How about this for an exciting idea – The Art Safari Cookbook!! Yes, we're writing a cookbook – featuring all[...]
Corona has turned my life upside down. It was a roller-coaster of emotion when everything first ground to a halt. We had to unpick sooo many plans. Three tours had just come to an end, and thankfully most of our guests were back in their[...]
I’ve embarked on a year-long project with other Gloucestershire artists to document a particular nearby spot or object. I’ve chosen the only tree in my garden (a silver birch) which I’m recording in many different ways in the form of a concertina book. My monthly[...]
Here in Shropshire I’m spending lockdown delivering my workshops live online and creating bite-size lessons for you to stream at home - it’s so exciting! So far I have recorded lessons to help build skills in drawing, brushwork, values, colour and various other painting methods[...]
Here in Worcestershire I have been working back through reference sketches and images from my Art Safari to Zambia last year. It is amazing how evocative the memory of a place and time becomes when viewed through sketches, it's almost like being there all over[...]
I am keeping myself busy in Zambia during this time painting although its taken me a while to get round to doing anything as my head's been all over the place since January. I've been down to the Lower Zambezi a couple of times, I[...]
I'm writing an in depth book on how to draw, to help build your sketching confidence and so that you don't have to try and remember everything I've said after one of my drawing workshops! I'm in Woodbridge, living on my boat on the river[...]
Fine here during lockdown in Hertfordshire.. I'm very focused on the book which is coming on well and with one month to go it looks more like a book now. 10 big paintings to do for it so I'm flat out. I come up for[...]
So here in Aberdeenshire.…..the cancellation of all exhibitions and the closure of all the galleries for the foreseeable future means that I have had time to play with some other ideas that I have wanted to do for ages. For example, I have been working[...]
Being studio-bound is not such a bad thing! I am exploring my surroundings near my house in Surrey, challenging myself with unfamiliar subjects. I painted by wheelbarrow the other day. I'd been gardening and sat down for a coffee with Lyn and thought ah, that[...]
We were due to be in the Galapagos in May 2020, but the corona virus made travel and tourism seem frivolous as well as impossible.
We have rescheduled our Galapagos 2020 tour to next year: Darwin’s Islands July 2021.
There are still spaces to join this small group to the most interesting archipelago in the world.
I swam right over these rays… and painted them later from memory.
See stories and pictures from what we’re up at the moment.