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Artfinder Art of the Day

Exciting to be Art of the Day on Artfinder! 

Reveal is the painting they have chosen to feature. I’ll be adding more paintings to the site soon, you can always send me an email if you are interested in a painting that is not yet added.


We want more pixels- but we want them now!

One of the problems with updating you from the studio is that when I come to see the photos later on my PC, they don’t look very good quality: the colours are muddier and the focus isn’t great. Here are some higher resolution photos of my latest painting (still no title as yet!) and the stages of the painting from today taken with my proper camera. In future I think I’ll wait to use the high quality images before posting- unless you like the immediate approach. (I share photos from the studio on Instagram so you can always see them at vividlyvivowen ) Let me know what you think!

Completed painting: oil on canvas 40 x 40 x 3cm


Underpainting: burnt umber, prussian blue, chrome yellow, alizarin crimson, titanium white13Aug17 1

Second layer: continued same day13Aug17 2






Okay ready…

Had an interesting email chat with Wonderstreet about easels, they contacted me because of my previous post (still on the easel).  You can read their article here

Happy to have a fresh start today – and my lightweight telescopic easel came in very useful as I had to move several times because of the sun!

In other news, I have some drawings in the Unit 9 group sketchbook project ‘Sketch it Out’ at South Square Gallery, Thornton on now. I don’t have installation photos yet, so here’s a drawing from my visit to The Hepworth Wakefield earlier this week :

The next exhibition to include my paintings is the Original 200 show at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield starting in September. More details on the website exhibitions page. I hope to have more to share soon.


Several things to update you on! Firstly, delighted to see one of my paintings in her beautiful home.  (Thanks to Lisa Gray at FLUX exhibition):

Back in the studio today, some more progress:

Exhibitions: some of my drawings are in the Sketch it Out exhibition at South Square Gallery: a project with members of Unit 9 to exchange ideas and techniques by a sketchbook relay.

I’ve had confirmation of acceptance for another exhibition,  more details soon.

And to close, here’s the limited time offer from Artfinder


Latest painting completed during Artwalk Wakefield last week. Now titled ‘Happenstance’. 40 x 40 x3 cm oil on canvas.

Preparing for two exhibitions in October and November in London. Full details soon. 

Back in the studio

Have been intermittently painting due to the holidays. Progress on both paintings:



Exhibition news: “On Track” continues through June at Blue Moon Cafe, Sheffield. The Dot at Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London is in October and I hope to have another date confirmed soon.

On Track in Sheffield

A few photos of my solo show “On Track” at Blue Moon Cafe in Sheffield through May and June
Pop in if you can.