Completed poster illustration for Lemur Conservation Foundation

I’ve just finished my most recent illustration, a poster which shows the wildlife of Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve in Madagascar, a mountainous reserve in the north of the island with truly exceptional wildlife. My posters will be used around the park and in local schools. The poster was commissioned by Duke Lemur Center and the Lemur Conservation …

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Lune Year: Sycamore and Flood Grass

A short lived spell of warm sunny weather in the past few days has finally brought a touch of green to the trees. This sketch is of the brand new sycamore leaves opening, the grass from last December’s floods still wrapped tightly around the branches. Its mixed media; acrylic and pastel, on a watercolour background.

Spaces available on Tuesday and Wednesday morning art classes at Halton Mill

There is currently one space available on my Tuesday morning art class, and three spaces available on Wednesday mornings. The classes are from 10-12.30 and you can read more about them here.  The classes are open to anybody*, from complete beginners, to experienced artists. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch. …

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Wintry Watercolours available as Christmas Cards

My watercolour landscapes (and sheep-scapes) of NW England are now available as Christmas cards via my website shop.  These can be ordered as standard with the greeting ” Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year’, but you can also choose your own customised inside greeting.

Wintry watercolours

I really enjoyed painting these watercolours last week.  I love the colours of winter, (although I really dislike the darkness). Even into December there’s still autumn colour in the grasses on the moors, and in the remaining leaves which haven’t been whipped away. So far this autumn has been a really colourful one, we haven’t …

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Denmark Street, Lancaster

This painting shows the ginnel (alley) behind the street I used to live on. I went  there last week in the rain, for no particular reason other than I was nearby. I set myself the challenge of trying to paint, without exaggeration, the flat grey light of a grey street on a rainy day.  Dreich, to …

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Art classes September 2015, Lancaster

My art classes finish this week for a summer break, but will start again the second week of September. They are held at my studio in Halton, and at Williamson Park in Lancaster. You can read more about them here. Please contact me if you would like to join one of my classes.

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