My display of pastel artworks at the PalaceArtfest

Very pleased to be part of this excellent exhibition being held at the Bishops Palace in Hereford by the Cathedral from today until Monday ( May 2nd) The preview last night was well attended and we hope that people will come and enjoy the art as well as the beautiful gardens ( rarely open to the public) and the river views. The River Carnival is on this weekend too! So some to Hereford and see what you have been missing all these years!


Commission delivered to the Retired Greyhound Trust

Delighted to deliver the completed Christmas greyhound commission to Alice Fenner of the Retired Greyhound Trust last Wednesday. I am looking forward to seeing the cards and sundries that will be created from this lovely pastel painting in due course. And I will be posting a video of the steps to create this to my pastel work in progress facebook page soon. Completed in soft pastel and pastel pencils on Artspectrum Colourifx paper from a photo provided by the charity…..


Progress on the commission for the Greyhound Trust

Progressing very well with this commission using soft pastel and pastel pencils. As the image will be used for Christmas cards and assorted sundries it needs to be at the printers in the next few weeks so I will be delivering it to the Retired Greyhound Trust offices near Kingston on Thames next week ( we will be in the area ). Alice Fenner at the Trust is also pleased with the progress which is a relief! You can see more of my dog commission work on my website. I am also doing some “work in progress” photos and videos and these will posted soon along with the completed commission. Enjoy your day!

Screen grab RGT



I have been commissioned by the Retired Greyhound Trust

Another piece of good news. I have been asked to undertake a commission of a greyhound for the Retired Greyhound Trust  Have started today and will have updates as I progress. Very proud to be asked as the image will be used for Christmas cards and other merchandise. Thank you to Lisa Morris-Tomkins who spotted my work in twitter!

My latest pastel artwork ready for the Palace Art-fest exhibition

The original photograph, taken in autumn in Herefordshire, appealed to me as a subject to recreate in pastel. The sunbeams lighting up the forest floor, the dappled bark of the birch in the foreground and the striking autumnal colours were the main features that attracted me.  I  feel I have improved on the original photo by increasing the depth and adding a three dimensional effort that pastel can provide an artist. I used soft pastels and pastel pencils on Artspectrum Colourfix paper. The painting will be for sale at the Palace Art-fest held at the Bishops Palace in Hereford between April 29th and May 2nd 2016. Come along and see not only my work but work from a wide range of local artisans.