Category Archives: Artists & Illustrators

The Quartet – A work in progress

  For a number of months now I have been working on a large-scale painting of a string quartet, piecing together information collected during rehearsal in the form of drawings and oil studies of both the individual players and of … Continue reading

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Discovering Silverpoint

My article on drawing with the beautiful and delicate medium of Silverpoint is now available in the Summer 16 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This article discusses the history of and how to approach this Renaissance drawing technique, alongside … Continue reading

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A Portrait of an Artist

My most recent article Painting the Painter is now available in the March issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This portrait of an artist at work is shown as a step by step demonstration as the painting process is discussed. … Continue reading

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Frank Auerbach – Working Processes

My article on the working processes and paintings of Frank Auerbach is now available in the October issue of Artists & Illustrators as the painters major retrospective opens at Tate Britain. The exhibition runs from 9th October 2015 until 13th … Continue reading

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Figure Painting in Oils

My most recent article Figure Painting in Oils – Masterclass is now available in the May issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This seated nude The Bather, features and is shown step by step as the painting process is discussed.

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Joshua Reynolds – Experiments in Paint

This spring, The Wallace Collection will be highlighting the work of English painter Joshua Reynolds in its exhibition Experiments in Paint. Following a four-year research project into the techniques of the painter, this exhibition will bring together some of Reynolds’ … Continue reading

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Painting Nudes – Your Questions

Painting Nudes – Your Questions is the first of a new series of articles for Artists & Illustrators to coincide with the publication of Painting the Nude in Oils, and is now available in the March 2015 issue. The colour … Continue reading

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Making a Mark art blog nomination

I was pleased to hear that this blog has been nominated for the Showcase Shield in the Making A Mark Art Blog Awards 2013. Many thanks to Ilaria Roselli Del Turco for this nomination. If you haven’t yet come across … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2013

As yet another year rapidly draws to a close its that time once again when I begin to reflect on the last few months, while looking ahead to projects and exhibitions planned for 2014. Much of this year has been … Continue reading

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The Profile: Painting a Portrait part 3

The third and final part of my series on portrait painting is now available in the November issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This article discusses painting the profile and features my portrait of Sharon, ‘Girl in a Pink Hat’ … Continue reading

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