News

February 2020
'Willow Tree' selected for the annual Pastel Society exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.
Another highly recommended exhibition, it was an excellent show, buzzing with workshop activity and demonstrations, lots of interested and friendly artists, lots of people altogether and plenty of coffee and cakes.

Early 2020
Two works,'Willow Tree' and 'Brookwood Boat Rally' are selected for summer exhibition by the Victoria Square Art Project in Woking.
Unfortunately Covid restrictions have meant that the exhibition planned to be held at the Lightbox Gallery, has been held online instead.

September 2017
My 'Sweet Chestnut Tree' drawing is selected for the Society of Graphic Fine Artists (SGFA) exhibition, which I always look forward to.
I highly recommend the SGFA exhibitions if you are at all interested in drawing (www.sgfa.org.uk)

June 2016
Paused work on my Sweet Chestnut Tree drawing, it is an exhausting exercise altogether but well worth the concentration! And for those who ask "How long does it take....." That piece of work thus far has taken 9 months from seeing the trees and photographing them, to finished drawing, it's difficult to know when, or if, it is actually 'finished'.
Temporarily free of the Sweet Chestnut, my Heron drawing is now under way, and will form a matching pair together with the Nesting Swan drawing - because they are both set in the same woodland/canal bank place.

August 2015
Came across some wonderful giant, ancient, sweet chestnut trees whilst walking in the Surrey Hills, another drawing is now in progress.

June 2015
The raft, abandoned since last year by the swans, is now used by the heron as an ideal fishing spot, he caught a large perch whilst I was standing watching with camera in hand, so another drawing is planned. It's interesting that two such elegant types of birds have chosen the same lovely and convenient canal-bank setting to pose for me!

February 2014
Added 'Bargewoman' drawing to the gallery, a pencil drawing inspired by a photograph in my Historic Narrowboat Club newsletter.

July 2013
Our swans have nested on an old rusty raft, and hatched 3 of their 4 eggs providing an ongoing distraction from my other work whilst I photographed, sketched and just watched them on their nest, another 'swan' work is on the drawing board.

2012
Annual visits to the traditional Narrowboat gatherings in May, at Little Venice, always result in plenty of inspiration and ideas, as do my regular walks and exploration along my local Canal and River Wey environment.

2011
My drawing "Toad" selected for the annual Pastel Society exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

2010
My pastel painting "White Jug" Selected for the Vivartis Autumn Arts exhibition at Witley, Surrey.

2009
My drawing "Bee" Shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year' prize 2009, exhibited at the Mall Galleries in Central London.