Pet Portrait Commissions

Painting During Social Distancing Restrictions Having built up a reputation for painting portraits of people over the last 10 years I have been asked on numerous occasions whether I paint portraits of pets. I have always politely declined in preference of painting people… until now. Due to the current social distancing restrictions to tackle [...]

April 9th, 2020|News, Pets|

Last Chance to see the Football is Art Exhibition

The excellent Football Is Art exhibition at the National Football Museum closes on Sunday 3rd November. If you still haven't managed to visit then be sure to get to Manchester before it finishes. I recently visited the exhibition with my family for the first time since the preview evening and it was great to [...]

October 10th, 2019|News, Portraits|

Stan’s Super Skills Challenge – Art Competition

I'm delighted to have been asked to set an art challenge for youngsters by the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation. The charity have launched a new initiative called Succeed with Stan which aims to engage young people in a series of challenges and events that encourage the 7 values that Sir Stan lived and [...]

May 17th, 2019|News, Still Life|

Football Is Art Exhibition Preview

Last night I was thrilled to attend the preview of Football Is Art, the new exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The exhibition features a superb variety of artworks and fashion as the museum questions... can art in all its forms truly capture the emotions of a match? Football Is Art is [...]

April 5th, 2019|Art Galleries, News|

Vote for my Painting in the Jackson’s Emerging Artist Prize

I am delighted to reveal that my portrait "Not a Penny More" has made it on to the Longlist for the Jackson's Emerging Artist Prize! The portrait features a football supporting friend and was painted entirely from life via the sight-size method over the course of a number of sittings in my studio. If [...]

December 8th, 2018|News|

Still Life Painting at the National Football Museum

Last week I completed a residency at the National Football Museum in Manchester where I had the pleasure of painting some fantastic objects from the museum's collection. Please read on to find out all about the week and see photo and video highlights including the creation of the painting. The idea for the painting [...]

October 31st, 2018|News, Still Life|

Plein Air Painting in Switzerland

I enjoyed a great few days painting en plein air over in Switzerland earlier this month. I was based in the picturesque village of Givrins, near Nyon where I was able to paint the local Auberge, Jura Mountains and Lake Geneva. The gallery below shows a few progress shots of the three paintings. Painting [...]

October 28th, 2018|News, Plein Air|

Artist in Residence at the National Football Museum

This October, fine art and football will team up in Manchester as I’ll be painting as the artist in residence at the brilliant National Football Museum. I’m delighted to be working with the museum and helping to celebrate objects from their fabulous collection through the painting of a still life in oils. Painting From [...]

October 18th, 2018|News|