Hello, nice to meet you. This is a collection of pictures which I have painted over many years. Some are icons, some seascapes. Most I still have, but a considerable number have found their way to other homes over the years; Russia, Alaska, the US, Australia and mostly the UK. They are in chapels, churches… Read More Welcome
I have neglected this place for a while, partly because my new phone was not uploading photographs properly. Still not sure why that happens, but encouraged by some very kind comments from visitors here are several new pictures. There are others. In other news I have arranged to exhibit three pictures in the British Association of… Read More 15 May
It seems a long time since I added any pictures here because Charlie and I have been travelling again, this time to Miami. To make up for this here are some new initials, K and N.
After a difficult few months I have spent a week at home with a cold, and this has given me the space to complete some new pictures; the first since September. There are many others in various stages of completion but for now here are Abelard and Heloise, John Keble, Mary Ward and William Tyndale.
So, here we are. January. Totally avoiding watching the news for the next four years, at least. I can’t change anything about the news while it is far too likely to cause despondency, and life is far too short for that. As a brief update of progress to date, here are my completed pictures, or… Read More 11th January
I am afraid there has been no painting for a couple of months. Lots of reasons for that, most of which can be summarised as ‘life’. I thought I might try to see what Advent brings, so on Thursday I began drawing an outline, and on Friday managed this; very early days but at least… Read More John
Charlie and I went to St Petersburg for my birthday; here we are at the Marinsky Theatre on October 1 for the Marriage of Figaro. Totally unforgettable. This is the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, aka the Saviour on the Spilled Blood Church, St Petersburg. It marks the exact place where Emperor Alexander II… Read More Church on the Spilled Blood
Two new little saints to meet; not from the half finished pictures on my table, but new ones started and finished in a couple of days. Dominic and Therese of Lisieux.