Monday, October 19, 2009

Charity Fundraising

I have recently participated in a Charity Auction to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital. This is one of my watercolour paintings that I donated, and a flurry of bidding activity towards the end resulted in nearly £820 being raised. My thanks are due to the generous bidders in support of this worthy cause.

I now need to buckle down and start painting ready for next years round of exhibitions. I also undertake commissions, so if you may be interested just give me a shout. No obligation or high pressure selling.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Competition win

In addition to my artwork I also take a lot of photographs, apart from providing source material for my paintings they are pleasant images in their own right. I submitted a few for the Wildlife Trust photographic competition, and one of my images won the Reserves category and also came 3rd overall.

Depicting Brent Geese coming in for a landing it means I shall be off to the prize presentation next week.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

A New Miniature painting

I've just completed this miniature watercolour painting which will be one of my entries in a forthcoming exhibition. Life has been busy hence the lack of regular updates to this blog, something I hope to rectify shortly.


Friday, August 14, 2009

More paintings sold

Well since my last post when I mentioned the sale of a railway painting to the USA, I have sold three further paintings two acrylics and a watercolour at the 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society. I've also been busy photographing the abundant butterflies that seem to be around this year.

This is one of the paintings sold.


This is one of the butterflies, a Brimstone.


I need to update my website where of course you can find more of my paintings.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Another Seascape

This painting has been languishing on my board since it was initially stated as a demonstration piece at a local Art Society. I have now got round to finishing it, more in desperation ready for the exhibition. I have a purchaser for onbe of my railway paintings and that was going to be shown. Additionally I seem to have lost another painting, I can't find it anywhere, and have no record of it being sold, so it is a complete mystery. Absent minded artist seeks inspiration!


Friday, June 05, 2009

A new acrylic seascape painting

Well it's been a busy few weeks and sad to say I have rather neglected my posts on here. To atone for my failure in this respect, this is the latest acrylic seascape painting that I have just finished. I shall probably exhibit this in my main Summer exhibition at the beginning of August.

Surf Shore (c)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Another watercolour painting sold

I had a successful sale at another exhibition a few days ago, a beach scene.
Quiet Beach - watercolour (c)

I need to get down to finishing some new work ready for the summer exhibition, which I suspect will arrive with undue haste, what I want to know is where does all my time dissapear, answers on a postcard please.