Thursday, 31 March 2011

New Born Lamb sketch

Here's the first of a series of sketches inspired by a recent vist to Lambing Sunday. Tried to capture the youth and cuteness of this new born lamb as simply as possible. Here I've used pencil and blue biro, the biro is used to provide the finishing lines having first established the tonal areas with loosely defined pencil shading.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

More inspiration...

These three new born lambs had escaped their field at the Lambing Sunday at Bicton College near Exmouth in Devon and went off to explore the daffodils. Rest assured they were safely returned to the confines of their field shortly afterwards. Lambing Sunday at Bicton is well worth a look, beautiful scenery and grounds and lots of amusing animal antics to observe! :-)

Thursday, 17 March 2011


Most of my recent paintings are inspired by my travels around the Westcountry. I usually take plenty of photos and / or sketches to provide reference material. Here's a shot of a beautiful blue sky taken at Dawlish Warren! :-)

Dawlish Warren Blue Sky postcard

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Press Coverage

Exhibition of paintings at the Tavistock Art Gallery recently got mentioned in the Tavistock Times Gazette and also featured by the BBC here.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

New blog and store: Strictly Dance Fun

Here's the latest cartoon of the day, a couple of classic rock and roll dancers in yellow. These dance cartoons are proving popular so I'm launching a new blog called StrictlyDanceFun along with a new store that focuses entirely on my dancing art. They are both at the embryonic stage at present but I will be adding new designs and products regularly.