Sunday, 21 February 2010

Beginnings and Endings

The last commission is complete and I am trying to look forward to new artistic challenges.

More Snow!

But in this bleak ongoing winter season, full of endings of one kind or another, it’s hard to identify an appropriate path to follow.

Book cover design for The Easington Writers

(If you would like a copy of this book I illustrated, it is available through all good bookshops (ISBN 978-0-9564823-0-3) OR through AGNES FRAIN . Email her at

I am hoping to create much more personal images with something of the domestic in them, but of course, I don’t want to disregard this fantastic area of the country, of which I am so proud.

Dunstanburgh Castle (painting for sale)

So back to basics- a visual diary and lots of sketching.

Any inspirational ideas would be gratefully received!
How do readers of this blog overcome an artistic block?

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Thank You

I am so grateful to all of those people who attended my exhibition at the end of last year.
Photograph by Alan Marron.

My time since then has been a whirlwind of Christmas, commissions and schoolwork! Portraits are extremely intense things to work on, and a number of these have devoured great chunks of my days.

"The Naughton Boys"

With the last commission on the board, and half term fast approaching, it is time to venture forth and look to future artistic challenges.

Encouraged by the many constructive comments and ideas I have received, I am inspired to combine people, places, objects , and an element of the ordinary and the domestic. a tall order perhaps? Any thoughts would be most welcome.

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