Friday, 24 February 2012

WOODLAND LIGHT to Cheshire, Cumbria, Surrey and Hampshire.

In the past 7 days I have been to both ends of the country with  'Woodland Light' Paintings... Last  Wednesday I delivered work to Jack Sevens Art Yard in Macclesfield and on Thursday delivered work to Old Courthouse Gallery in Ambleside, Cumbria. On Tuesday this week I delivered over thirty paintings to 'KD Fine Art', Nr Guildford, Surrey and  'Gallery 55' in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, and as I was only about 40 miles away from the New Forest I walked in Whiteley Woods,  nr Lyndhurst (with sketch book and camera) re visiting my favourite trees that I have now seen in Summer, Autumn and Winter.









The second part of my trip was not as enjoyable.  I returned home to Derbyshire via one of my favourite but recently closed, Galleries 'Wonderwall' in Cirencester, whose owner  David Bloomfield sadly passed away in January, aged 48. Wonderwall and David will be missed by many artists and customers for Years to come.

I am continuing  to work on the Woodland Light project as more galleries have asked for paintings. I will be having a solo show at Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes, Derbyshire throughout April  and will also be showing at the Reading Art Fair  on 27 - 29th April.

I will probably spend May getting ready for the Derbyshire Open Studios which is the June Bank holiday weekend. My studio will be open to the public for four days where you can watch me work or just look at the work which of course will all be available to buy.

Monday, 13 February 2012


Since visiting the New Forest several times in 2011, I have been working on a body of work entitled 'Woodland Light'. So far I have produced over 60 paintings which will be shown in several galleries around the Uk throughout 2012. Many paintings  are inspired by my visits to  Hollands Wood and Whitley Wood in the New Forest. Some were  produced plein air and others back in my studio.  I have also worked in Sherwood Forest and other woodland areas near where I live in Bolsover and around Cromford in Derbyshire. I will be adding to this work throughout this year  aswell as  starting my next project which will be inspired by Rivers.

Having just photographed and uploaded 58  paintings, I now  have the awful task of giving each one a title...

For further details of which Galleries will be showing  'Woodland Light' see my website  

Whitley Woods
Still Standing

Fairy Light
Into Whitley Wood

Sounds of the cockoo

Spring Colours

Walking with Jessie

Whitley 2

Whitley 5

Whitley 6

Whitley Wood - Back Hurting

Whitley in May

Whitley Woodland Walk

Whitley Woods 3

Woodland Moonlight

Woodland Walk

Wow the Colours

November Colours

Quiet Morning Walk

Sherwood Green

Silver Birch Wood


A few Dead Ones Still Standing

Apple Orchard

Autumn Mist

Autumn Glory

Autumnal reflection

Blue Hump

Bluebell Light

Can we pick some Dad?


Cromford Blue

Cromford Blue Study

Dawn Bluebells

New Forest -Hollands Wood. 

Hollands Wood

Hollands Wood Autumn Colour

It Started to Rain

Hollands Wood November


Jo's Wood

Kates Bluebells

Let's Follow the Path

The Light's in my Eyes

Loved the colours

May Blue 2

More shades of Autumn

New Forest Colour