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Interesting new developments…

I’ve been playing around with three new lantern designs this week…


The cutting profile needs a bit of tweaking, but they will be ready for production soon.



I am taking part in Art in the Priory, near Wetherby, North Yorkshire. The event is open 10am til 4pm January 17th, 18th and 19th.


Christmas is coming

Apparently. Though I’m still in denial. There are lots of things in my online shop that might make nice presents…

lantern photos

Next week (commencing 16th) will be my last posting week.



‘Hidden Places, Open Spaces’. A new exhibition of paintings at Chantry House Gallery in Ripley, North Yorkshire. October 5th – 20th 2013

bolton Abbey detail

I will be posting more images of the new work soon. This one is of Bolton Abbey.

Win a limited edition print!

Ahead of the exhibition opening I’m offering the chance to win a hand finished print. See details over on my blog…


Hebden Bridge Open Studios

July 5th, 6th and 7th. 11am til 5pm

Tomorrow i shall be framing, wrapping, hoovering, dusting, hanging and pricing. I shall also be delivering stock to Heart Gallery. Open Studios is just 36 hours away!

cover13draw1I will be hanging pictures. There will be browsers of prints, a fire place full of lanterns, lots of cards, and some bargains to be had too. There are over 80 artists participating this year and the weather will be beautiful. Please come to Hebden Bridge over the weekend!


New things in my on-line shop!

I have just listed Whitby Lanterns…Whitby Lantern

and my newest range of cards…

5 thumbnails

to my on-line shop! Please go and have a browse.



The Saltaire Arts Trail this weekend!

I am just packing up the car ready to hang a display of work at 19 Herbert Street, as part of the Saltaire Arts Trail this weekend. The trail runs May 25th, 26th, and 27th, and I am manning the house all day Saturday, and on Monday Afternoon. Please come and say hello!


I will be exhibiting a number of framed and unframed prints as well as cards and lanterns. I have been working on some new lanterns, based on Whitby (I am a bit proud of these!).


stoodley pike


Printmakers James Bywood and June Russell, and painter Francesca Roberts and myself all create landscapes and townscapes. We’re making 19 Herbert Street into the Landscape house.



Fancy winning a print?

This year the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival have been looking for ways of raising funds and have asked me to donate a print. Over on my Facebook page I am taking advice on which print to give…



Tall Trees and Warm Stone

The exhibition at Heart Gallery has now been running for just over a week.

stoodley pike

If you haven;t had a chance to go in and see, then please do! The sold originals are still hanging, but will be collected in the next few weeks, gradually being replaced by framed, hand finished prints.

I recorded a little podcast to go with the new paintings, to explain the stories behind some of them. It isn’t long. If you’ve time then have a listen…

Work in Progress

Some new work on my desk today. Another piece for the solo show at Heart Gallery at the end of the month.

railings painting in progress

I am also trying to generate a discussion about working spaces over on my Facebook Page for anyone wishing to join in!

Sneak preview….

Here are small details of some of the new work heading to Heart gallery for my March 28th preview evening.

details for alisonI’ve just sent out the email invitations. If you would like to come along, then please get in touch!

New Facebook Page!

Sorry to jump on a bandwagon,  but I now have a Facebook page. And I’m doing my first Facebook giveaaway…

lanternsWould anyone like to win a lantern? I’m selecting the winner next Tuesday (February 26th).
Exhibition Date Announced!

The new body of work, entitled Tall Trees and Warm Stone, will be previewing on Thursday 28th March. There will be at least 12 new paintings and accompanying  prints. I will be posting some images of the new work in the coming weeks.