Vibrant Watercolours

I’m pleased to report that my new book Vibrant Watercolours: How to paint with drama and intensity is selling well. Picture above of my first happy customer!

You can get it from me for £14.99 plus postage, or find it on Amazon. It’s published by Search Press, ISBN 97817782212942.

Completed Heads




The first two images above are mixed media. The lower images is acrylic paint.

More Preparations for Painting



Preparations for a Painting

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Vibrant Watercolours DVD


The DVD Vibrant Watercolours, designed to accompany my book of the same title, is now available from me, from Amazon or via the publisher, Search Press.

Taking risks and making a glorious mess should remain part of your painting process, because it is from such results that you will find the next step in your thinking and in your painting. This DVD and the book are intended as guides to being ‘fearless’ about how you can use colour to create excitement in your paintings.


Lively Abstracts

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‘Lively Abstracts’ is the title of an illustrated article I wrote for the June issue of The Artist magazine. It’s out now so be sure to get your copy!

New Painting and Drawing Workshops

There is now a new 2017 painting and drawing workshops list available, covering the period from May to October. Click the link below for your copy:

Art Workshops 2017

Painting & Drawing Workshops 2017

Want to paint and draw in 2017? Please email enquiries to:

Ingleby Gallery Update


Preparations continue for my Vibrant Colour exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery. Above you can see ‘Off to Market’, a watercolour painting on paper.

I posted some brief information back in August, but as a reminder in case you missed it: the gallery is in Ingleby, Nr Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 7HW. The exhibition opens on Sunday 20th November and runs until Sunday 4th December.

Ingleby Gallery sits in the Trent Valley surrounded by open pastures extending to the river with ponds and ducks, a very rural setting with plenty of parking for visitors. Ingleby is a small hamlet with some of the cottages dating back to the 16th century.

The brick building housing the gallery was originally a shire horse stable, part of one of the working farms on Sir Francis Burdett’s Foremarke Estate. Built in the 18th century it has many of its original features, including hayrack and harness pegs.

Opening hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Saturdays and Sundays from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm. Do call in if you’re in the area!

Ingleby Gallery Exhibition

Forthcoming event… I have an exhibition of new work ‘Vibrant Colour’ at the Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby, Nr Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 7HW, from Sunday 20th November to Sunday 4th December.

The opening hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Weekends from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm. All welcome!