This piece, INTO ELYSIUM, has just won Highly Commended at the Black Swan Open exhibition in Frome .  I have several more multi-image pieces on the go at the moment and really enjoy working this way.

This week I have begun to work on a series of small oils for Somerset Art Weeks. So far I have begun five of them, none of which are finished. I am finding it quite difficult working in this medium again, using a combination of brush and palette knife. I am using a fast drying medium so that I don’t have to wait weeks for the thick paint to dry. I will post more as they continue ( I hope) to be resolved. They are based on hedgerows, wasteland and overgrown verges. Trying to convey the beauty and chaos of these sites is proving quite a challenge.


Well, it's all go again, getting work ready for Somerset Art Weeks, finishing various projects and have greeting cards and new business cards printed. It's been a really busy year do far, with no sign of it slowing down. Sales have not been good, but opportunities seem abundant so I guess that's something to be pleased about.