British birds paintings 2018Read more
Painting British birds has been the mainstay of my artistic output in 2018. It’s been a busy year dealing with…
Map of Vincent van Gogh – a painting of the places Vincent lived and workedRead more
On this hand-painted map of Vincent, discover where van Gogh lived and worked, and where some of his paintings were created.
How to make paper mache birdsRead more
The paper mache birds I’ve been making this year are more ‘folk art’ than ‘fine art’. People have asked me how I make them. There’s no precise recipe, I’m afraid, but this is roughly how I do it.
The suicide of Vincent van Gogh – 29 July 1890No CommentsRead more
On 27 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, an unkempt, unknown 37-year-old Dutchman, walked out of his lodgings in the village…
British Rock Music PaintingRead more
My British Rock Music painting is pure Pop Art! My life has always been accompanied by music, much of it…
How I made my painting of the shipping forecastRead more
Discover how I made my painting of the UK shipping forecast, ‘Attention All Shipping’ in this blog which includes lots of photos of the work in progress.
Shipping forecast wins award!Read more
To my utter surprise and delight, my shipping forecast painting, ‘Attention All Shipping’ has won a British Cartographic Society award!
The Eynsham tea towelRead more
A 100% cotton souvenir tea towel of Eynsham, a beautiful village in west Oxfordshire, designed in Eynsham and made in Britain.
The death of Frida Kahlo – 13 July 19541 CommentRead more
“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”
Artist Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, the daughter of Hungarian Jewish father and indigenous Mexican mother….
Scilly AutomaticRead more
Where is Scilly Automatic? In June we had a lovely holiday in the Isles of Scilly. You can read about…
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