Out for a bike ride

The new bike near Carn Gloose Cornwall


Taking the new bike out for a ride and took this panorama on the Cliff’s at Carn Gloose just outside St Just Cornwall. The bike is the Trek T920 adventure touring bike…….and it is fab, really looking forward to some long cycle tours on this


And this is a close up…….

Open Studio Exhibition

I have three new paintings just finished to add to my Open Studio Exhibition in St Just

Campions and bluebells in mist oil on canvas 70x70 cm £1200

Campions and bluebells in mist oil on canvas 70×70 cm £1200


Campions and mist at dusk. Oil on canvas 70x70 cm £1200

Campions and mist at dusk. Oil on canvas 70×70 cm £1200


Campions Gorse and mist. Oil on canvas 70x70 cm £1200

Campions Gorse and mist. Oil on canvas 70×70 cm £1200

Open Studio Exhibition

Open Studio Exhibition

Open Studio Exhibition

I have been working with Gallery Tresco on organising an Open Studio event at my home/studio in St Just. It is going to be running from 2nd December through to the 6th January. So this is a chance to visit the studio see paintings, drawings, collages in progress and finished artworks. There will be a whole range of sizes and prices available, and from today I will be posting images of artwork…..and over the event a couple of short videos of various projects I am working on. Information and images of artworks will also be featured on Gallery Tresco web site and fb page. Thing is pop round and have a look

New painting ‘Porth Nanven – Reflected Light’

Porth Nanven reflected light oil on Canvas 112x132 cm £3100

Porth Nanven reflected light oil on Canvas 112×132 cm £3100

The second of the stormy sea series of paintings. Painted at Porth Nanven and finished at home. The storms at Porth Nanven can be terrific……terrifying too. Bur it is a fantastic experience to paint these storms. It is different from moment to moment and through every storm I could paint hundreds of paintings…..Well in fact this is what happens on every canvas as the painting changes and evolves through repeated visits to witness the cycle of winter storms

New painting ‘Dawn No.2’

Dawn No.2 oil on canvas 122x107 cm 2016 £3268

Dawn No.2 oil on canvas 122×107 cm 2016 £3268

Since the spring of 2016 I have been working towards a series of paintings about the ancient standing stones and stone circles of West Penwith, for myself this is a long process requiring lot’s of visits, lot’s of drawings, and lot’s of time spent in and around these places. Often with projects like this I will start by painting close to the main subject, slowly through painting, different views in different seasons I will get to know the place. So this is one of those paintings in a series about this particular place, though this painting is focusing on the sunrise and bluebells near to Tregeseal stone circle rather than the stone circle itself……the Tregeseal stone circle painting is in progress and is somewhat larger…….

Here I am just yesterday Saturday 29th Oct 2016…….putting the last finishing touches to the painting. This is the most exciting part of painting for me…..all the months of drawing and painting and thinking and contemplating…..the mistakes…..yep….. lot’s of them.

me finishing the painting

me finishing the painting

All the processes  that a work of art goes through lead to these last moments. In many ways what you are left with at the end is just a final single image but what lies behind that is so much more……the  result of  months or sometimes years long project, throughout which the artwork changes and evolves with every new visit every change in circumstance to the place where it all started…..It might have begun in the summer, spring winter autumn or winter…..it might have been raining, snowing, windy, sunny, or a combination and then there’s the emotional and psychological state of mind…..all these things contribute…the memories the experiences, everything.

Rothko said it best when he was once asked how long his paintings took….he answered with his age. From beginning to end it might take months or years but in terms of experience and knowledge to arrive at that point……It takes a lifetime……


Where do my paintings end up

Over the years I often wonder where all the paintings I do end up. The vast majority of the paintings I do, at least up until recent years have always sold through galleries. Over the past couple of years I have been selling more direct to the public and anyone is welcome to contact me to come and view my paintings.

But for the most part once a painting is sold through a gallery that is often the last I will ever see of it. So it is a great surprise and a very welcome one when occasionally I will be sent an image of my paintings in there new home. On this occasion from a lovely couple who visit Cornwall each year and somehow always find a bit more wall space for a new painting. This is an image of 5 of my paintings in there new home…..