Furtive inkings

On Monday evening (4th January) the PM announced a new national lockdown, coming into effect on Tuesday 5th January, with instruction to work from home where possible. My studio is at The Art House in Wakefield; we were notified immediately after the PM’s announcement that the studios would have to temporarily close. In my current… Continue reading Furtive inkings

Groundsel, Cathedral Grounds, Grounded

I started this painting early in 2020 to exhibit at Wakefield Cathedral later that year. When the PM announced the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK on 23rd March 2020 The Art House had to close its doors and I had to leave it in the studio. During lockdown my makeshift home studio was a… Continue reading Groundsel, Cathedral Grounds, Grounded

In the last light of 2020

A chilly and invigorating afternoon out sketching in the last light of 2020, on the edge of the vacant car sales plot on Charlesworth Way. Vibrant green margins of frost fringed mosses and tiny, ground-hugging rosettes of plants that I mainly can’t identify yet apart from the distinctive toothed leaves of Dandelion (which takes its… Continue reading In the last light of 2020

Paintings available as part of #ArtistSupportPledge

I’ve made some of my paintings available to purchase as part of the wonderful Artist Support Pledge #ArtistSupportPledge scheme which was founded by Matthew Burrows in response to the impact that Covid-19 has had on artists’ livelihoods. For the scheme, artists offer works for £200 or less (not including postage) and pledge to spend £200… Continue reading Paintings available as part of #ArtistSupportPledge

Moonriver at Festival of the Moon

Moonriver runs along 27 metres of the former Market Hall wall in Wakefield. The handwritten and painted mural features words from over 200 entries, which were written by people from across the Wakefield District and further afield. The words are inspired by themes of the moon & space, they include memories, poems, tributes, lists and… Continue reading Moonriver at Festival of the Moon

Moonriver

I’m creating a mural as part of Wakefield Council’s Creative Commissions programme responding to Luke Jerram’s wonderful Museum of the Moon which will be exhibited in Wakefield Market Hall at the end of August. ‘Moonriver’ is composed of words relating to themes of the moon and space.People across the Wakefield district (and beyond) are invited… Continue reading Moonriver

Workshop Saturday 11th May

On Saturday 11th May I’m running a drawing and mark making workshop in Wakefield. Tickets for the afternoon workshop have sold out but there are a few places available on the 9.30 – 12 noon workshop. Further details and tickets are available here

Seeking the finished unfinished

My painting practice is currently focussed on plants in interstitial spaces.Due to the nature and locations of these opportunist plants, I often return to a site where I’ve made notes or sketched and find that the plant has been cut or poisoned. I’ve been considering how to respond to this in my paintings. ‘Groundsel, March’… Continue reading Seeking the finished unfinished