skip to Main Content

The Sky Is The Limit

¡Hola! Here's the Montgó massif in Spain, a breathtaking lump of rock that rises 750 metres above the villa where I based my first painting holiday in two years, amply illustrating, in two photographs, my constant adjuration to students of…

Read More

Sculpting With Colour

"Le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'un occupation inutile."* I'm very fond of this quotation from Henri de Régnier, which Maurice Ravel inscribed on the title page of his score for Valses Nobles et Sentimentales. The composer may have been satirising…

Read More

Back To Life?

Contemplating the return to real life classes With the support of many of my students and with the help of  Zoom, Google Classroom, a new iPhone, iPad and Mac, I've been able to continue teaching throughout the pandemic. We've pretty well covered…

Read More

Come to T with me!

  On Watercolour A to Z, our online journey through the watercolour alphabet, we looked at how to describe the form of an object using just two colours (A), then with three or four more, allowed them to bloom and flow freely…

Read More

Landscape Heavy?

Within a few days of publication, my book, Tate: Master Watercolour, was named 'Book of the Month' by Artists & Illustrators magazine. I was delighted, of course, but that quickly turned to disappointment when I discovered that the first precious sentence of…

Read More

Master Watercolour

Master Watercolour is a practical book project that began in September 2018 and took me more than a year to complete. My first task was to look through the entire Tate Gallery collection for works in watercolour that I believed…

Read More
Back To Top