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Lune Year Paintings

Update: The paintings are for sale here. My exhibition ‘Lune Year’ opens next Saturday at Halton Mill – a series of paintings and drawings of the River Lune since last December, after Storm Desmond. I thought it might be nice to put them all online as a gallery. So here they are 🙂 or rather, this …

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Inky Cats

Probably the most fun I’ve had with my art classes for a while! We spent much of last week drawing cats in ink. I love how expressive ink is, particularly Quink ink. As long as you apply enough water first, it does a lot of the work for you, conveying the fluffiness of their fur …

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Doon The Water

Here are a few sketches from over the summer. I’ve been sailing, (doing my Day Skipper course, with Scotsail based at Largs on the Firth of Clyde, who I really recommend). I forgot to take any Paynes Grey or blue watercolour paint, other than Cerulean (sky blue). Most of the landscapes I saw were either …

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Skipton Art in the Pen

I’ve just spent the weekend at Skipton Art in the Pen. Here’s a couple of photos of me in my cattle pen 🙂 I would love to share lots of shots of some of the other stalls but sadly barely got a chance to see any of it. Lots of very enthusiastic visitors though. Many …

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Summer, River Lune

This oil painting is part of my series, Lune Year. I’m painting the river every month since the big floods last December. I’m planning to exhibit them as a series to coincide with the anniversary of the biggest flood, on December 5th. Which might be slightly tempting fate.

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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