Robin Hood’s Bay is on my mind and in my eyes. This is my new painting, again from the South, just a bit further towards Ravenscar.

Robin Hood’s Bay. oil on block canvas, 90x90cm (approx 35×35″)

This week I’ve been mostly reworking a painting of Staithes from a few years ago. There was something I wasn’t happy with. So I changed some colours and took out one of the cottages…

Rosedale. oil on canvas. 50x100cm (approx 20×40″)


“Rosedale”. My latest, finished at last, is now exhibited in Coast Gallery, Cloughton. This gallery is now open again, after their annual refurbishment. Lots of new work to see!

(Detail)

I’m sorry to hear that Trattles & Geall’s Fine Art Gallery will be closing at the end of March. It is a lovely old building, near the foot of the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, with gallery space on 3 floors. If you are in or near Whitby, go and have a look. This painting of Westerdale is currently exhibited there.

Angel over North Yorkshire

Angel over North Yorkshire


I hope you all had a good Christmas, with love, food and shelter.
I heard today that “from Danby Beacon” was sold through Coast Gallery a few days ago. This is very good news for me, on the first day of the year.
Thank you to the person who bought it, and to all those who bought my cards and paintings throughout the year, thank you to the galleries who display my work and those who organise exhibitions, thank you for all your positive comments.
I feel very priviledged, and very grateful.
Happy New Year!
From Danby Beacon

From Danby Beacon

As Autumn turns to Winter, oil paint takes longer to dry. This isn’t quite dry, but will be, in the next few days…
P.S. 23 Nov. Now reserved for Mr & Mrs S.P.

Autumn in Loftus Woods, oil on canvas, 50x50cm. (approx 20x20")

Autumn in Loftus Woods, oil on canvas, 50x50cm. (approx 20×20″)

Autumn… We’ve had beautiful colours in the trees this year, but it’s already November and we can feel the approach of Winter. Time to light the wood burning stove and hibernate, brush in hand.

"There will be honey for tea". Acrylic inks and markers on bristol board. 20x29cm.

“There will be honey for tea”. Acrylic inks and markers on bristol board. 20x29cm. Now in the private collection of J&D.N.


Conkers. Acrylic inks on bristol board. 15x20cm.

Conkers. Acrylic inks on bristol board. 15x20cm. Now in the private collection of P.H.