News and events

Painting Portraits in Watercolour – new book!

My fifth book has just been published by The Crowood Press. You can order it here: or from your usual book seller. It will be published in North America in approximately six months’ time.


New enamel pin badgesPins

I was delighted to take delivery of a small order of enamel pins. I only have 30 of each, so hurry if you would like one. You can find them here

Portrait webinars announcedNews

In the autumn I shall be running five webinars with the lovely people at The Leisure Painter magazine, starting in September. Each will explore a different aspect of painting portraits in watercolour and cost £15. You can find out more here:

Public Choice Award

Delighted to win the Public Choice Award at the Henley Art and Craft Guild Exhibition in May 2023, for my painting of Cherhill White Horse. You can find it for sale in the Nature gallery.

Painting Portraits in Watercolour – September 2023

My fifth book will be published 26 September 2023 (provisionally) and is available for pre order on Amazon. Once again the lovely people at Crowood Press, will be publishing a book full of tips and techniques, this time concentrating on the human face. Will bring you more news nearer the time.

Painting Birds in Watercolour – new book!

Out now!! Published by The Crowood Press, this is a practical guide to capturing the character of birds, rather than getting caught up in the detail. It includes domestic fowl, birds of prey, exotic birds and garden birds. It is available from or if you are not in the UK and are struggling to find it, The Book Depository offers free international shipping: Crowood has kindly offered a 20% discount if you use BIRDS20 at the checkout.

Online learning

Have you seen the latest online courses? Join students from all around the world to learn new techniques. It’s a great way to learn at your own pace and the next best thing to sitting with me in the studio:

Have you seen my YouTube tips?

I cannot believe that 29,000 people are already subscribing to my YouTube channel! Thank you for every like and comment. If you are not a subscriber please join me every week for a tip, trick or technique: I share weekly tips and techniques or you can check out my blog here, for more tips.