Monday, 26 September 2011


Hi , I have just returned from The Original Art Shop in Preston where i met some really nice people as i did at Trentham , my trip to Castle Galleries in Chester and at Meadowhall last weekend was also very enjoyable, the response so far to the new prints is overwhelming , people can be so funny, i have had quite a laugh listening to some of the stories about kids in general and met some very interesting characters.
I brought home a little gift for Jack "Kerplunk" it was, but he didnt seem to interested in it and infact he hasnt even opened it up yet, i am hopeing he was just to tired as we all need a Kerplunk fix now and again "dont we" ?? !
I am at Bath and Exeter next weekend and am looking forward to that so pop along if you can , shown above is a recent oil painting entitled "Three Little Friends" which is one of the Originals sold at Chester last week .

Saturday, 10 September 2011


This Original oil entitled "Custard Cream" study(2) will be Auctioned at the popular Lifespan Charity Art Auction which returns to the Biscuit Factory Newcastle upon Tyne for its fifth year, on Thursday 6th October 2011.  Featuring works from many acclaimed artists including Antony Gormley, Jack Vettriano, Allexander Millar, Viz, Beryl Cook and many other artists, both local and national, the evening is set to be fun, with fast and furious bidding under the hammer of Auctioneer, Jim Railton.  Lifespan is a small local charity which brings ease and support to people with serious and life-threatening illness, and to family members and friends who care for them.
Their caring work is carried out by a small, dedicated, permanent and very experienced team who are able to offer continuity and flexibility to meet the patient and their family and carers needs.

Please see for more information.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


I have just returned from Birmingham where the new Autumn range of prints entitled "Making Memories" was released , one of the seven new prints is shown below "Theres something about you".  children take in more than we think , I like this picture because it shows the little boys quiet observation of what the little girl is doing as though he is trying to fathom her out, little does he know, he will spend the rest of his life trying to fathom them out and vice versa ! . The second picture shows Jack messing around as i was trying to photograph a recent oil painting, he was Six years old yesterday " Happy Birthday Jack ",  the third is a detail from a original painting of Ruby, there are a few that have been published of Ruby and two more of Lily and Grace due out at the end of October from Washington Green Fine Art Publishers.
I will be exhibiting at various Galleries from the end of this month so pop along and say hello if you can, here are the details of when and where they are.
Chester Castle Galleries Sat 17th Sept 12-3pm
Sheffield Castle Galleries Sun 18th Sept 1-4pm
Trentham Original Art Shop Sat 24th Sept 1-4pm
Preston Original Art Shop Sun 25th Sept 12-3pm
Bath Castle Galleries Sat 1st Oct 12-3pm
Bristol Castle Galleries Sat 2nd Oct 1-4pm .. ?
Newcastle Castle Galleries Sat 8th Oct 1-4pm
Glasgow Castle Galleries Sun 9th Oct 1-4pm
Yorkshire - Pocklington "Acorn Gallery" Sat 15th Oct 12-3pm
Essex "Chelmer Fine Art" Sun 16th Oct 1-4pm
Stratford Castle Galleries Sat 22nd Oct 1-4pm
Milton Keynes Castle Galleries Sun 23rd Oct 12:30-3:30pm
Kent Bluewater Castle Galleries Sat 29th Oct 1-4pm
York Castle Galleries Sat 5th Nov 1-4pm
Manchester Trafford Centre Castle Galleries Sun 6th Nov 2-5pm "Live Painting in Gallery"
Doncaster Limited 2 Art Sat 12th Nov 12-3pm
Wimbledon "Canvas Wimbledon" Sun 13th Nov 1-4pm
Norwich Castle Galleries Sun 20th Nov 12-3pm