For Art Lovers & Collectors

This blog is not just for artists but also for art lovers and art collectors! Enjoy articles on how to take care of your art work, musings on the value of art, the meaning of inspiration and of  course the latest exhibition reviews.

Collect art

Top 10 Framing Tips
What should artists and collectors look out for when framing a work of art? After my extensive interview with my[...]
How to Frame Art: An Interview with my Framer
Framing is a big part of many artists’ work. But the choice of a good frame can be tricky. Not[...]
Do You Sell Your Work?
Yes, some people do actually ask me this. It is definitely one of my 'Frequently Asked Questions’. And the answer[...]
How to Care for your Oil Painting
Once you made that decision to purchase or commission an oil painting (from me or any other painter of course)[...]

Thoughts on art

The 17th Century in Film
Watching the recently published film Admiral about the Dutch 17th century naval hero Michiel de Ruyter, made me think about[...]
What is Your Painting Style?
How do you find your own painting style? what is your painting style? Is there any way to make sure[...]
Beauty and Art
  What is beauty? What is art? These classic questions have been asked again and again over time. The fact[...]
Sky Landscape Artist of the Year: Winner’s Interview
Last night we could watch the final of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year.  This is a painting competition on[...]


Leonardo’s Drawings
Until 6 May 2019 there are no less than 12 exhibitions of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings simultaneously all over the[...]
Every Kind of People
This lovely exhibition at Lime Tree Gallery in Bristol features not only two brand new pieces from my studio (The[...]
RWA Open Exhibition 2018
The 166th RWA Open Exhibition is on again in Bristol, UK. This annual exhibition has been going strong for so[...]
Prized Possessions from the National Trust at the Holburne in Bath
In the 17th century the Brits were mad about the Dutch.  In this eventful century (to put it mildly) there[...]