March 18, 2019

Two years ago, I created a digital piece called "This Way and That", a colourful image showing a silhouetted couple walking down a lane towards a sunset in a typical Cumbrian setting. It was printed in a small A5 size and put into Cherrydidi in Keswick. For the first y...

December 28, 2018

It's hard to relax at Christmas when your favourite pastime is doing your work but in this instance I've chilled out by doing what I prefer most of all - using graphite pencils. I have, however, included a little colour seeing as I have a pile of pencils at hand.

It's r...

November 19, 2018

I've been working quite hard on new colour pencil works specifically for the new Cherrydidi outlet in the lovely lakeland town of Ambleside. It seems that the clientele there are more interested in original work so I've produced these drawings to hopefully appeal to th...

September 23, 2018

Continuing my self teaching in colour pencils, I undertook this work of imagination to push myself in how much I can get out of pencils. It's become apparent that most colour pencil artworks are very detailed and quite light in their approach whereas I want to be bolde...

September 6, 2018

I must admit, I had a bit of an artist's block over the summer but as the first whiff of autumn air appeared over the horizon I had a small burst of inspiration and came up with two new digital works in a couple of weeks.

First was a strongly autumnal affair, "Tranquili...

July 31, 2018

 While digital paintings are fun to work on, I do miss the the feel of working with pencils on the textures of different paper. I can also sit where I like whilst drawing as opposed to being stuck at a computer for the duration of the piece, so I have taken a break fro...

September 21, 2017

Some months ago, I was asked by Penguin Publishers to take some photos of the recently decorated Wemyss Bay Station with its a beautiful Victorian vaulted iron roof. They'd had a photo by someone else but it was in the old colours, so they needed an update and I gladly...

September 9, 2017

I'm often amazed just how few people understand what digital art really is. It's not the first time that someone has wanted to buy the original of a digital print so I thought I would give some explanation here. As the saying goes, there's many ways to skin a cat, and...

August 28, 2017

I have been a freelance artist since 1992 which is quite a long time now that I think of it. Over the years I have produced original drawings and paintings, created painted glass windows, spent a good number of years painting murals and Trompe L'oeil in houses, restaur...

June 28, 2017

Aware that people prefer colour pictures to black & white, I have taken my pen drawing of the red squirrel at Derwent Water and have recreated it in colour using digital art software. I've shown here the before, during and after. This should hopefully be more popular,...