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|

Once Upon a Time at Southport Flower Show

I had the pleasure of exhibiting at the fantastic Southport Flower Show at the weekend where I set up the essentials from the studio and painted a portrait and still life painting from life. I also displayed some examples of recent works including the first of my Lancashire Plein Air series and some brand [...]

August 22nd, 2018|News|

Painting from Life at Southport Flower Show

I am delighted to announce that I will be exhibiting at Southport Flower Show 2018. Not only that but I am running a competition with the Flower Show to reward one lucky winner with the chance to have their portrait painted from life at this year's show! Win a Fine Art Portrait - Painted [...]

August 2nd, 2018|News, Portraits|

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