How’s the excitement level in your household? Ours is pretty high, even with Christmas over, everyone is looking forward to the new year. As if that wasn’t enough, I’ve had some more big news about my Art. Artists and Illustrators Magazine hold an annual competition. … Continue readingWho is the Artist of the Year 2017?
After hectic period, returning back to the studio is always a joy. The change of pace, the opportunity to catch my breath and create something new. Sometimes there are dramas, Like having no water for a day, either due to the pipes freezing or, more … Continue readingBack to the Studio, Painting Chester Clock Tower
The Police boat was one of three moored up on the Thames. I thought of doing all three but really wanted something more focused so I cropped out the other two. Starting with the graphite image, this is the composition. I tend to get absorbed … Continue readingNew Painting – Police Boat on the Thames
Contemporary Art Fairs are a great way to see art Whatever stage you’re at from the complete novice to art expert they are an effective way to immerse yourself in a vast array of different styles and abilities. From Graduate artwork, to established artists. From … Continue reading9 tips to make the most of Contemporary Art Fair visits.
Yesterday I left you with my “finished” Landscape Artist of the Year Painting I felt I’d done well in the circumstances, although I would have preferred to do more on it. I’d achieved my goal of finishing in the time. By now, I’d seen where … Continue readingLandscape Artist of the Year – 2- What did the judges think?
Last night I made my TV debut on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year. Filming it was a surreal experience, so I thought I’d share what happened. After all the preparation was done and I was finally in Kent. The day began early. We … Continue readingLandscape Artist of the Year – 1 How did I get on?