Friday, 31 July 2009

At Monument Metro

Reflections at Monument Metro station
Newcastle upon tyne in the pouring rain .

Thursday, 30 July 2009

No Fish Dad

Another of Jack, I take him fishing down to the river Tyne at corbridge, he uses the fishing as a excuse to paddle in the water, on this day he had caught no minnows and had just fallen in to a puddle so was quite down about all this.

16"x 12" Oil on Linen.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009


I have four sons, they have all been fascinated by creepy crawlies and terrified of Honey Bees !
12"x12" oil on linen

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Friday, 17 July 2009


All of my sons have at some point had a pet , whether it be a parrot or gold fish kids love animals, my son Christopher once had a hamster called Lenny , he named it himself , I always thought it was a great name for a Hamster, may make a interesting painting !This is another painting of Jack with our dog Charlie.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

The Great Escape

Kids can run,
This oil painting was taken from a photo i took of Jack running through the woods at the back of our house, sometimes he runs the whole distance of our walk, not stopping at all, some of it is up hill , all through the woods and he really does not stop , our walk must be two sometimes three miles.
At other times i have to carry him all the way but i dont mind ,after standing still painting all day, its a good work out.
I often wonder, when out walking with him, how far a three year old could walk in one go, i am starting to think its further than his dad can !.

Monday, 13 July 2009


This is the first painting of my son Jack with his Engine driver hat on .
The painting is my personal favorite, not just because of Jack but because its what im after , this is what I want to say "in paint" and the way I want to say it .
I called the painting Footsteps because it just seems right that a Father and son are walking in step with each other , there life together ahead.
I think there will be more to come of these paintings of a little boy

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Contemplation on the Wansbeck at Morpeth.

Another painting at morpeth Northumberland , the stepping stones over the river Wansbeck that runs through the centre of the town.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

My pal Colin

Colin is not a smoker by the way "unlike me", I have just painted another large version of this today but will wait until it is dry to add the waft of smoke .
I had no intention to give up smoking on this day, "the 8th" this note is added one week later "the 15th", I have not had a cigarette since painting this waft of smoke ! I have been smoking for 27 years !
Note : Still not had a cigarette 17/8/2009
Note : Still not had one 16/9/ 2009
Note : Still off them 23/1/2010
Note : Still not a single one 23/3/2010
Note : Not on your Nelly 8/9/2010

Fourty seven steps

Oil 13"x7"

Quick March

OIL 10"x 10"
I like painting these scenes viewed from above, I may do a large painting of this one in a week or two. Its a whole different ball game when your painting on a large scale, a lot of self confidence is required as you are on top of the painting and need to be painting from 20ft away to view it properly.
A good tip here is to paint with a large mirror behind you "as I always do" then you not only get the distance but see the piece in reverse which helps " Big Time"
Just using the title Quick March for now as I aint got the time to sit and think of one at the moment, not that I am busy selling hundreds of paintings ! just busy painting and trying to settle on a theme, thinking of paintings ahead !!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009


This is a painting of my good friend Colin,I first painted Colin many years ago, When I took a break from painting for a while I worked with him as a Landscaper, a very hard working man and he is the nicest bloke you could meet.