Just saw the new Christmas John Lewis advert about Monty
the Penguin. Feel a bit like they pinched my idea of a penguin
love story though - my Putting
on the Ritz picture was first! But at least I'm in good
If you're a fan of penguins, take a look at my Penguin
paintings and gift collection.
8 November 2014
Habitat Trust Conservation Stamp
Each year the WHT commissions wildlife
artwork for a £5 stamp to raise funds for conservation projects.
Illustrious British wildlife artists have created the artwork
in previous years, including Rodger McPhail, Keith Shackleton,
Bruce Pearson, Terence Lambert, Robert Gillmor, Keith Brockie
and Andrew Haslen. I'm delighted to have been commissioned to
paint the 2015 stamp and I've just submitted the concept sketches.
wait to start working on the paintings of Mallards at Bridgewater
2 November 2014
Art Group Annual Exhibition
When you think about the creative arts, 'insurance' probably
wouldn't be top of your list, but the famed Lloyd's of London
insurance market insures collections, individual works of art,
galleries, museums, dealers, exhibitions, etc. They're big supporters
of the art world too. I've just had a brilliant week exhibiting
at the Lloyd's
Art Group annual exhibition.
2 November 2014
art in the mountains of Andalucia
Spent a week leading a wildlife art trip for Art Safari in Southern
Spain. Stunning wildlife: deer outside my window every morning,
Booted Eagles and Griffon Vultures overhead, Ibex on the mountains
and Wild Boar with piglets in the forest. Thanks to our hosts
and in particular to my lovely students. Find out more about
wildlife art course.
27 September 2014