The Daughters of Colin Clark

My portrait ‘The Daughters of Colin Clark’ is a finalist in the 2017 Kilgour Prize. Here are some thoughts regarding its genesis and the painting that inspired it. There is a remarkable portrait by John Singer Sargent of the four daughters of a friend of...

Little things

“Little things console us because little things afflict us.” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées I have always painted small. This is partly because I have never had much space to work in – my studio currently consists of two square metres in the corner...

Why Beauty Matters

I found this free documentary a while ago and thought I’d post it here for those who read my blog. I cannot recommend this documentary highly enough. If you’re interested in the idea of beauty, if you feel the lack of beauty in the current culture, or if,...