artist in nature

The River Greta series

Paintings on and around the River Greta in County Durham will form the basis of my next exhibition at Cotherstone Village Hall, Teesdale on 22 and 23 April 2017. This is an area I have lived in over a number of years, have wandered over almost daily and grown to love.

blue flash coal tit (iPad) woodcock passing scotchmans stone (heron) water-colour all the world's a stage turn one sand martin seclusion waxwing winter dipper coal tit cold haven moss woodcock quiet protector meeting-of-the-waters under yew rock 1 - dipper rock 3 - swallow

The period over which it has taken me to paint these pictures, spans an evolution in my work, which I regard as being perhaps the most important I have undergone, gradually moving away from my illustration roots to trying to express the fleeting glimpse or moment experienced in nature and time.


Looking forward to the weekend - well if I can finish all my work in time!

20 Apr 2017


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Born in North Yorkshire and brought up in Derbyshire, I trained initially as a land agent, only during professional life to become interested in painting the natural world. This led to studying Scientific Illustration - graduate work featuring in Images 11 the Best of British Illustration 1986 - and employment in the scientific and advertising sectors.

After a few years of freelancing, I returned to land and heritage management - being involved in large scale award winning conservation and historic house schemes - whilst concentrating on painting natural subjects.

I have an MSc in Natural Resource Management, an MSc in Geographical Information Systems and am proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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