Silk Gift For Her

Silk Gift For Her

22nd January 2021

  In December 2020, I received an exciting phone call from Andy who wanted a special anniversary gift for his wife. He had seen my painting of Hummingbirds and Hibiscus and it reminded him of their wedding in Antigua surrounded by beautiful flowers and wildlife. He decided that he would commission a painting as a […]

Silk Gift For Him

Silk Gift For Him

22nd January 2021

  In October 2020, I was contacted by a lovely lady called Deborah who wanted a special anniversary gift for a her husband. She liked my style of landscape painting but wanted something that would bring back happy memories and be a unique gift for him. We discussed various options for subject matter, size and […]

Special Birthday Gift

Special Birthday Gift

22nd June 2020

I was given these beautiful tulips as a special birthday gift by the long-suffering Mr G for my lockdown birthday in 2020. The intensity of colour just filled me with joy so I had to do a little painting of them. Would you like a special birthday gift for your loved one? Why not have […]

Remember the Redwings

Remember the Redwings

28th March 2018

Remember the Redwings, hand painted on silk, mounted to fit 40 x 40 cm frame With recent survey showing that children spend less time outdoors than prisoners and words like wren and conker recently excised from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, the wonders of the British countryside are fading from our national consciousness.

The Dive

The Dive

16th November 2017

I was recently luck enough to be commissioned to paint from a clients holiday photograph of a Blue-footed Booby diving into the sea in the Galapagos Islands.

Too Hot to Handle

Too Hot to Handle

1st August 2017

Too Hot To Handle, original silk painting, 60 x 80 cm framed size I’ve always loved the architectural quality of Red Hot Pokers and the beautiful gradation of colour on each and every petal.

Simply Landscape – Berkshire Landscapes

Simply Landscape – Berkshire Landscapes

24th February 2017

‘Simply Landscape’ Solo Exhibition Opening 2nd March in Maidenhead Having spent the past few months beavering away in the studio, I am pleased to announce the opening of my latest solo exhibition at the 124 Studios Gallery in the Nicholsons Centre, Maidenhead.

Caversham Arts Trail Demonstration

Caversham Arts Trail Demonstration

1st July 2016

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to see my silk painting demonstration at Caversham Arts Trail on the 7th May. Here is my completed painting ‘Showing Off’ 40 x 40 cm painted on chinese habotai silk.

Scenes in Silk – Whitchurch Silk Mill

Scenes in Silk – Whitchurch Silk Mill

1st July 2016

My latest exhibition ‘Scenes in Silk’ is now open at Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire. The exhibition is open 10.30am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday from the 28th June to the 24th July 2016. The exhibition features some of my work painted on silk woven at the mill (such as ‘Sunny Jays’ above) as well as […]

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 12 December’s Shining Star

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 12 December’s Shining Star

5th January 2016

December’s Shining Star, Original Silk Painting, Framed size 30 x 30 cm £95 including P&P – Limited Edition Prints Available What other flower could I possibly do for December but the wonderful hellebore. When everything else in the garden is looking pretty dull these little fellows pop up and show us their exquisite beauty. And […]

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 11 November’s Indoor Imitation

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 11 November’s Indoor Imitation

4th January 2016

November’s Indoor Imitation, Original Silk Painting, Framed size 30 x 30 cm £95 including P&P – Limited Edition Prints Available I felt the need for more flowers today. It’s something I want to practice as I find composition difficult with flowers. Although there wasn’t much I could find that blooms in November outside that inspired […]

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 9 September’s Apple Abundance

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 9 September’s Apple Abundance

2nd January 2016

September’s Apple Abundance, Original Silk Painting, Framed size 30 x 30 cm £95 including P&P – Limited Edition Prints Available – Buy Now Having done the plums yesterday, I couldn’t resist a little more fruit! The apple harvest from the tiny trees in our garden is never likely to result in the composition of an […]

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 8 August’s Plum Blues

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 8 August’s Plum Blues

1st January 2016

August’s Plum Blues, Original Silk Painting, Framed size 30 x 30 cm £95 including P&P – Limited Edition Prints Available – Buy Now Happy New Year everyone! A few years back when I didn’t have quite so many jobs and had a bit more time on my hands, we used to have an allotment with […]

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 7 July’s Wonderful Weed

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 7 July’s Wonderful Weed

31st December 2015

July’s Wonderful Weed, Original Silk Painting, Framed size 30 x 30 cm £95 including P&P – Limited Edition Prints Available – Buy Now Apologies to all you buddleia fans out (and I know there are hundreds of beautiful varieties) but the bog standard purple one is firmly a weed in my book. But what a […]

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 6 June’s Jolly Sailor

The Twelve Months of Christmas – Day 6 June’s Jolly Sailor

30th December 2015

June’s Jolly Sailor, Original Silk Painting, Framed size 30 x 30 cm £95 including P&P – Limited Edition Prints Available – Buy Now There’s nothing that heralds the beginning of summer like the emergence of the butterflies and the Red Admiral is one of my favourites. Seeing one always reminds me what wonderfully rich and […]