Thursday 21 February 2013

Royal Crescent Progress Pt.2

I'm still painting it! The sky packs more punch and the Royal Crescent houses are starting to emerge from the shadows.

Monday 18 February 2013

Royal Crescent Progress

I have recently started a mammoth watercolour painting of the Royal Crescent, Bath. It is so big my stretcher board is a 6ft door. Every once in a while I shall post photos so you can see the gradual progression of my painting.  

Friday 15 February 2013

BBC Wiltshire, The Sue Davies Show

I've just found out I am going to be interviewed LIVE by Sue Davies on BBC Wiltshire Radio Monday 18th Feb 2.45pm. You can listen to the show on the BBC iplayer under local stations.

Cripes, wish me luck!

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Public Finance Cover 'One Nation?'

Over a fortnight ago I created a cover for Public Finance magazine. The Art Director, Gene Cornelius asked me to execute his concept based on a letterpress design, which I gladly did. In the end I did lots of different versions and learnt a lot in the process. Below you can see the illustration that was used and some of the other designs.

This was a fantastic job to work on and the cherry on the cake is being highlighted in Cover Junkie, you can view the page here.

I hope to get more jobs like this in the future because it's great fun to experiment with printing inks.

Thursday 7 February 2013

My New Studio

I might not have posted in a while but I do have a good reason. Over the past month I have been moving into my new studio at the Pound Arts Centre (Studio 2), Pound Pill, Corsham, SN13 9HX. I am delighted with it, now I have more space than I've ever had with excellent lighting and heating thrown in. Not to mention it is part of a thriving arts centre in which I have already made new friends and contacts. But wait, here's the best bit, I'm open to the public every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday so if you are ever in the area just drop in and you can have a look at my current projects.

I am now able to offer private art tuition based in the studio. The tuition centres around what type of art the student wishes to pursue, I then help them to improve in that area and hopefully introduce a few new inspirations along the way. Tuition is available for all ages and abilities in a friendly and relaxed environment.