May started with the inaugural exhibition of the Black Swan Guild which continues til the 21st May at the Round Tower, Black Swan Arts, Frome. The newly formed Guild has 13 founder members and I have been chosen as Chair. The work on show includes ‘Heatherhope’ and ‘Re-emergence’.

‘Heatherhope’, Cheviots oil on canvas 3′ x 4′ 2016

‘Re-emergence’, Sydney Botanical Gardens 2016 acrylic on canvas 24″ x24″








Over last weekend I spent time at the Frome Art Fair selling cards, prints and paintings. ‘Orange Ground’ went to a happy couple of friends in Frome.

Now I am sorting through some much older paintings for an Exhibition in Mere at the Beaumont Gallery, raising funds for the Kilmington Church Tower – 25th May to 2nd June.

Also coming along soon will be the Summer Show at First View Stourhead, 15th – 30th June at which I hope to show two paintings.

Apparently St Abb’s Head is now twinned with fictional village of New Asgard from Game of Thrones….

‘Orange Rocks’, St Abb’s Head, acrylic on paper, 14 x 20cm 2016