I’ve been reworking my painting of Hummersea Beach. This is the beach closest to me, no golden sand, but interesting as alum industry once made this area a very busy place. Erosion has taken buildings which once stood on the cliff, but some of their back walls can still be seen embedded in the rock face. The dark side of things does appeal to me, but unless very well lit the details in the shadows were lost. So I lightened up. It’s Spring time.

Hummersea Beach. oils on block canvas. 40x100cm (approx 16×39″)

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. (now in Dr G’s private collection.)

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

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″)Now sold


“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″)