Sooner and Later

Very pleased to be back in the studio: a bit more progress on the latest painting…


As for the sooner, I’ve made more existing work available to you to buy via Artfinder. In particular, the entire Track series is now online. And as a thank you for reading my updates, here’s a discount code that’ll get you 25% off:




Sketchy Snaps

A big thank you to everyone who came to Artwalk Wakefield. Sketchy Snaps was so popular, I ended up drawing all evening, and everyone who came back bought their mini portraits! Here’s me with satisfied customer Tracy, some of my drawings and a photo of a photographer photographing a photographer photographing a photographer taking a portrait photo! It was a fun event and I hope to bring you news of more drawing based events soon… Daily Drawings year six continues as usual.

Sketchy Snaps at Artwalk Wakefield 

Something a bit different for Artwalk tomorrow. I’ll be exhibiting and drawing at the Cathedral Centre, Westmorland Street (next to The Raven pub). Thanks to Rachel Richardson @bobshaped for organising!

Fabulous FLUX exhibition

I was very lucky to be included in the FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts, London. Massive thanks to Lisa Gray and the FLUX team. My painting  ‘Click’ is off to her new home.  At the preview evening I was even ‘papped’ by What’s on London whilst having a look at the Cosmic Latte Lullaby installation by Sally Buchanan! Here are a few photos:


Thanks to Linda Lipinski for the pic of me with my work.

Full album on Flickr

More information to come about the special event I’m doing for Artwalk Wakefield on 26 July.


Portraits – 4 artists 

Very pleased to be one of the artists in this new exhibition at The Bureau Centre for The Arts, Blackburn. Here are a few installation shots. See the show proper from Thursday until 22 July. 

Artists: Francis Charlton, Dannyink, Steve McCracken, and Viv Owen. 

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‘Mini Masterpieces’ and new work

The two small paintings are now complete, I’m delighted that they will be included in FLUX exhibition at Chelsea College of Art in London in July. Full details to follow soon. Started a new painting at the usual size. Photos below.


Reflect – 6″ square


Shine – 6″ square


Underpainting – 40 x 40cm