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Sky Arts went free-to-air (FTA) on 17th September 2020. Sky Arts is the UK’s only channel dedicated to the arts and culture; and by going FTA, they hope to bring more of the arts to more people.

To celebrate the launch, Sky Arts commissioned 38 pieces of landscape art from five of the ‘Finalists’ from Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year series. Each of the pieces represents a significant landscape or landmark chosen from across the UK. Taken together, the 38 sites represent the enormous diversity across the UK, and the power of art in all its different forms to offer new perspectives. I was asked to produce twelve of the pieces for the commission. I’ve written a small blog on the process and the virtual exhibition can be seen her:

https://www.skygroup.sky/sky-arts-celebrates-the-breadth-and-diversity-of-landscapes-around-the-uk

You can still check out the blog of my discussion with my friend and artist, Lisa Takahashi about the art equipment I like to use on the excellent Jackson’s Art web site:

I won’t be tutoring artists in France in 2020. However, we are hoping you will be able to join us in 2021 for inspiring and unforgettable Painting Holidays in the heart of the Loire Valley, France. Based on a comfortable private estate and led by experienced tutors. Our painting holidays have a fun and easy-going atmosphere and are accompanied by great French food & wine!

Please check out the Painting Holidays page for further details.


I featured on Sky Arts landscape Artist of the Year in 2018. I was fortunate to win my heat and made it to the semi-final. I have posted a couple of blogs on my experience.

I have Giclee prints available of the Vital Spark on Loch Fyne, two alternatives of boats at Staithes and the Duomo in Florence. I have also started producing small batches of reduction lino cut prints. I have also started making Art Cards with a set I have called ‘Tyneside Joiner’. If you are interested in affordable limited edition prints and lino cut prints take a look at my ‘Prints’ page.

I have work for sale at prices to suit all pockets. I have been working on a lot of smaller postcard sized pieces for the past twelve months. I really like the intimacy of such small pieces. They also have the advantage of being an easily affordable way of owning original art.

Please have a look around

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