Peak District watercolour studies 2020

Here are some recent sketchbook watercolour studies that I made during a trip to the Peak District. The landscape was very inspiring; views from high up on the hills looking down and across into the distance, the light changing rapidly creating atmospheric conditions. It was a challenge to try and capture the mood in such a short space of time, definitely will be returning soon.










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Sock Gallery Winter Open Exhibition 2019

I am delighted to announce that one of my watercolours was accepted for the Sock Gallery Winter Open Exhibition 2019.   From 30th November- 11th January 2020.  Sock Gallery Loughborough Town Hall, Market Place, Loughborough LE11 3EB

Waterlogged Fields Leicestershire


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AiPS 88th Exhibition 2019

The AiPS  annual exhibition was held at the Menier Gallery  Southwark London for the 7th consecutive year. It was a very busy PV evening with many guests coming along to enjoy the show. Our Chairman Andrew Cooper opened the exhibition with Artist Mark Pearson presenting the awards.

I am pleased to announce that I was presented  with the CSIS Best Watercolour Award.





Here is the winning watercolour  ” Fragments of Light”




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Spring in Normandy 2019

It was a very good start to my stay in Normandy, the weather was warm and sunny perfect for Spring time.  The beautiful fresh colours of the landscape, bright vivid yellows of the rapeseed fields were magic to see. I was inspired and motivated by the vast and continuous landscape before me.  I made several watercolour sketchbook studies of the scenery around Les Aspres village and other areas.

I hope eventually to develop the paintings into larger works and experiment with the ideas using different mediums. Here are some of the studies below.








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New watercolours

Two  new watercolours I made  inspired by my recent trip to Iceland



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Fun Postcard Watercolour 2019

Fun postcard  of a watercolour that I finished today and posted off to  #TAE19  @twitrartexhibit  the title is   “Over the fields and far away  No 2 ” This year the charity supported is @artinhealthcare  The details are at   for those of you that are interested in participating; either buying in the sale online or making a fun postcard for the project to raise money for a good cause.



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Merry Christmas

Here is one of my photographs below that I took earlier this year on a visit to Sweden and Finland. I would like to thank you all for your support it is very much appreciated and wish you all,

A Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year 2019


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Open Exhibition 2018/19

I recently submitted three watercolours to the East Midland Open 29 Exhibition who support artists that live within the region. There were over 900 works submitted, 250 were accepted to be exhibited in  “The Peoples Exhibition Open 29”

I am very pleased to announce that all three of my watercolours were accepted for the exhibition at  New Walk Museum & Art Gallery  from 15th December 2018- 2nd February 2019.

The Peoples Exhibition Open 29

New Walk Museum& Art Gallery

53 New Walk, Leicester  LEI 7EA


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AiPS Exhibition 2018

Again the AiPS members were back at the Menier Gallery for the 6th consecutive year. It was our annual exhibition where we came together to showcase our work. I was very pleased to be a part of this very exciting and diverse exhibition.  Andrew Cooper Chairman of the Society made the opening speech and introduced this year’s Judge Artist Tom Cox who presented the awards.  Artists in Public Service



Some of the photographs taken on the eveningthumbnail-2.jpeg



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Inspired by Landscape 2018

Inspired by the lovely autumn colours, the natural environment, seasons and the beautiful countryside of Leicestershire.


A new series “A line of Trees”  View looking over the landscape at sunset.



Watercolour I made inspired by a walk along a pathway leading into a forest and woodland around Charnwood, National Forest, Leicestershire.


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