Thursday, October 07, 2010


Hi, I thought I would post a few images from my current show. This is especially for those who cant make it to Edinburgh for one reason or another. The show looks good. Well spaced, with lots of light, and this current collection will not be seen again in its entirety. The show finishes on the 12th of October and I really recommend you take a gander.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Is that a watercolour?

Shadow boxer- Cuba, watercolour on collage, UF- 59 x 46cm

the start of shadow boxer


Occasionally standing in front of my paintings I am confronted by that question. Even standing peering at the image, I am surprised and delighted that the viewer cant quite ascertain how its been produced. Perfect! I wouldn't want to produce an image that can be easily picked apart.

The two images at the top reveal how i build up the surface before adding drawing, then watercolour.

Its a long and laborious job, with lots of tiny brushes, but the effect is worth it! Well, I have to believe that, or I wouldn't be able to justify the pain and long hours at the easel to myself .

I shan't reveal anymore than that.