To escape the winter this year I went to Europe to embark on a river cruise from Passau, Germany to Budapest. First stop was Paris.
As I was only away for a few weeks, I decided not to take the easel and treated the trip as pure reconnaissance . Apart from being a tad cliche, setting up the French easel on the streets of Paris would no doubt attract a few tourist and would have been rather distracting, as I am a Plein air painter and not a street performer , taking notes and doing small thumb nail sketches sufficed.
Continue reading PARIS TO BUDAPEST 2019
As the year draws to a close I look forward to the summer holiday season and like most people, I guess, we may reflect on the ups and downs of the past year. The upside for me this year was a two month (June / July) working road trip across the States, with the main intention of participating in a painting workshop with the great figurative painter, Kim English.
Based in the historic fishing village of Gloucester, just north of Boston, Massachusetts, Continue reading 2018 U.S. ROAD TRIP
A selection of new works , oil on linen at the Frances Keevil Gallery. Veiw exhibition online at
A recent ‘ Plein air’ workshop held by John P. Lasater IV and Jason Sacran on the Hawaiian island of Maui was a timely learning curve and welcomed break for me. Continue reading Painting in Maui 2017
Since my recent article for ‘Artist’s Palette’ magazine (see full article under ‘PRESS’ on this website) , I have had several emails regarding some of the gear I use and how to obtain them. So beneath the following ‘DEMO’ is a brief description . Continue reading materials for Demo
The “Ridge” situated just a stones throw south of the QLD/NSW border and about 800km inland from the east coast, is as rich in subject matter for the artist as it is for its intriguing inhabitants.