The Poodle tree

I have been Artist in Residence for Hotham Park in Bognor Regis since October 2013. Some years have been more productive than others but I have made quite a few paintings and a lot of sketches during this time. Some trees become familiar friends and this huge Black Poplar sketched during our fortnightly Hotham park…

Bare Hazel tree

Since Christmas I have had a sort of painter’s block, if there is such a thing, and I have found it difficult to pick up my brushes but I saw this bare Hazel in the spring sunshine and was inspired to put it it on canvas. I started it months ago and its only now…

Keeping my eyes open

‘Have you got a muffin in each eye’ is what my dad would say when someone couldn’t find or see something and although that is a quaint way of putting it a lot of folk act just as though its true. Keeping their eyes open is one of the things I try to teach my…

Goodbye old friend

Yesterday as I wandered around the Park I visited one of my favourite places, a rather wild area with a very old Elderberry tree in it. On the way I noticed ┬áthe tree surgeons removing dead branches from tall trees. When I arrived to say hello to my tree I found it had been sawn…

Winding down

Cloudhopper Gallery is closed on Mondays so I have a day off but he exhibition runs for another week until 27th September.  Today I did something completely different, painted my studio floor