Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Irish Setter completed

Just waiting for the ok from the owner to be able to call this finished, maybe the odd tweak here and there before I sign it...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

''The Look Out'' Goldfinch in Coloured pencils

As you can see I have had another go with the coloured pencils, this is the morphing of two different photo's taken in my back garden, still need to practice more as they are completely different to the good old graphite's I'm used to... drawing is approx 11 x 4 inches, drawn on Mellotex,

Monday, 26 September 2011

Two First Places

"Every Last Crumb" wins two first places in Art of the Midland Competition, best Pencil drawing and best Animal drawing, this was from approx 300 entries...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Miniture Drawing

thought I'd try a miniture drawing, took around 2 hours, and i've shown a penny next to it to give you some idea of the size....

Friday, 16 September 2011


Here is the finished portrait, tweaks and all, I've called it ''Contemplation''had to think of a title quick, as I want to enter this into a local art exhibition and competition being held at the end of the month.10x8 inches on Mellotex. now its off to the framers

Friday, 2 September 2011

Blue Tit

Just to show that I haven't forgotten where my drawing board is! I started this little drawing of a Blue Tit on Wed and finished him off today, size is approx 10'' high.....

Friday, 8 July 2011

Wagtail New Drawing

As I've been off work ill all day. I thought I would put my time at home to good use, and finish the Wagtail drawing, I'll leave it for a couple of days to tweak and play about with it, then get it sealed and framed. size is approx 10 x 10 inches, drawn on Mellotex

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Wagtail New Drawing

Just to prove my pencils have not be made redundant, here is where I'M at with my new drawing.. the rope and chains were photographed in Jersey, and I thought the Wagtail would suit the composition, I'll post more as i progress......

Friday, 10 June 2011

New Drawing Completed...

Just completed this little drawing of a fledgling Wren on an old Tractor brake handle. size is around 10.5 x 2.5 inches, drawn on Mellotex paper, sorry but some detail has been lost in the photograph.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Boxer Dog Completed

Boxer Dog finally finished, except for the usual tweaking in a couple of days time, drawing is 9x9 inches on Mellotex paper...

25/5/11 Well here is the drawing after a lot of tweaking, I wasnt happy with the chest area, so re-drew all of it and even though this is not perfect it looks more realistic in my eyes...what do you think?

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Boxer Progress

A little more progress has been made as you can see, well I did say this one might take some time, but hope to have him finished by the weekend...

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Boxerdog update

Thought I would post an update shot to show the work completed over the weekend, as I say getting there slowly......

Friday, 22 April 2011

Halcyon Sentinel Sold

Until the 16th of May I have an exhibition of my bird drawings at the local Library, had some great news today that Halcyon Sentinel sold! happy days....

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

First posting of a new Boxer Dog Drawing

Thought I would just show the start of a new drawing started tonight, it's of a brindle boxer dog my favourite pooch, having had three in the past. more to follow as I progress, be warned this may take some time to complete.........

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Halcyon Sentinel

Halcyon Sentinel completed this morning, the reed seemed to take longer than the bird! drawing size at the furthest points is 20 x 12 inches, drawn as always on Mellotex paper, hope you like him... he's off to the framers at the weekend so its ready in time for the exhibition on the 18th...

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Halcyon Sentinel

Just a little look as to what is new on the drawing board, should be completed by the weekend.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Every last crumb

After approx 40 hours of drawing time ''Every last crumb'' is finished. the photo has come out with a lot more contrast than the drawing so apologies for that.. drawing size is approx 16 x 11 inches, and it has been drawn on Mellotex paper..... Thought I would show the original photograph taken about 2 years ago.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


I've been working on Chester for what must be over a year now, good job its not a commission or I would be in trouble, still not happy with the result, but I think its best to leave him alone now...

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Goldfinch Tweeked

As you can see I have tweaked the stem, making this image now 12 inches high, gives it all a little more balance, don't you think?

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Goldfinch Completed

Finished this drawing of a Goldfinch off tonight, final size is approx 9 x 4 inches, drawn on Mellotex paper, using mainly a 2h hb & 2b pencil, I'm hoping to get this framed with one or two others and have them on display in the local library in April and May.....

Monday, 7 March 2011

Goldfinch cont'

This piece has progressed a little more tonight, just trying to get the tones right, there are a lot of colours in this little bird, which are not to easy to show when all you have at your disposal is a selection of blacks and greys...

Sunday, 6 March 2011


After a lay off of around three months I decided it was time to return to the drawing board, so I've started work on this Goldfinch, should have him finished by the end of the week I hope..

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Exhibition of my work

Until the end of January, my local Library has an exhibition of my work, in total there are 17 pieces on show, a few from 2009 but most from 2010. I had only hung approx half of the drawings when I received a request to draw a visitors three cats, not a bad start!I hope this will help to get my name and art work out in the public domain,one of my new years resolutions was to try and move my art forward, so this is the first step. I'll post more info as the month progresses...