Suspicious Circumstances – exhibition

You are invited to see my latest collection of paintings: “Suspicious Circumstances” which draws on my interest in true crime and what different people consider “suspicious”. I’m showing the paintings at Studio 18 in Stroud, as part of the Stroud Site Festival, and there will be other amazing works of art by other artists on… Continue reading Suspicious Circumstances – exhibition

Dale Vince, OBE

If you haven’t heard of Dale Vince, below is a very brief summary, which, if you know me at all, may well explain why he is the perfect subject choice for me.

Turning Point

Earlier in the year, during lockdown I made a painting that I felt was a turning point. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something unlocked in me – a joy in the act of painting that I don’t think I have really known before.

The Scientific Impact of Colour

This post looks at how human vision has evolved and the different wavelengths of different colours. It shows both the biology and the psychology of colours and the impact on humans.  How Humans have Evolved to see Colour It is only in the past decade that scientists have discovered how our vision has evolved by tracing back… Continue reading The Scientific Impact of Colour

The humble NHS portrait

A month ago today I put out a request on Facebook and Instagram for NHS workers to come forward for a free portrait.

Lockdown Drag Photoshoot

I am very lucky having such an amazing family to photograph.  Well, one of them anyway.  For those who haven’t already – meet the wonderful, Vince Ugly.  

Saturday afternoon art classes

I have started running Saturday afternoon classes near Stroud via Air BnB experiences.  For me it’s all about using reclaimed materials.  A class currently costs £27 per person inclusive of all materials, equipment and refreshments.  Here is more about what to expect! ABOUT THE CLASS You’ll be welcomed to the workshop with a hot or… Continue reading Saturday afternoon art classes

Art that Gives a Sh*t

Are you an artist that gives a sh*t about the environment?  Are you pissed off with plastic? Scared about what we have done to our oceans? Are you worried about cow farts and palm oil? Does your art practice reflect how you feel about waste / reliance on plastic / pollution / climate change /… Continue reading Art that Gives a Sh*t

1980s Bristol – music, art and demons

As I grew older, I slowly began to drift down the hill from my school to St. Pauls, and as a creative person, it sparked my neurons.  Houses were painted brighter colours, music was played louder, food smelt and tasted better, people laughed a lot and partied. It was a hell of an awakening.

Using creativity to heal – a portrait for a lost friend – Billy Abernethy-Hope

As an artist, it’s hard not to feel like you are being self-indulgent.  But creativity is not just a frivolous pursuit – carried out with love and sensitivity, it really can make a difference to people’s lives, and even in tragic circumstances help people be remembered for the shining lights they were.