Staying Put

Staying Put8″x 12″Oil on Canvas£160SOLD I often think that there is a bittersweet narrative in a lonely abandoned boat. I have walked past this one which lies out on the coast here countless times. It’s always there at high tide and low and goodness knows for how many years. If it could, I wonder what memories it would recount. Would …

Last from the Fields

Naturally Composed 10″ x 10″ Oil on Panel SOLD Even when I am doing the set up for one of my small paintings I can take hours over the composition. And to my mind for good reason – the success of a painting relies on its composition. There are times when I have spent so much time on composition that …

Back from the Dead

Lazarus6″x 6″Oil on Panel£105Click Here to Purchase When I picked the wildflowers the other day I did pick a few poppies but of course they don’t last and as expected these ones soon withered. I left them in a jug with a few of the other flowers and left them in a corner of the studio and forgot about them …

From the Fields

From the Fields8″x 8″Oil on Canvas PanelSOLD With the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions I have been venturing further afield for my morning walks with the dogs at ridiculously early hours of the morning. I have missed walking on the coast and so recently I revisited one of my favourite haunts over at Salthouse to do a lovely walk that …

From the Roadside

Fresh As 8″ x 6″ Oil on Panel SOLD I am lucky enough to have a garden and during the lockdown when I have not been painting I have been planting, sewing seeds, weeding, watering, pruning and mowing like never before . . . and thoroughly enjoying it in this lovely weather. The garden is looking good enough for Chelsea …

Home Soil

Balance 8″ x 6″ Oil on Linen Mounted to Board SOLD Over the past however many weeks I have been venturing into pastures new (pun intended) and trying my hand at landscapes. ‘Frustrated’ is such an inadequate word to describe my emotional state at failing to render anything (with one exception) in landscape painting acceptable to me – It’s best …

Elsewhere

Cumulus Over Holkham Oil on Panel 8×8″ SOLD Hello I hope that you are safe and well. In an earlier blog post at the beginning of the lock-down I wrote about how, along with most artists, I welcome peace, quiet and solitude to work in. However when these sought after conditions have been forced upon me I have found it …

Fragrant Day

Fragrant Day 6 x 6″ Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD If anyone wants me tell them I’m in the bath. Many thanks to Brett, Kent, Danny and Harry from Proheatsolutions.co.uk for coming out to install a new boiler for me under difficult circumstances. They were all reasonably tall incidentally. Until the next time stay well and God Bless. Nick  

Keep Your Distance

Pretty in Pink 6 x 6″ Oil on Panel SOLD As a painter I probably wash my hands more regularly than a lot of people to avoid eating nasty cadmium chemicals with my snacks and meals. And I even wash my hands before as well as after going to the loo so that I don’t end up with peculiar coloured …

It never rains . . .

One Green Bottle 12″ x 8″ Oil on Panel Framed £250.00 Click Here to Purchase . . .it pours. At the turn of the year we were experiencing very heavy rainfall here in Norfolk and up in my loft I discovered that the roof was leaking everywhere. My heart sank knowing that repairs would be costly. A period of visits …