Fun with my sketchbook

Away from my studio for a few days, so I have broken out a new concertina sketchbook to fill up with sketches. I did this last year for the first time and found it immensely satisfying to record the local area in light fun sketches instead of endless photographs (which to be fair, I stillContinue reading “Fun with my sketchbook”

Considering….

I am busy at the moment, planning a new series of work based on Portsmouth Harbour and specifically the area around Forton Lake and the old buildings in Priddy’s Hard. This area is endlessly fascinating to me and often the object of my photography but coming up with a series of abstract paintings is anotherContinue reading “Considering….”

Texture, pattern and gradient….

Whilst I just love to go into my studio and just paint madly, I have spent the last couple of years really getting underneath the hood and learning the basics. I have done some fabulous courses and I have at least two more planned for this year! At the moment I am just finishing offContinue reading “Texture, pattern and gradient….”

Layers of time – a new series of work

After many years of using different genre, tools and media to express what I was feeling I have found a practice I love.   I have painted abstractly for some time but was still dissatisfied with the results, partly because I found the process too quick to feel I had truly contributed to the work.    BeforeContinue reading “Layers of time – a new series of work”

Exciting beginings

I’ve spent lockdowns doing a variety of online art courses with amazing tutors who ordinarily I would not be able to visit. I have really relished learning new techniques and honing my skills so that the next generation of my work is fresh and authentically me. Here is my latest triptych, one is finished butContinue reading “Exciting beginings”

Sketchbook work and lots of juicy courses!

I’ve been busy this year, I spent last year messing about and just seeing where I wanted my work to go and whilst I have some firm ideas about what I want to do now, I am not yet happy with my level of skills to get me there. You can never learn enough orContinue reading “Sketchbook work and lots of juicy courses!”

Corner of a foreign field…..

I post this picture on Twitter most years, it is a (watercolour) painting I did after visiting the WW1 battlefields in 2010, to retrace the steps of my grandfather William Brims. I grew up hearing about my Dad’s dad and knew a little bit about what he did in the war, but going over there,Continue reading “Corner of a foreign field…..”