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                       UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017

 


 

Welcome to my web site,I hope you enjoy looking at my work.  I have just added a number of Pastel, Watercolour and a drawing that I hope you like.

I have just received notification that I have 4 paintings through the first round of selection for The Pastel Society Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in February 2018. I now have to get them framed in time for the second round of judging. 

 I have recently had the  painting below in the Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries in London.The exhibition is on 5th-14th October.

Boat yard 

 

 Whilst out with The Surrey Hills Plein Air Group of painters we where asked by Guildford Art Society if we could help promote their exhibition . The painting below was my effort of Guildford High Street

 Guildford High Street

 

 Blue Shoes                                                       The Best Paella Ever

 

The acrylic ink and pastel painting below was completed at the Windsor Castle Plein Air Painting Competition on a very wet Saturday in July. However the day started bright and I was able to virtually complete before the rain set in for the day. I was delighted to be  awarded third prize 

 

Engine Court ,Windsor Castle 

 

 

 

 Poppies and Delphiniums

 

 

 

Storm Clouds over Ockley 

 



Robin Jacksons Workshop 


 

Newton Ferrers

 

 

 

 

 By the River Tivera

 

 

Early Morning Cookham Lock 

 

Reflections  from Tate

 

 

 

As I write this I am waiting to see if I have any works being accepted into next years Pastel Society exhibition at The Mall Galleries. 


 

Street Scene Kowloon 

 

 

Brancaster Quay


                Jims Boat

 

 

                                                          

                                           The Common

 

 

Misty Morning
        




     My preferred medium used to be watercolour but more recently I have been painting mainly in pastels when working outside and mixed media for studio work. 

Borough Market

                                      


 

I have been painting for over 30 years and the majority of my work is either painted on site or worked up from sketches.I am a great believer in developing sound drawing skills as it is the basis for any painting activity.My work is a loose realistic with a wide range of subject matter.
 


I am an exhibiting member at Farnham Art Society as well as Guildford .During 2010 I was elected to become a member of Chelsea Art Society. I am also a member of The Wapping Group of Artists who are a small group of no more than 25 who meet weekly during the summer to paint at various locations along the Thames and in London.They hold an annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries each year.


2010 was a very successful year for me with


1st Prize for a Watercolour painting at Chelsea Art Society.
Highly Commended at Farnham Art Society.
Exhibited at The Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries.
Exhibited at Bankside Gallery,London in a new exhibition " Guardian,London Lives "
Work regularly exhibited at Lincoln Joyce at Great Bookham.

2011 was another good year for me

I was fortunate to have a number of paintings selected for major exhibitions in 2011.
Two paintings were selected for The Royal Society of Marine Artists RSMA
One painting was selected for Royal Institute of Oil Painters ROI, both at The  Mall Galleries.I also had a painting selected for London Lives exhibition at The Bankside Gallery.
In November I was awarded  The Aquarius Open Award for my painting Oh to be Young Again at Guildford Art Societies Annual Exhibition


2013. I was successful in having a painting selected in The Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolour ( RI ) and also one in The Pastel Society.

2014
 A very successful year for paintings selected into open exhibitions at The Mall Galleries.  One painting  was selected for RI ( Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolour ) and two paintings selected in both The Pastel Society and RSMA ( Royal Society of Marine Artists) 

2015

Whilst getting 3 paintings into the second round of The Pastel Society Exhibition ,all 3 where subsequently rejected.

2016

Again I got 3 paintings into the second round of The Pastel Society Exhibition,but this time around 1 was accepted. 

 

Boat Shed





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