Category Archives: Inspirations

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.



Drawing Rosie

I spent a day drawing… just Rosie the whippet and me. These are quick drawings, working towards a painting, and finding what lines make up Rosie.

She has a beautiful head and great posing ability.

Click on one of the drawings to start a slideshow. To end the slideshow click on the X in the top left corner.

Curbar Gritstone Edge, Derbyshire

Curbar Gritstone Edge, Derbyshire

Curbar Gritstone Edge, Derbyshire, acrylics on canvas.

An autumn walk along Curbar Edge, a few miles from my studio, looking for patterns and warmth in the landscape.

Gritstone Edges and the Flashmob Hens

Inspiration on my doorstep: Gritstone Edges, Derbyshire. Acrylics on canvas, 80 cm x 80 cm.

Flashmob Hens. Acrylics on paper, 95 cm x 81 cm (37 in. x 32 in.).

Millersdale and Nellie Lale

A walk in Millersdale, Derbyshire. Acrylic on canvas, 91 cm x 76 cm (36 in. x 30 in.).

Of course there are some who prefer relaxing to walking… meet the latest addition to my family, Nellie Lale.

Tango and the Derbyshire Winter

Tango inspired painting is a new theme for 2012


This painting was inspired by the changing winter colours as I travelled through the Derbyshire countryside to visit the company that does such a wonderful job of framing my work. These journeys gives me time to look and begin to form ideas of how next I will paint my local landscapes.


A beautiful tango

Geraldine Rojas and Javier Rodriguez dance to Agustín Bardi’s Gallo Ciego, played here by Osvaldo Pugliese’s orchestra.