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Staying at Home

Staying at Home

I always paint for exhibitions. My show at Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery finished in February and Johnny Messum had just offered me a show in London in November. I was panicking a bit. This was a short lead time to come up with fifty top-drawer works. I had also just finished my artist’s residency at Stonyhurst College and was gearing up for an exhibition there. I’d had the work photographed, the catalogue was being put together and the paintings (30 oil sketches of college life) were on their way to the framer.

Then COVID-19 arrived, and our lives began to change dramatically . . .

Snow in Bath!

Snow in Bath!

It was forecast snow for Friday morning all last week. I told the kids it’d be a snow day. It started falling Thursday evening – Ella’s birthday. It fell and it fell. I was up predictably in the dark. The hairdresser’s lights were on at the end of St James’s Street....
Book Signings and Talks

Book Signings and Talks

I’ve got some events lined up over the coming weeks to promote my new book of Bath Paintings.

It’s likely we’ll add one or two before Christmas, so do revisit this page from time to time.