‘Sticks in the Smoke’

My ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ drawing project began in January 2016: visiting, researching and drawing a different public garden or park in London each week. Find out more on my drawing projects site.

I post information about each visit on my blog along with images from my sketchbook (above ‘The Joy of Life Fountain, Hyde Park, London’. Mixed media sketchbook drawing).

Prints from my sketchbook drawings are available. Go to the ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ Prints page to order.


‘Southleigh Summer’ / ‘Winter Wylye’ / ‘A Gap in the Market’


Find out more about these plein- air drawing projects and more at my drawing projects website here.


 ‘stourhead / fifty- two / twelve / four’


From January 2015, I made weekly studies, based around Stourhead lake and gardens, exploring some of the more secret places in and around this most beautiful and fascinating location, throughout all months and seasons of the year.


The studies led towards my stourhead / fifty- two / twelve / four’ exhibition, held at First View Gallery in the Spread Eagle Courtyard at Stourhead from 15 April – 6 May 2016. On show were 52 weekly studies, as well as 12 paintings, representing the months of the year. There were also be 4 larger pieces, one for each season. Donations and a proportion of exhibition sales raised over £1200 in aid of Alzheimers Support 

Find out more about this and subsequent Stourhead drawings at See a selection of paintings, drawings and studies from this project on on my drawing projects site.

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