Mr and Mrs Dhura’s son, Amondeep, commissioned me to make this double portrait as a thank you present for his parents on the occasion of his marriage. I didn’t meet Mr and Mrs Dhura until the wedding day so I worked from a photograph supplied by Amondeep, a Science teacher in a nearby school. I [...]

I saw Marillion in concert a few times during the 1980s; at Hammersmith Odeon, Glastonbury Festival and at St. Andrew’s Hall in Norwich, just around the corner from the Norwich School of Art building. I took my Olympus OM1 SLR camera with me to the gig and took a series of photos from quite close [...]

During my summer exhibition at le Frog in 2015 I met Laurent who runs the Marché Montagnard restaurant in Chantemerle. Laurent has a fine appreciation of “Beaux Arts” because his grandparent’s house was near to Monet’s home in Giverny. He also has great taste in wine and food! I was delighted when Laurent asked me [...]

I was delighted when Dee Teychene and Xavier Teychene, owners of Le Frog bar restaurant invited me to exhibit my work at their establishment during the summer of 2015. What a beautiful venue to savour refreshing drinks, fine cuisine and some Art too! Oh and did I mention there’s a swimming pool too? Le Frog [...]

I’m always delighted to exhibit my Serre Chevalier paintings and my book at this annual event organised by the Office du Tourisme annd Serre Chevalier Vallee. It’s great to see what other artists, craftspeople and writers have been producing. There are always so many interesting people to talk to on both sides of the table [...]

After spending days and weeks in the Life Room at Norwich School of Art producing “academic” nudes, Stephen and I decided we would prefer to paint some of our friends (with clothes on!). So we took it in turns to pose for each other in the mornings. Stephen was one of the youngest and most [...]

This quick drawing is part of a series of drawings that I did at the Atelier Intercommunal des Beaux Arts in Briançon in November 2015. It was just a few days after the massacre at the Batalan club and the other terrorist atrocities in Paris on Friday 13th November. A number of young women, who [...]

This drawing was made during an evening class at Berkhamsted School, Hertfordshire. I tried to keep this drawing very simple with dramatic shadows. I’m pleased that I didn’t overwork the hair, or the features. This would be the perfect study for a painting or sculpture of a mermaid, a theme which I explored further in [...]

This charcoal drawing was made in the celebrated “Life Room” on the ground floor of Norwich School of Art. The building is situated in George Street, on the banks of the river Wensum. Fanny, the model, kept this demanding pose for hours on end… a true professional. I really enjoyed the tuition I received from [...]

Foundation Art Course, Harrow College of Higher Education 1982-3. Charcoal pencil and chalk on pastel paper. Barry the model was a lorry driver by day, apparently.

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