Painting from life

As we bask in endless sunshine, this image, painted on the spot, shows the Cornish coast near Porthleven. As in Norfolk, my usual painting territory, the coast is dotted with pillboxes, salutary reminders of war. There are more examples of my land and cityscapes on this site under the Paintings and Drawings Menu – Norfolk and

FT Weekend Magazine

A recent commission for a fascinating article by Jancis Robinson which examines the success of Australian wine exports to China, which are now worth twice those to the UK and the USA. China is now the world’ fastest growing wine market. The Chinese have long admired the flagship Australian brand Penfolds, and have even tried

Exhibition at House of Illustration

The above image, commissioned by Save The Children, was created in response to a visit to Germany in 2015 meet Syrian refugees and to report on their new lives, and their struggles in reaching Europe. It will feature in a new exhibition opening this autumn at The House of Illustration: Journeys Drawn: Illustrations from The

Children’s Book Project

I have been working with a writer on a magical story about Christmas, to be hopefully published this winter. The image above speculates on what might become of the abandoned and denuded christmas trees after Twelfth Night.