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[...]
I have been making painting tutorial videos to share with everyone in lockdown. It's a learning process and hard trying to juggle being cameraman as well as artist at the same time. I've also been beavering away in sculpture studio making birdbaths and other sculptures....a[...]
I have been enjoying the unfolding spring from the saddle of my new bicycle and the soles of my new trainers. I moved to north Norfolk in late January so I have a whole new house and garden to explore - including the wren that[...]
I heard from a great friend who is now a well know cartoonist for the national papers. His days start at dawn, with briefs of the latest headlines for him to interpret and encapsulate into marvelous style of understated irony by the print deadline of[...]
I'm knee-deep in Roe Deer sightings here in Gloucestershire. There's at least seven individuals around, I can see them from my studio, but they're not appearing together so it's hard to know. Very distracting, but in a good way. ???? I've been writing a lot.[...]
I'm here at home in the Forth Valley, Scotland with the family. With plenty to do in the garden, we’ve made the most of the fine weather, and with unbroken views to the Trossachs and Highlands there has been, as ever, great opportunities to do[...]
Welcome to Art Safari's blog. I first took my watercolours to Malawi in 1991, where I was artist in residence on a scientific expedition which was following the footsteps of my ancestor and his more famous explorer colleague of 5 years, Dr David Livingstone. We[...]
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.