Paintings now available at Saltwalls Gallery, Newquay

I am so pleased to announce that a selection of my work is now available from Saltwalls Gallery in Newquay. Read More…

Hand made pochade boxes for pastel painting

Minimalist Painting gear to take with you wherever you go. My little pochade boxes are hand made to last in my woodworking shop from the best quality materials. They came about from a personal need to have my pastels on hand whenever I was out and about and a moment of inspiration confronted me.
I didn't want to be carrying around a shed load of paraphenalia that takes time to set up, I just wanted a simple box/easel that I could either carry in a small shoulder bag or with straps, carry over my shoulder and open up to paint in an instant in-situ. Read More…

Don't skimp on materials

Over the 40 years or so that I have been painting with pastels I have used various different brands of pastels and papers, but it is only over the last couple of years that I have started using the more expensive premier brand names like Unison, Schminke, Sennelier, Blue Earth and Terry Ludwig which have helped improve my work dramatically. Read More…

New Website and Pastel Paintings

Sorry it has taken so long to give my website a makeover and add all my latest paintings but the last year has made it difficult to get round this essential task. It has been difficult between being a sole helper for elderly parents shielding from Covid-19, being a taxi service twice a day taking and collecting my wife from her essential work as a health care worker at the local hospital (She is a Hero) and whenever possible, painting. Read More…

Winning entry in the 2020 PGE Open On-Line Competition

In 2020 I entered the Pastel Guild of Europe "Get Dusty" Open On-Line competition which was open to International entries in the Landscape / Seascape category Judged by Tony Allain PS, ARSMA, PSA, MC-IAPS, MPANZ.

My Entry, "Rising Tide At Portwrinkle" Won 1st Prize!Portwrinkle rising tide 10 x 8 Read More…

Became a member of The Pastel Guild of Europe

PGE-Logo copy

After years of painting in soft pastels, I decided it was time to become a member of a Pastel Society and decided upon The Pastel Guild of Europe after looking at their website.

I wanted to be part of a community of artists for several reasons, but mainly because I wanted to be part of an active community created to help artists like myself but also to have the opportunity to contribute in a way that would be helpful to other artists. Read More…

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