January 2021

Recent cataract surgery for me, with more to follow, means that I may not complete very much drawing or painting during the next few weeks.
But there's nothing to stop me from amassing lots more ideas and sketches, so I look forward to an outburst of work later in the year!

January 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, and no - it isn't all in black and white! (

August 2015

Came across some wonderful whirling twisted giant Sweet Chestnut trees whilst walking in the Surrey Hills, a Tree 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 platform, 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.


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.


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


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


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