Sunday, 10 April 2022

Richmond Grandstand painting donated to Richmond Town Council



So pleased to see that my painting of Richmond Grandstand has been donated to Richmond Town Council. A really lovely article on this here:

https://www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/richmond-racecourse-painting-donated-to-town-council/






Saturday, 4 September 2021

Chapel Allerton Art Trail 3rd- 5th September 2021


Very pleased to be exhibiting in the Chapel Allerton Art Trail again. 
This time showing work in Armadillo Toys!



 






Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Richmond grandstand commission and Richmond walking books festival



At the start of the year I was commissioned by the Richmond Burgage Pastures Committee to illustrate Richmond grandstand. The grandstand was designed by the celebrated Yorkshire architect, John Carr, and is now in a very bad state of repair - virtually derelict. 

For my illustration I referred to old photographs and a previous 18th century watercolour depiction of the grandstand.

My illustration will be used for a new publication about the history of the grandstand and racecourse by Professor Mike Huggins. The book will be published shortly. My illustration will also be available for purchase as a Giclee print. More details to follow on both.

There are plans to raise funds to begin to renovate the building as is; to repurpose it for a new use.


 Richmond grandstand, North Yorkshire.




Richmond grandstand c 1891

Richmond grandstand c 1946


Current aerial view of the grandstand and the Zetland stand.




At the same time I was also asked to create an illustration for a fundraising leaflet for the Richmond Walking Books festival in September. Here are three 'walking books' endeavouring to climb that hill and reach their fundraising target!

Sunday, 27 December 2020

House portrait commission of Thurlow Road, Bristol


In December I was commissioned to paint a house on Thurlow Road, Bristol, a private commission for someone who had grown up there and whose mother was leaving the house after a very long time. This was a surprise Christmas present for the son. Watercolour & ink.

 

Monday, 7 September 2020

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail September 2020





It was a pleasure to exhibit some of my work in The Little Bookshop as part of the Chapel Allerton Arts Trail, 4th - 6th September, and to also see everyone else's work in the shop windows along the route. Working on a couple of commissions that came about following this..