Tuesday, 28 August 2018

A couple of new drawings

These two new drawings are quite small 6x4" Faber Castell Polychromos on Pastelmatt.

I had the urge to get back to my favourite subject of animals, and found it very satisfying. 

The scan of the Owl is pretty grim, very grainy (not sure why) the original is much smoother looking. 



I am hoping to get some prints done of these little ones to sell online...we'll see.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

The Old Breakwater - Porlock Weir

I don't often post here now, sadly I think almost everyone has moved to facebook, blogs seem to becoming a little redundant. Sometimes I think there is no-one out there?

Anyway this is my latest small drawing. 'The Old Breakwater-Porlock Weir' done on Fabriano Artistico HP paper (my favourite support for coloured pencils) using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Size is 6"x6". I do quite enjoy doing these little ones as they don't take very long to do so I dont get fed up with them.




Thursday, 1 March 2018


This coloured pencil drawing of mine, 'Dartmoor Magic' was runner up in the

I was so pleased, this picture has done very well for me and has now been sold.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Field Poppies


One I have recently completed. It is quite small, just to keep my 'pencil' eye in while I take a break from some Acrylic paintings I am doing. I find pencil drawing very relaxing while painting needs more concentration.
Size: 7" x 5". Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos on Fabriano Artistico HP paper.


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Poppy Seed heads

Oh dear, posts are getting further and further apart. I've not done much in the way of coloured pencil art recently, I have been trying out new mediums, but here is a small piece I have just completed of some poppy seed heads from my garden. I needed to chill out a little and coloured pencils let me zone out while I work on a drawing.
Pencils: Faber Castell Polychromos
Paper: St Cuthberts Somerset Velvet 
Size: 7" x 7"


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Dartmoor Magic

I am so thrilled at the success of this picture, not only did it win Best in Show and Best Landscape awards at the 2017 UKCPS Annual exhibition, it has also got second runner up in the Ken Bromley Art Supplies catalogue cover competition and..... now it has sold at the Clevedon exhibition here in Somerset, so it has really paid me back for all the time and effort put in to it.


Friday, 28 April 2017

Best in Show UKCPS Annual exhibition 2017

I was hugely thrilled to have won Best in Show with my Landscape 'Dartmoor Magic'. This can be seen at The Menier Gallery in London until 6th May.

A couple of new drawings

These two new drawings are quite small 6x4" Faber Castell Polychromos on Pastelmatt. I had the urge to get back to my favourite su...