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. http://www.whitbyartnet.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org