Category Archive: Painting

Plant life

A drawing/watercolour of orchids at RHS Wisley. This was quite a fiddly one. Fun to draw, especially the twisting turning leaves, bulbs, and intricate flowers. The colour was more tricky, building up quite a… Continue reading

St Eustace

My recent visit to Richmond Park I was reminded of the painting of The Vision of St Eustace by Pisanello in the National Gallery, which I drew some while ago. I bought a… Continue reading

Men of the Docks by George Bellows

I really enjoyed seeing the George Bellows exhibition at the Royal Academy last year. I’ve always enjoyed but never quite been driven by Edward Hopper, Bellow’s more famous contemporary American artist. But discovering Bellows… Continue reading

The Palm House at Kew

I’m really enjoying being back in the suburbs and re-visiting old haunts. And so to Kew Gardens again, I made several drawings of it years ago when I was mainly working in pen.… Continue reading

Cacti at Kew

After a lot of time teaching and not much time drawing and painting, it’s been good to get the brushes out and do some painting from observation at Kew Gardens. This was supposed to… Continue reading

Pick & Mix from the Archive

I’ve been putting together a portfolio recently and it’s been a good excuse to tidy up my plan chest and discover some things I’d completely forgotten about. And happily these ones are better… Continue reading

Jacob and the Angel

In the mood for playing with paint, I sat down and made this from my head the other day. It was first inspired by the Botticelli Mystical Nativity I sketched at the National… Continue reading

Edward I’s castles, Wales

I thought Wales was supposed to be a grey, cold, brooding, constantly-raining place. Last week, however, as we drove around Snowdonia, the skies seemed to emptying themselves of excess sunshine. Just as well… Continue reading


Following on from studies of portraits in the National Gallery, a few offerings by my own hand from the last few weeks, the paintings from a class. As I mentioned before, part of… Continue reading


UPDATE! UPDATE! I am now fully booked for commissioned drawings, but you can still donate and get yourself a signed, limited-edition print. Please contact me via email for details! Just over six months… Continue reading