Categories of artwork

Category: Sketches & works on paper

Rhinogydd

I’ve just returned from a fortnight in North Wales where I sketched and further explored my favourite area in the Rhinog mountains and the beaches around Harlech. The…

Reclined male

The hip bone’s connected to the…

Some models are a joy to draw. One of those is Stephen, whose lean form creates Egon Schiele-like results. His skeleton is clear under the skin, so when…

Front garden in the sunshine

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens: Nature & Nurture

Just south of York lies the pretty village of Stillingfleet and at its heart is Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens, a beautiful, natural garden owned and run by Vanessa and…

Plein air painting looking towards Lands End. It was very windy and I had to hang on to everything, but it was fun!

Cornish sketchbook

I love a crunchy sketchbook. There’s something about the feel of heavy paper and bits stuck on, and the creak when you turn a page that makes me…

plein air at penmon

A painting for Amy

My niece, Amy, has recently turned 18 and completed her A’levels, so I painted her a picture of Penmon beach, Anglesey, as a present. The beach has a…

Sketching in Low Newton

Northumberland sketchbook

I’ve recently returned from a fortnight sketching by the sea in Low Newton, Northumberland. The beautiful sweeps of sandy beaches and dunes covered with wildflowers and grasses, will…

Blue

I’ve just returned from a week in Sennen Cove, Cornwall. I spent most of my time walking, sketching and painting – the sea was the most amazing colour…

Thornwick Bay rockpool

Digital sketching

I’ve been experimenting with my Samsung tablet. I can draw quickly and use colour freely using a Wacom pen or my finger – really handy when I’m out…

Askham Bog

Exploring the bog

I’ve been falling a little bit in love with Askham Bog lately. It’s not a flashy place, sandwiched in a triangle of rough land between the railway line,…

Unpredictable

I enjoy the unpredictability of some mediums. I’ve recently discovered water soluble graphite – a wonderful medium that goes on like soft graphite, but acts like ink when…

Sketchbook