Monday 21 September 2015

Refreshed Studio

Having stripped the Studio walls to take work to Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham for our 'Elements of Art & Soul' exhibition, I have refreshed my studio area...

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Dance of the Waves

I have been showing my work at Staithes Arts festival this weekend and was talking about this series of paintings called 'Happenings'. I am tempted to leave them untitled because people bring such personal and independent responses to them. Having said that, 'Dance of the Waves' does suit this piece which has just found a new home following the festival.

Dance of the Waves

Sunday 6 September 2015

The Source

I struggled to find the right title for this as it seemed like the end of the tunnel or journey and a new beginning or birth. I settled on 'the Source' which captures for me the place from which all things came and to which they will all return.

The Source

Friday 4 September 2015

Wednesday 26 August 2015


For some reason the title 'Harvest' came to me for this one. I think perhaps it's a painting about coming to spiritual fruition.

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Sea of Dreams

This painting seemed to suggest the rhythm of the sea and the presence of the moon...

Monday 24 August 2015

Friday 21 August 2015


I'm quite pleased with today's painting as it seems to capture a sense of flow without being anything in particular. I like the warm and cool elements and the shifts in tone

Friday 7 August 2015


Over the last couple of weeks I've been working on a series of intuitive oil paintings. Painting quite directly and on primed board, I tried to allow the images to flow. I guess you could call them 'happenings'....

Sea of Light

Guardian of the Sea

The Leap

Spirits of the Deep

Dance of the Waves

Spirit of Fire

The Battle

Rise Up

Sea of Tranquility

Light of Hope

Saturday 1 August 2015

Acrylic Moodscapes

Having recently ended our exhibition at Creative with Nature Gallery in Todmorden, I thought I'd post some of the Acrylic Moodscape images that were on show. This series was triggered by a journey home across the moors from Howarth - no artificial lighting, just the last glimmer of natural light and a dark horizon. The full collection can be found through the Moodscapes tab at the top of this page.