October 29, 2019

The question I probably get asked more than any other by people who are viewing my work is "how long does it take you to do one of those?"

They usually wish they hadn't asked. That's because the question is not quite as straightforward as it seems and neither there...

September 30, 2019

Over two weekends in September, this year's Helfa Gelf open studios and art trail certainly exceeded my expectations. I've done it before, including last year, but our old house was not ideally suited for displaying art and was extremely difficult to find. I know that...

September 4, 2019

September is here and its time to prepare for the 14th Helfa Gelf open studios and art trail. This is the annual event where artists throw open their doors to the public in order to show their work and demonstrate how they create it.

I'm one of 60 artists taking part ac...

August 10, 2019

I've been more than a bit lazy and it's been over two months since my last blog post. Granted I've moved house, am busy planning for the new gallery and have been producing new paintings to fill it but that's no excuse. So it's high time for an update.

We're nicely...

March 30, 2019

After dropping off some paintings at Galeri Betws-y-Coed, I found myself in Snowdonia with the sun breaking through the cloud and the best part of an afternoon left before it would be setting. What to do? Squeeze in a walk, of course, and get some inspiration for futur...

March 15, 2019

When I gave up my 'normal' career a year ago to become an artist it wasn't all about taking it easy for a while, wandering the hills and painting as as a form of therapy. Sure, I needed a break but having made such a momentous decision (one that I never thought I'd be...

March 12, 2019

The Rhinogydd are a not-so-well-known range of mountains that lie between Dolgellau and Porthmadog. They are not especially high but have a rocky landscape unlike anywhere else in Snowdonia.

Today's objectives were to get some dawn photos of Rhinog Fawr (the most famili...