Can Less Really Be More In Art ?

The White Horse by John Constable

My compositional choices and what I choose to paint are very clear, to only include what’s absolutely necessary. I only paint what is needed; subjects that add to the aesthetic of the piece. I use my artistic licence to ignore the unnecessary or mundane objects or subjects within an image. So I create paintings that […]

Can Gardening Really Help Your Mental Health?

Discussing our mental health has become a hugely talked about issue in recent times, especially during lockdown and with Mental Health Awareness’s theme of nature this year. So I felt it was a good time to share some of my experiences about how nature and my little garden has helped me to keep on the […]

Influencers – You Know What They Say About Genius’s !

Architecture is another art form which has always fascinated me and in particular the extraordinary architectural master of Art Nouveau, Gaudi.  His monuments in Barcelona have become iconic elements of Catalan culture and had a massive impact on me when I first saw his amazing work. Gaudi was a pioneer of design, he moved away […]

Old & Tired But Still Colourful – Wilton’s Music Hall

My latest painting just had to be painted mainly because of the insane number of colours crammed into such a small space and because it was a challenge to see if I could paint something so far out of my comfort zone.  I trained as a scientist, so my natural instinct is to be analytical […]

The Power of the Portrait

I am an artist who always looks at the world around me and I want to transfer my vision onto canvas. My collection of People and their portraits holds an important role in my portfolio of work. I have had the pleasure of being commissioned to make some wonderful portraits of friends and collectors as […]

Inspiration In Art

All the Riches of the World

We all need inspiration in our lives, whether this comes from other people, music or the flowers in our garden. These moments of stimulation keep us going, they keep our senses heightened and our brains working, helping us to appreciate the world we live in. Admittedly recent times have made positive inspiration more difficult for […]

Alive & Well – Focus on Men’s Health Week

Recent times have made taking care of our mental and physical health even more challenging than usual with many of us looking to new areas to help us through. For those that are lucky enough to be involved in art or even perhaps to have newly discovered the art world, the release from painting or […]

At Home With Parker – ‘Creative Space’

Creative Space, 112 x 81cm – acrylic on board, ‘A self-portrait set in my kitchen which is a very creative space as I love to cook every day and I love good food. Again colour, light and geometry.’ When we are all at home so much more, a self-portrait is a natural subject to choose […]

At Home With Parker – ‘Still Life with Mantelpiece’

‘Still Life with Mantelpiece’ Acrylic on paper, 70 x 50cm. ‘Some of my objects sitting on my mantelpiece, beautiful objects creating a beautiful composition from my life’ Inspiration for paintings can come from so many different areas in an artist’s life. Emotions and locations are two of the most relevant influences and certainly two that […]