12 Jun 2019

This Spring I became smitten with tulips and here I explain how I became beguiled by these elegant beauties.

4 Jun 2019

My new exhibition at Penny Morrison Interiors of botanically inspired paintings that chart the flowers of Spring.

22 Nov 2018

I have been beavering away these last few weeks and can now announce that a selection of my drawings and paintings are being shown at The Town House Gallery in Spitalfields, a beautiful early 18th century townhouse, near Liverpool Street Station. You see the displ...

11 Nov 2018

On a day when we remember those who gave so much, a poem by Edward Thomas who was killed in action on the 9th April, 1917,  by a shell blast in the first hour of the Battle of Arras. This is not a war poem, but a poem of remembrance by the poet who speaks to me most....

7 Nov 2018

The following article appeared on Painters Online, the online edition of "The Artist" magazine and thought it might be useful for someone wishing to dip their toes into the wonderful world of lino, or perhaps would like to see how my linocuts are made. Do please contac...

28 Oct 2018

To know fully even one field or one land is a lifetime's experience. In the world of poetic experience it is depth that counts, not width. Patrick Kavanagh*

Lately I have been mulling over how I would like to keep a more complete record of the plants and creatures that...

17 Oct 2018

I might appear that I have been a little tardy with blog posts over the summer, but the truth is I have found writing rather difficult.

In early summer I began experiencing problems using my right hand. Both hands felt a little stiff and unyielding, but the right was wo...

20 Jul 2018

The happy discovery of a tawny owl family in my garden, made me long to have the opportunity to observe owls more closely, but I was very conscious that my intrusion might prompt them to move on, and I didn’t want to risk that. I wanted to make a print of a Tawny Owl,...