I am a full-time artist based in Merseyside UK, producing paintings and drawing in several mediums, mostly oils and watercolours, though I enjoy pen and ink, drawing with charcoal. Combined with my studio work, based in Southport, Merseyside, I teach one of the biggest art groups in the northwest of England, the Sefton Art Group. This group enjoy weekly classes, plus Saturday classes and includes life-drawing, ideal for complete beginners as well as those who are seeking to improve.
Members are encouraged to exhibit their work and we have several exhibitions each year, several at the Wayfarers arcade on Lord street, Southport.
Weekly art class...
I run a number of weekly and Saturday classes throughout Sefton, including Southport, Hightown, Lydiate and Liverpool. These classes are ideal for absolute beginners and those artists seeking to improve.
Classes are structured to teach from the very basics, starting with the drawing practice. Yes, everyone can learn to draw, you just need to be taught how to draw correctly and in proportion.
All day Saturday class, once a month
This class, one Saturday each month (second Saturday), is ideal for people who work through the week and cannot make a weekly class.
This class is ideal for anyone who cannot make a weekly class. It follows the same structured course. Times are 10am till 3.30pm
Life drawing classes.
Life drawing classes are held at both Lydiate and Liverpool.
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My trip to the USA.
My trip to the United States, 2018
Though on a high scheduled trip to the United States, I was determined to take in important pieces of art. Visited the Metropolitan art gallery, Museum of Modern Art and later the National Art Gallery, Washington DC. Here you see some of the finest paintings ever produced; though the museum offers much more. To get the most of this visit, you'd need to spend a few days. But I did find looking at various iconic paintings an inspiration.
My trip to Russia, 2019
My painting trip to Russia, 2019
It had been 9 years since my previous visit to Russia, and Moscow and its surrounding region. On the surface, many things have changed. More shops, though mostly foreign brands and run. Plenty of food shops! No long queues for the bare essentials. But the art alone is worth a visit. I was lucky on my trip that a large exhibition by the pre-revolutionary art collector Sergei Shchukin (1854 - 1936). In fact virtually the whole Shchukin family were collectors of art. Sergei bought important pieces from artists such as Henri Matisse, Picasso, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh and many of the up and coming artists of that era, early 1900, though they were still largely unknown at that time.