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latest painting on the easel

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 5:13 AM Comments comments (4)
The Slverdale Hotel
The Slverdale Hotel
prints and cards available soon
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2017 Calendars are here!

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 3:44 AM Comments comments (0)
You can order yours from my SHOP page (just click on the image) or call in to the the Studio to say hello and see all the other lovely things we have for sale!

Sneaky peak

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 11:52 AM Comments comments (0)
Here's a small section of my latest painting Gibraltar Farm. I'll be having prints made soon.

Gibraltar Farm

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 8:23 AM Comments comments (101)
I've just started a new painting of an area very close to Wolf House. There's a lovely collection of farm buildings, cottages and of course Lindeth Tower
I've just started a new painting of an area very close to Wolf House. There's a lovely collection of farm buildings, cottages and of course Lindeth Tower
Work in progress
Work in progress
I decided to alter the right hand side as I wanted to include Gibraltar Farm
I decided to alter the right hand side as I wanted to include Gibraltar Farm
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Thinking of the beach

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 12:53 PM Comments comments (0)
Driftwood effect seascape panel.

I've used emulsion in my favourite colours, (including Annie Sloane chalk paint) on this gessoed panel

2016 Silverdale Art Trail

Posted on June 25, 2016 at 4:07 AM Comments comments (0)
hand painted salvaged slate
hand painted salvaged slate
original paintings and pastels
original paintings and pastels
limited edition prints
limited edition prints
original paintings and prints
original paintings and prints
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New work for the Silverdale Art Trail

Posted on June 12, 2016 at 3:53 AM Comments comments (4)
the Post Office Silverdale
the Post Office Silverdale
hand painted slate
New!
Silverdale & Arnside Post Cards
New!
view from the Pepper Pot (detail)
view from the Pepper Pot (detail)
Pepper Pot Silverdale
I'm busy getting some new artwork together at the moment for the Silverdale Art Trail

last few days work

Posted on April 5, 2016 at 4:31 AM Comments comments (0)
started a new painting
started a new painting
the Hoad at Ulverston
a few hearts painted in Annie Sloane chalk paint
a few hearts painted in Annie Sloane chalk paint
a lovely comment in my book from a young visitor
a lovely comment in my book from a young visitor
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Golgotha Village Lancaster

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 4:24 AM Comments comments (325)
this row of cottages in Lancaster have always intrigued me
this row of cottages in Lancaster have always intrigued me
I've sketched out the composition on canvas from photos
the sky is my first job then the roof tiles
I like to start at the top and work down
the sky is my first job then the roof tiles
the colours in the stone work are important
the colours in the stone work are important
working from left to right - I'm right handed
the middle cottage is slightly set back so shadows are added to try to create to show this
the middle cottage is slightly set back so shadows are added to try to create to show this
I love painting houses which are different shapes and sizes
I love painting houses which are different shapes and sizes
trees add some depth to the composition
the finished painting of Golgotha Village Lancaster
historical records show this area had connections to the Lancashire witches so I've added a couple of items to suggest this
the finished painting of Golgotha Village Lancaster
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a commission from start to finish

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 7:58 AM Comments comments (7)
the initial drawing in the sketch book
the initial drawing in the sketch book
starting on the canvas
starting on the canvas
detail
detail
adding the foreground
adding the foreground
the completed painting
the completed painting
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