Saturday, 13 August 2022

"Have Palette, Will Travel" - Hastings by Moonlight

Some years ago Cristiana and I had a lovely holiday in Hastings. Although I have not completed many 'moonlight' paintings they are some of my favourite works, especially the eerie night scenes of Samuel Palmer. With this painting, 'Hastings by Moonlight' (on show in the exhibition "Have Palette, Will Travel") I used my artistic licence to paint in the daytime and add the moonlight after!

Hastings by Moonlight. Watercolour & Gouache, size 595 x 400mm (framed and mounted) £495

Below is another of my moonlight works (though not on show in this exhibition as it has sold).

'New Moon, New City' - sold

“Have Palette, Will Travel

The Gallery Space – West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN. Tel: 020 8858 4289

Monday 15th August - Saturday 17th September 2022

Special dates: “Meet the Artist” Saturday 27th August 2 – 4pm

Thursday, 11 August 2022

"Have Palette, Will Travel" - Alpine Mist (print)

In the 1970's we had many happy holidays in Bavaria staying in the flat of some good friends in Mittenwald. The mountains were close by and we went on many walks. The painting below was made sitting on a mountain path where everything seemed to happen at once; low cloud suddenly appeared, a lizard ran across my foot and a butterfly alighted on my shoulder!

Alpine Mist - available as a print

“Have Palette, Will Travel

The Gallery Space – West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN. Tel: 020 8858 4289

Monday 15th August - Saturday 17th September 2022

Special dates: “Meet the Artist” Saturday 27th August 2 – 4pm

Monday, 1 August 2022

'Have Palette, Will Travel' - Tower Pier

 In the early 1960's I wanted to make a drawing of the cannons that used to be located on Tower Pier by the Tower of London. I was waiting until the children had gone but they were having so much fun that the family decided to sit down and have their lunch so they all ended up being in the drawing too! 

Tower Pier 1962 Pencil drawing, size 372 x 300mm £320

“Have Palette, Will Travel

The Gallery Space – West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN. Tel: 020 8858 4289

Monday 15th August - Saturday 17th September 2022

Special dates: “Meet the Artist” Saturday 27th August 2 – 4pm


'Have Palette, Will Travel' - Jump for Joy!

I like to sometimes focus on a detail in a landscape. 'Jump for Joy' is a watercolour painting based on a sketch I made of a tree. The location now escapes me but it had a striking profile and appeared to be dancing!

'Jump for Joy', framed mixed media, 600 x 480mm, £495

“Have Palette, Will Travel

The Gallery Space – West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN. Tel: 020 8858 4289

Monday 15th August - Saturday 17th September 2022

Special dates: “Meet the Artist” Saturday 27th August 2 – 4pm





Saturday, 30 July 2022

'Have Palette, Will Travel' - Morin Heights Print Detail

In the 1970's I visited Canada with my son and we had a most memorable holiday staying with good friends. The image below is a detail from a print of a watercolour I made (now long sold) of a chalet in the Laurentian mountains. The dog bathing in the sunlight on the porch is 'Vicki', our friends rescue dog.

Detail from print 'Morin Heights' Quebec Province.

To see the full print of the painting please visit...

“Have Palette, Will Travel

The Gallery Space – West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN. Tel: 020 8858 4289

Monday 15th August - Saturday 17th September 2022

Special dates: “Meet the Artist” Saturday 27th August 2 – 4pm

Tuesday, 26 July 2022

'Have Palette, Will Travel' - Rochester Castle from the Abbey

Detail from the print of this watercolour to be exhibited in the exhibition 'Have Palette, Will Travel'...

Detail from Rochester Castle from the Abbey

“Have Palette, Will Travel

The Gallery Space – West Greenwich Library

West Greenwich Library, 146 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN. Tel: 020 8858 4289

Monday 15th August - Saturday 17th September 2022

Special dates: “Meet the Artist” Saturday 27th August 2 – 4pm

Monday, 18 July 2022

Have Palette, Will Travel - 50 Years of Landscape Painting - 15th August - 17th September

 In the lead up to this exhibition I will be blogging random snippets about the background to some of the works to be exhibited...

 Bere Ferrers, Cornwall, oil on canvas 612 x 810mm, £795

When painting in Cornwall I came across this church close to the shoreline.Since it was quite a large church it must have served a thriving community of fishermen and their families in earlier decades. In the churchyard I was surprised to see many boats that appeared to have been dumped. 

For more information on this upcoming exhibition look here!