Coming this November - i am exhibiting as part of Roys People Art Fair

I am pleased to say i will be exhibiting again very soon, as part of the Roy’s People Art Fair in London in a months time.. Keep the dates 1st - 4th November on the South Bank - more details to follow. I am looking forward to showing again, alongside 80 other talented artists as part of the 3rd edition of this unique artists led fair.

Come on down to visit me and see new work on show, alongside old favourites, it will be a great day out. I am already planning what to show and how to hang it all in the space. No doubt this one will be on show:

Magnolia Tree. Digital print

That's a wrap.. and a big thank you from me

Well that is the end of my show at 'On the Hoof' in Sydenham. Pictures have been taken down, wrapped and removed and the cafe is back to its original layout. It's been a fantastic experience to be part of the Sydenham Artists Trail, and to meet so many people who came to view the work and chat. I had forgotten how much i enjoyed exhibiting. 

Prints were sold which I am really delighted about, so an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who came down to visit, to all the people who liked the work enough to buy it; it really inspires me to continue, knowing my work is making a connection. onwards and upwards onto the next adventure. 

and finally thank you to everyone at Sydenham Artists Trail, to all the new artists I met this year, and finally to Ela and everyone at 'On the Hoof' who were fabulous.  Kx



A finished painting on canvas - only took me a year..

Just as the heaven's opened and the rains came, i have finally finished this painting of Silverdale in Sydenham, at the height of Summer. Having started it last summer, then got sidetracked by painting digitally, been meaning to get to finish this painting on canvas. Fairly pleased with it, some nice moments in there, if all feeling a little forced in places, some nice command of tone and line. Time to let it go and do something new.. K

Early Summer morning, Silverdale. Acrylic on Canvas

It's only a matter of time..

I am delighted to say my show at the On the Hoof Bistro in Sydenham has been extended as the response has been so positive. However.. there's a catch - it is closing on Sunday 29th July.. so come on down - visit ON THE HOOF and see my latest digital paintings. I will be in the cafe at the following times and will probably be doing some digital doodling on the old ipad.. so come visit South London! Kx

Sunday 22nd July 2pm - 4pm

Saturday 28th July 2-4pm and Sunday 29 July 2-4pm

 Towards the North Wales Hills / Green Park Spring

Towards the North Wales Hills / Green Park Spring

 On The Hoof

On The Hoof

 Looking towards Dacres Wood Nature Reserve, Sydenham

Looking towards Dacres Wood Nature Reserve, Sydenham

Sydenham Artist Trail 2018 - final weekend coming up!

Well this is the first time i have taken part in the Sydenham Artists Trail, (part of Sydenham Arts Festival), and i have really enjoyed it. Incredible to think, but this is also the first time i have exhibited work since 1992. Its been a long detour. Now that I am also on my sabbatical for 6 months it is time to get down to focusing on my own work and the Artists Trail has been a huge help in refocusing me. There are great paintings to see, great arts and crafts, sculpture, you name it. Come on down to 'On The Hoof' Bistro - 23 Sydenham Road, London SE26 5EX. 

I will be attending 10am-2.45pm Saturday 7/7/18 and 10am - 4pm 8/7/18


Super new prints for sale

I have uploaded new pictures in my online store for sale - please take a look - including new uploads of some of the pictures from my 357 Picture a Day Challenge. All digital prints are printed on high quality German etching paper - below is a detail of Magnolia's, showing the superb colour reproduction and the quality of paper used. They really are very good reproductions. 

Magnolia for blog.jpg

Check out the store here. 

365 Degree Challenge

hi all, back in December 2017 i set myself a mad challenge of making and posting a picture a day online, as if i was not busy already.... 

Well I am now on day 66 and i have just uploaded the new work with the selection below giving a taste of the variety of subjects and techniques i have been experimenting with. Really enjoying the challenge, a struggle at times, but really got me fired up. Most of the work is digital as i explore more how to paint and draw digitally, but there are some good old fashioned analogue sketchbook pics in the mix too.

Have a look at the 365 challenge page: 365 and let me know what you think. 

I will add some images to my shop soon, so you can buy an individual image as a digital print for £20.00 plus P and P. 

A redesign of my website

i have lately been working on a new redesign of this site and here it is. I think it shows the work in a better way. I have also added new images of paintings that have been rephotographed and added a section on my 365 challenge to post a painting a day online for a whole year. It is the end of the first month - and you can see all the images here. I hope you enjoy looking around the new design. Here is an image recently photographed and uploaded: 'Noon' - Acrylic on Canvas

Painting on Canvas: Lone Tree Mayow Park, Sydenham 2017

A lone tree in Mayow Park, Sydenham. Acrylic painting on canvas, only my second non digital artwork this year, but the start of a string of paintings on canvas. Standing bright in the Sun, framed by the dark trees behind. This is a tree i have returned to again and again and painted and drawn before via my ipad, and which figures here in the Paintings 2017 pages.  As always if you like this, please share. Kx

Lone Tree, Mayow Park. Acrylic on Canvas 12in x 8 in

A new suite of digital paintings: 'Before deadheading'

Here is my latest set of digital paintings. I have entitled them 'Before deadheading'. Three original images and two variants, experimenting with varied background underpainting and tinting. They are all drawn from life, in blazing sunshine, in my folks garden in Chester last weekend.

All Roses, once full of life, but now on the wain, but still with vibrant colour metamorphosing into new forms, before being pruned back to allow for new growth. A metaphor for new political times? or just a bunch of flowers... As ever if you can share them to your friends and networks I would be grateful. K

Before deadheading 1

Before deadheading 2

Before deadheading 3

Before deadheading 3 (reduced underpainting)

Before deadheading 3 (Black and White with Tint)

A new painting - Cafe 2017

Here is my first acrylic on paper painting of 2017, after several months of working digitally. it is taken from a digital painted photograph of a group of people sitting in a cafe in London. This is a detail from the larger image which sits here: 'Life of the Mind'

This is a fairly detailed study on paper. I am weighing up whether to paint a slightly larger version on canvas over the summer. It was a great way to experiment with layers of glazes over underpainting. I have included some details also. As ever if you like it, can you share, thank you K

 Figures in a Cafe 2017 (50cm x 50cm)

Figures in a Cafe 2017 (50cm x 50cm)

 Detail Cafe 2017

Detail Cafe 2017

 Detail Cafe 2017

Detail Cafe 2017

New Digital Paintings added

I have uploaded two new digital paintings to the site inside the 2017 section. Small quiet moments amidst the noise and chaos we often feel around us. As always if you can please share. thank you K

A re-ordered website and a new Digital painting.

i have spent some time reorganising my website recently, reflecting the 4 years of work since i began to paint seriously again in May 2013. So here it is - re-ordered by year rather than by the previous series.

It is interesting to see the road travelled, (not always a straight line), since 2013.  It's a double edged sword to look back, to reflect:  on the one hand, inspiring to see the work grow year by year, but also frustrating to see the detours and cul-de-sacs ... is there consistency? a voice developing? to me it feels like a constant restless search: for a subject. From geometric abstracts, to messy organic 'text paintings' to portraits looking at identity and performance, to recent ipad studies; there are what seems wild diversions of style: but always constant experimentation over the past 4 years. There is no conclusion really, the journey continues, but by doing this I feel I can see some progress in the work and my attitude to it, not least my desire to get this work out and viewed more publicly. 

As always, please share if you can, and let me know what you think. If you take the time i hope you enjoy this small trawl through the past 4 years.

I will sign off with a new digital painting, from a manipulated photograph;  over-painted and combined with another photo. a technique i am continuing to explore. K 

National Gallery