I have always felt a deep affinity with landscape and its changing moods, my favourite times being dawn and dusk. You can feel the atmosphere at these times and I've always enjoyed trying to capture that in pastel or paint.

Northern Skies Series

Skies have always fascinated me with their ever-changing moods and forms. They offer me a certain freedom of expression as well, from the carefully blended approach to a more open and expressive approach. These first images of an ongoing series are in oils and I really enjoyed the blending quality of working wet into wet.

 Northern Skies (1)

Northern Skies (2)

 Northern Skies (3)

Northern Skies (4)

Soft Pastel Landscapes

The softness of pastels lend themselves to capturing the atmospheric qualities of landscape. I have always enjoyed the hands on approach with pastels and that feeling of two dimensional sculpting of shapes and forms.

Sunbeams over Pendle

Sunset over Pendle from Roughlee

Mist over Pendle

Sunset over Pendle (from above Barley)

An Autumn Stroll

Sunset over Southport Sands

Evening Reflections, Pendle

A Warm Winter Skyline

A Passing Snow Storm (Bolton-by-Bowland)

Downham at Dusk

The First Leaves of Autumn (Downham)

An Early Morning Stroll, Barrowford

Mist over the Canal, Foulridge

Baots at Dawn, Windermere

Dawn Reflections, Tarn Hows

An Early Morning Dip, Widermere

Swans at Sunrise, Windermere


Mists of Dawn, Elterwater

 Derwentwater in Spring

 A Country Lane in Winter, Barrowford

Winter Skies, Nr. Fence

A Winter Eve on the Canal, Barrowford

 An Autumn Morning, Foulridge

Barges on the Canal, Foulridge

Ducks at Downham

Misty Morning, Eshton Beck

Pendle Hill in Winter

Slater Terrace, Burnley

Sunrise over Downham Village

Sunrise over the Fields, Nr. Downham


I developed this range of seascapes for Staithes Arts Festival 2014 and really enjoyed the subject as the colours from the skies are reflected throughout the sea.

Sunset Glow

Gentle Sunset (Boulby Cliffs)

Colours of Dusk (Boulby Cliffs)

Sunset Reflections (Boulby Cliffs)

Evening Light, Staithes Harbour

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