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September 9, 2017

Tulip fever has been released after all these years, for reasons unbeknownst to me there is currently no UK release date, however it is now out in US cinemas and most other countries worldwide. I've had to sit on this material since the summer of 2014, but now I can sh...

September 6, 2017

A painting doesn't just happen, well not in my experience. This statement may seem like pointing out the obvious, but the amount of students I've seen becoming disheartened and frustrated in the early stages of a painting or the conversations I've had with the general...

April 22, 2017

Self portrait; or, I'm a long way from home - Oil on canvas 95cm x 135cm

My work often has a sub-context even if at first sight it seems strictly representational. I don't really like to explain paintings too much but I suppose this concept is a little more abstract and...

July 4, 2016

This is something I meant to post a while back and seeing as the NPG's Portrait Award is now on I thought it good timing. I'm fortunate enough to have been included twice in this revised NPG publication of "500 Portraits".

Front cover, painting by Alan Coulson

My tr...

July 21, 2015

Yesterday I received some very lovely news that my painting,  “The World pulse beats beyond my door” has been selected for Figurativas 15 and has received an honourable mention. Figurativas 15 is one of the most prestigious international art competitions in the contemp...

June 4, 2015

The World pulse beats beyond my door

This is a portrait of Niamh Crawford, my sister in law. When we started the painting, Niamh was an intern, working in a London fashion house.

In Gaston Bachelard’s book “the poetics of space” which deals with subjective experiences of...

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