If you’re interested in attending one of my workshops, the next event will be held at North Shore Health Acadamy, Stockton on Tees.

12ACM743 – Art for All – One Day Workshop
Course details:Dates: 27-Jul-2013 – 27-Jul-2013
Places Available: 11
Times: 0930 to 1600
Location: North Shore Health Academy, TS20 2AY (map)

The following termly fees apply to this course:

Tuition Fees: £26.00

My lovely blog award

Val has been kind enough to give my blog and several others an award It’s called (for short) The ‘No Rules’ Blog Award.

Here are the others and thank you Val.

The Hungry Mouse

Partial View

I’m Just Sharing

Ramana’s Musings

I Choose How I Will Spend The Rest Of My Life

The Village

David Goldstein

Lessons From Teachers and Twits

Colder Weather

Coming East.

Townie Blog

Wondering Rose

FS Photography

Child of the Moon


Big Happy Nothing

Mostly Bright Ideas


Sketchbook Project

Just received my sketchbook for ‘the sketch book project’. Can’t wait to get started, plus I’d love to see how others are progressing with their own books.

Natural England- NorthEast Events 2010

The list below provides details of events being held on National Nature Reserves in this region during 2010.

Whitby ArtNet

I’m really pleased to say that Whitby ArtNet have accepted me into their fold. Whitby ArtNet is a self funding, non profit making organisation, established by a group of Whitby artists to promote the awareness and practice of the arts in and around Whitby. This charming town, with its numerous historical connections and proximity to both moors and coast, has long provided inspiration to artists. I’m proud and honored to be a part.

My first post

High Force

Well here it is, my first post on my new blog. I’m an artist living in the North East of England. Two of my passions are painting and the North Pennines. By combining them both, I have a hobby that’s seems to be slowly turning into a full time career.

After leaving art college in the mid eighties, I’ve spent the past 25 years working in advertising as a designer/art director. I enjoy my work but also enjoy spending as much of my spare time painting in the  North Pennines.

I work mostly in watercolours, inks and acrylics. Over the years my style has changed, becoming very loose, almost impressionistic. Click on any of the images for a larger picture. Influences include; Heaton Cooper, Norman Cornish, the Glasgow Boys and many others.

I hope by starting this blog, I might in time build up a community of like minded people who enjoy painting and drawing in the outdoors. Perhaps even sharing the occasional tip or two! All of the paintings you see on this blog are for sale (except those of my children). Some of the originals may already be sold. Even so, I have a limited number of prints available, all reproduced on ‘Bockingford watercolour paper’. They offer an affordable alternative to the originals and will include my personal signature and print number. Please email me at: