Recent Artwork

As a multi disciplined artist, my work is very varied however, a common thread, running through most of my artwork, is enviromental issues and the human condition relating to sustainability. Even on plein sketching trips, I will collect found objects and materials found littering woods and streets. Recently, I have extended my practice, researching and incorporating other methodologies such as digital and printed media to journal my walks and collecting. This is in addition to my painting, assemblages and sculpture. Many of my sculptures and furniture are created from metal found objects, recycled engine parts and scrap metal.

Below is some of the recent art I have created but you can also visit my art blog where I regularly post about finished work and work in progress.

And if you like what you see, or would like to commission a work, then please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your requirements.

Willow Cove, South Devon, seascape

Willow Cove, South Devon

Oil on triple primed cradled birch plywood

This painting depicts the stunning Devon landscape along the South West Coast Path, looking back from just above Compass Cove towards Willow Cove. The path, I walked and documented from Stoke Fleming to Dartmouth, took me through National Trust land of cliffs and secluded coves.

40cm x 60cm

Along Cleveland Way, seascape

Along Cleveland Way

Oil on triple primed boards

I painted this after a walk along a section of the Cleveland Way that took me along the cliffs and then down into Scarborough. I used broad brush strokes and a palette knife to capture the moody sea and sky.

12 x 16.5 inches

Morning walk, West Runton to Cromer and back, seascape

Morning walk, West Runton to Cromer and back

Oil on triple primed boards

I never tire of visiting and painting the Norfolk coastline and, once again, this late spring walk lifted my spirits.

12 x 16.5 inches


Norfolk Seascape, West Runton

Calm After the Storm - West Runton Beach

Oil on canvas

After a stormy night camping at East Runton, I rushed out the following morning along the cliffs towards West Runton beach to capture the scene as the sea calmed and clouds gave way to a beautiful new day.

45 x 60 cm


Seascape, sunset over the evening tide

Sunset Over the Evening Tide

Oil on canvas

I painted this alla prima, using broad brush strokes and a palette knife to capture the stunning evening sunset as the tide came in.

45 x 60 cm

Cornwall seascape

Morning Walk Along The Beach

Oil on canvas

A lovely morning walk along Gwithian beach, Cornwall as the tide goes out.

45 x 60 cm

Fenland landscape oil painting

Walk Along the Lode

I painted this fenland landscape after an early winter walk from Lode to Bottisham Lock, just as the sun started to set. For this oil painting I used limited palette of high quality oil paints on an artist quality braced canvas.

Oil on canvas, 36 x 28 inches

Read more about the painting and view work-in-progress

Printed Covid-19 art journal

Converging Time printed journal

Plastic Eating Microbe - created from found objects and materials

Plastic Eating Microbe

Plastic Eating Microbe, found objects and materialsollected whilst sketching at Lamas Land, Cambridge and Paradise Nature Reserve. This includes, plastic packaging, a car gasket, foil and an old plimsoll.

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