Lake District

High Stile Range from Lanthwaite Green

After quite a number of years without usable ‘studio’ space to call my own, this painting was an exercise in logistics to carry out! The subject was no problem. Being a commission, I had spent some time exploring the area in the North Lakes where Red Pike, the mountain I had been asked to paint, was… Continue reading High Stile Range from Lanthwaite Green

June Hedgerow

This painting is one of a series of works carried out at Bank Ground Farm, Coniston, Cumbria, the inspiration and location of “Swallows and Amazons”, by Arthur Ransome, and rumour has it that the author actually began writing it when sitting in the farm lounge! Although the lovely hedgerow may well not look the same,… Continue reading June Hedgerow

Hedgerow Grasses

Another image from the Bank Ground Farm series. This time painted in the studio.… Continue reading Hedgerow Grasses

The Field

It’s not often that a location painting flows off the palette so easily and quickly, but I remember enjoying the experience so well!… Continue reading The Field

High Stile Range from Lanthwaite Green

This was the end result of a commissioned piece taking quite a while to complete, painted on canvas in acrylic in the studio, from references including photographs and sketches made on location. Numerous obstacles presented themselves, not least being the imposition of a total ban of countryside visitor footfall during the foot and mouth epidemic!… Continue reading High Stile Range from Lanthwaite Green

Meadow’s Edge

Flushed with success after painting my first flowers on location in gouache, I tried this one!… Continue reading Meadow’s Edge