Studio blog
April 9th, 2021 | Original Artwork, Studio blog

St Catherines Hill From Hockley Viaduct

Here's a new feature canvas, an original artwork of St Catherines Hill viewed from the South of Winchester. 'St Catherines Hill From Hockley Viaduct' captures the beautiful landscape around the River Itchen and the old railway line (which is now a ...

April 2nd, 2021 | Commissions, Studio blog

Zugersee Commission

Returning to one of my favourite lakes, Zugersee, for this big commission inspired by Switzerland! I seem to get asked to paint at least one Swiss scene every year and this year's attempt came early in the calendar... not that I have any ...

January 16th, 2021 | News and Blog, Studio blog

In the Night Studio (Part 2)

Here we go again. The studio remains open and work has to continue... but all tentative plans for the new year have gone out of the window; as our eldest does her schooling from home. That's now eating up many of my usual studio hours, leaving me ...

January 8th, 2021 | #Pub Paintings, Commissions, Studio blog

Wilton Arms, Belgravia

It’s been quite a while since I enjoyed a good pint down the pub. If I’m honest it had become quite a rare event anyway (well before we were ordered to stay at home due to a global pandemic!). But I still enjoy the notion of an inviting public ...

Night Before Christmas
December 18th, 2020 | Studio blog

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas is perhaps the most famous of all festive verses. Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863) wrote the poem, also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas", in 1822. It's now a tradition in many families to read the poem on Christmas ...

Osaka Castle in the Snow
December 11th, 2020 | Studio blog, World Series

No. 31 – Osaka Castle in Winter

I love the idea of measuring the year in smaller seasons. Prior to the Gregorian calendar, farmers in China and Japan broke each year down into 24 sekki or “small seasons.” These seasons didn't use dates to mark seasons, but instead, they ...

Last Posting Dates
December 6th, 2020 | Shop, Studio blog

Last Posting Dates

My last posting dates for the online shop roughly coincide with the Royal Mail recommended tables at the bottom of this page. It’s already been a hectic festive period, but I’ll be working late into the night making sure all my online orders ...

December 4th, 2020 | Commissions, Studio blog, World Series

No.30 – Auckland

I've been looking forward to sharing this scene with you. It's a commission of Auckland in New Zealand for our wonderful friends Hannah and Alex. They worked over there a few years ago and wanted a memory of their time living in the city. I'm ...

Black Books - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
November 24th, 2020 | Paper Diorama, Studio blog

Black Books

Here’s one from the fictional world! If you’re a fan of sitcoms Black Books may be up there on a list of favourites. It has certainly been one of mine! This little study features the shop front as it is dressed for the show. The exterior was ...

Christmas Tree Ornaments
November 9th, 2020 | New In Stock, Shop, Studio blog

Christmas Tree Ornaments

I’m delighted to share these new festive items with you, ceramic Christmas Tree Ornaments! I have ten designs now available in my online shop and over on Etsy. In my little black sketchbook of ideas and designs... Christmas tree ...