What I’m doing about GDPR

OK, so I’m sure you have noticed that there is a huge ‘hullabaloo’ going on! It's about mailing lists and data collected from websites etc because of new GDPR* legislation that comes into effect on 25th May, which is both complex and confusing. I believe I am already...

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New easel!

I recently invested in a new portable easel, which came all the way from the USA as no-one in the UK makes anything similar. I really enjoyed getting out, despite the cold and windy weather, to try give it a test run. It's an 'En Plein Air Pro'...

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Painting in Andalusia

In the middle of September I set off for a painting trip to Andalusia in southern Spain with the aim of some intensive painting in a different environment. I certainly got that! I stayed at Joya Arte + Ecologia at Los Gazquez, near Velez Rubio in the mountains of...

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August in Pembrokeshire

Out and about... August is tourist season here in Pembrokeshire and it gets very busy. It is also the start of the breeding season for Atlantic Grey Seals and I'm lucky enough to work occasionally on wildlife boat trips around our local island reserves, which means I...

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Plein air painting in Sussex

I left my studio last week and went 'plein air' painting in Sussex. I stayed with my friend Frances who is also an artist. We went out every morning at about 6am to paint outdoors in the early morning light then we worked in her amazing studio during...

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Time-lapse film – ‘Creating Space’

A short film (6.41 mins) of the numerous stages of this large painting 'Creating space' which forms part of my new series for the 'Creating Space' Exhibition at Torch Theatre in Pembrokeshire this June. I hope you enjoy watching the hours/days/weeks flying past at...

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My top 3 studio tools.

Favourite tools in the studio I was asked this month to participate in a feature for Artwork Archive's blog which is looking at the variety of essential tools for artists.. so here are my top 3!   1. A heavy duty 'mechanics tool chest’ on industrial castors is...

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Time-lapse of commission.

3 time-lapse films of a large commission painting in progress from start to finish. Includes stretching the canvas & every stage, through to hanging it! The first short video shows the process of stretching and priming the very large bespoke canvas ready...

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Back in the studio

Following the huge success of 'This Hallowed Coast' at St. Davids Cathedral, I needed to head back to the studio and put in some serious hours of painting to finish off work for my next show! Here are some images of the studio in a state of "extreme productivity"!......

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Video of new work in progress

For a while my work in the studio has been sporadic because I've been focused on other tasks (admin, new format website, starting a newsletter, etc). No sooner did I finally get back to painting, than there was a flurry of painting sales! That gave me the confidence...

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Visit to Skomer Island

Im out every day walking my dog , usually on the coast path or the beach. This Month I also had an opportunity to visit Skomer Island Nature reserve which is just off the Pembrokeshire Coast. At this time of year, it is home to an array of breeding seabirds and is...

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Out on the water

I have worked on these boat trips around Ramsey Island in Pembrokeshire as occasional crew for over 25 years, so this is where my deep understanding of, and affinity with, the sea comes from. I hope from these short videos and photos you will start to see how these...

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