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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Finally, I can unveil this oil sketch to you, an oil sketch of a building – a first for me and one that I am extremely proud of.  This is the Clothworkers Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds. The sketch was commissioned by The University of Leeds, specifically: Gabrielle Wright (Alumni Relations Assistant), for Gillian – pictured receiving the […]

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Our Guardian Angel, a pencil drawing commissioned by my Mum for my Dad, as a present to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary. It’s a perfect subject, perfectly entitled by my Mother, the number of times Dad has been there to save the day… I am very happy to have been able to draw such a special piece of […]

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Yorkshire Artist Makes History – A big title – I know, so I guess you are wondering what I have done.  Well, you will remember I completed a portrait of the previous Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Professor Michael Arthur, back in 2014.  On Friday (26/02/16) I went to see the portrait which […]

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I began giving Aleksandra, a GCSE student, portrait painting lessons in September 2015.  I think it is important for the younger generation to learn the oil painting techniques of the old masters, such techniques are not widely used in the art world anymore and I think it shows in the quality of work out there […]

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You’ll remember a News article called Yorkshire Artists at York Open Studios that I posted on here back in April, and under the subtitle: Talented Young Artist, I described how I had met an exceptionally talented young lady, but I couldn’t remember her name, she hadn’t got in touch, etc, etc, you get the picture… WELL, Anna, contacted […]

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Hello! I am back! Since May I have been exceptionally busy but now I have finally found the time to update my website. Over the next 10 weeks I am going to be posting one News article per week to inform you of all the exciting things I have been up to… First post: Artist and Designer. Back in May […]

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