The Experience of Collected Shells Project: Initial Drawings February 2023

I started a project inspired by the early cabinets of curiosities / wonder rooms using shells that I had collected and drawing by touch, blind contour drawings, etc... techniques...

Exhibiting at Beverley Art Gallery’s 23rd Annual Open Art Exhibition 2022 to 2023

This is my painting 'Submerge' being exhibited at the 23rd Annual Open Art Exhibition 2022 - 2023 at Beverley Art Gallery.

The Pros and Cons of Submitting to an Open Exhibition

Read this pros and cons list for submitting to open exhibitions to help you to decide if they are the right option for you and what to consider if you are thinking of submitting to one.

Acrylic Landscape Painting on a Black Solid Underpainting

Starting with a solid black underpainting, see this landscape painting of rural Cambridgeshire fields take shape.

The Far Away: Exploring Abandoned Virtual Environments

The Far Away, DreamWorld North was one of the first places I stumbled upon when I returned to Second Life in 2021 to explore abandoned places, isolated landscapes, the old and decaying and forgotten corners of virtual worlds as part of a cyber-landscape art project I’d been thinking about...

A Guide to Blind Contour Drawing

Learn what blind contour drawing is, how it can help you improve your own artwork and follow a step by step guide to start your own blind contour drawing.

Reflections on Exhibiting at the Ferens Art Gallery’s Open Exhibitions 2002 and 2022: Would I Submit Work Again to an Open Exhibition?

This blog reflects on exhibiting at the Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2002 and 2022 and considers whether I would submit work to an open exhibition again.

Praying Mantis Character Illustration Work: From Initial Contour Drawing to Final Illustrations

This blog shows my finished illustrations in mixed media (Oils and pencil) that came from a rough contour sketch of a praying manta character in a sketchbook that I drew years ago