I had the pleasure of painting a wonderful portrait of North Yorkshire’s previous Vice Lord Lieutenant, Colonel Edward Christopher York. Colonel Edward York held the appointment of Vice Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire from January 2000 to February 2014.  In 2015 Edward was honoured with an OBE for services to charity. Edward and his wife, Sarah, play a huge […]

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A Yorkshire Artist Blog: If you can’t be cheeky while you are young then when can you be… As an Artist I spend my spare time building the confidence of young artists who have been knocked down by: teachers, parents, “friends”, bullies, etc. I do this because I know how it feels. I have spent my entire […]

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Traditional Oil Portrait Painting Techniques Art Workshops for pupils of St Aidans Church of England High School – this was fun! So here’s the thing, in this country we no longer teach: drawing, life drawing, portrait or painting techniques in mainstream education, not at GCSE, A-Level or even University. I think it is very sad because […]

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Art in schools is a subject close to my heart, for obvious reasons, the future of art in schools is looking quite bleak. Back in November (2016), I received this message: “…The Arts are currently being squeezed by the government in Britain using something called the EBAC and we need your help… Currently children in […]

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