Swindon Artist
Swindon Artist

Jottings

The demolition of Cheltenham House

How does an ordinary, functional building suddenly becomes an object of fascination, conversations, and dozens of photos, articles and drawings just when it is being demolished? Like at a funeral, each person comes to pay their respects, moved by the feeling that something big is changing. Later,

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Exhibition of prints at Marlborough College

Marlborough College has a very impressive and well-equipped Art Department. I was fortunate to be given a tour of the College, including the Art Department, Chapel, and a quick view from below of the wonderful ancient mound at the heart of the school site. I was also

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Swindon Calendar 2017 now on sale!

All original photographs, depicting both well-known landmarks and hidden gems of Swindon. The photographs were taken throughout the course of this year by my partner, Mark Worrall and the project has been supported by Arkell’s Brewery. The calendar is now available to buy from the Visitor Information Centre,

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Lino prints on sale at STEAM: Museum of the Great Western Railway

2016 is a year of celebration for Swindonians. 175 years ago, the GWR railway works were built here, and our ‘new’, Victorian town was established. A range of my lino prints, including the commemorative ‘Swindon 175’ print, are now available to buy from the STEAM Museum shop,

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Rail passengers exhibition at the Constituency Office of Robert Buckland MP

Sketchbooks are a fantastic way to practising drawing skills ‘on the go’. For over three years I commuted between Swindon and Oxford by train, sketching as often as I could on my travels. This series of new paintings are based on some of my sketches of fellow

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Linocuts: a new avenue of exploration

    As I am writing this in my studio, I can smell printing ink. It makes me think of a bygone age of typewriters and manual newspaper presses in which output was directly linked to skill, patience and having a certain ‘knack’ with your equipment. I fell

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Painting by night

It was a lady coming out of Swindon Bus Station who asked me why I was painting at night time. I thought for a moment, then I answered her that I like the contrast of light that you can get at night, from the yellow and orange

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Piano seeks sympathetic musician

It was not the first time that I had cast a glance in the second hand shop. Passing by the front doors, I saw it straight away – a traditional, upright piano standing among all the sofas and other furniture. Pianos have fascinated me ever since I

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Swindon Open Studios 2016

Download an invitation to my Swindon Open Studios weekend! Saturday 3 |  Sunday 4 | Saturday 10 September 2016 Visit the studio Swindon is home to a thriving community of painters, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and more. Why not come and visit some of us in our own studios?

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The Art of Commuting

The Art of Commuting An exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings Developed from observational work during my daily commute on the Great Western Railway. One station after another Familiar chain, marker points Pacing our way to work Showing at STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon

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