oil on canvas 36″ x 24″
This painting is a reminder an encounter myself and Catherine had with a male lion in the late afternoon during a trip to the Southern Luangwa River in 2008. Lying under a bush by the river in the shadows, I took some shots and did some sketches of the big cat. The lion, known locally as ‘Grumpy’, was one of three brothers who controlled the area. Not long after our encounter with ‘Grumpy’ we got stuck in the soft sand along the river and it took us over half an hour to dig ourselves out. As we were digging, Grumpy walked past very close to us, forcing us to beat a very hasty retreat into the jeeps!
A Christmas Advent Offer
During December at the gallery I shall be offering a selected painting with a huge 40% discount each day of ADVENT.
CHRISTMAS ADVENT OFFER
Starting today the 1st of December a painting that I choose will be offered for sale in this way. I will post the days selection on this blog and on Facebook, so you can see the image I am offering and buy it at the sale price if you so desire.
Remember they are on offer for one day only, not repeated and the price will return to normal the next day.
email me if you wish to own the offered image. email@example.com and state the exact image you are wishing to purchase.
I shall leave this offer open on today and tomorrow and will conclude at the end of December 2nd. Better still pop into the gallery and see what is on offer.
Last image will be Christmas eve…. Looking forward to the next image tomorrow
Normally £ 650.00 for 24 hours only £ 390.00
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2016 only for
Outstanding deals on my limited edition fine art prints
0ff all prices across the board
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Below are just a few of those on offer click on the link above to see all on offer.
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Don’t forget during the lead up to Christmas an advent original painting will be on offer for one day only from my Gallery in Hythe. First come first served. Originals will be 40% off the normal gallery price for that day only. ( Don’t forget easy, no cost payments over 6moths on any original over £200.00)
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Sunsetting across winter snow
I just wanted to share my latest image from last week. It is a study of a winter sky across the hills toward Lympne from Pedlinge. A 16″ x 16″ oil on panel and below are the five stages that i recorded during its making. I wanted to indicate to you the way that I approached this painting in these stages. I will be studying it myself over this coming week to see if I wish to add to the work before I sign and call it finished. I do hope that you like the work.
I will post a better image of the final stage as and when I have it.
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