After a kind mention of my work by New Lights Shortlisted artist Karolina Szymkiewicz, I decided to return the favour.  I much admire the outstanding and unique work of Karolina, the way in which she captures movement is magical, and I was very pleased to have my portrait paintings exhibited near her drawings for the duration of both New Lights’ […]

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Sad to see the New Lights Exhibition come down at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.  Such a fantastic show, great range of talent included, and brilliant opportunity for emerging artists like myself.  Through the New Lights Art Prize, I have exhibited work in Harrogate at the Mercer Art Gallery and the UK’s largest commercial gallery (The Biscuit […]

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Being an Artist can become a lonely old business unless you do something alongside your daily practice to change that fact.  After stopping my voluntary work, teaching art to teenagers and young adults suffering from cancer, at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, I quickly realised I still needed a way of meeting people and a change from portrait […]

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Yorkshire Portrait Painter, Hannah Ostapjuk, received her first commission aged just 17 years old.  This was a portrait of the honourable and much loved Dr Hudson, previous head teacher of King James School, Knaresborough.  After being told, something to the effect of, ” first one back will be in with the chance of painting another three previous […]

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The New Lights Shortlisted Artists Exhibition will open in it’s second location, The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, on the 22nd January and will run until the 4th April 2014. I am extremely excited about seeing ‘Girl in the Flowered Dress’ on the walls of The Biscuit Factory as it is the largest commercial gallery in […]

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As an artist I welcome other artists, art students, or teachers, to contact me for help or advice regarding painting and the general practice of an artist.  Having gone through school and university myself and finding few willing to offer guidance; I decided to make it my duty to help others wherever possible. This past year in particular I […]

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