@ThatsSolentNews @PortsmouthGhall @aspexportsmouth @HantsCulture #HMSDaedalus #Hampshire #LeeOnTheSolent 

Had a fun morning filming my HMS Daedalus panoramic painting and exhibition of local places with Solent News – and it will be on TV this evening!!! Many thanks to all involved!

#Hampshire #panoramic @aspexportsmouth @portsmouthGhall #OilPaint #HMSDaedalus @AberArtSchool

How lucky am I? Being invited to exhibit in a venue with a wall long enough for my 9.5 metre panoramic painting of HMS Daedalus? It hasn’t been exhibited in Hampshire before, or since my first MA exhibition in Aberystwyth School of Art. It is now on view at the Aspex exhibition space at the Guildhall cafe in Portsmouth and can be seen until June 2nd. 

@aspexportsmouth #Daedalus #Portsmouth #Hampshire @VisitHampshire #panoramic

Hanging Saturday 11th! I will be exhibiting my 9 metre long panoramic painting of former naval base HMS Daedalus, at the Guildhall cafe in Portsmouth with Aspex Gallery very soon! I’m excited to see it all hung together for the first time since my MA exhibition in Aberystwyth, and to be sharing it with Hampshire for the first time! Come along and take a look! Starting next week till June! Also lots of my other Hampshire work to see too 😊

#HeatWinner! #Surprised #Stowe @SkyArts #ThankYouJudges #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #HNSVictory

Well I’ve been dying to tell people and now I can! 

How fantastic is that….winner of the wildcards heat six !….worth the night before camp-out in the camper van, to make sure I was there on time for the very early start on the next day. 

Make sure you watch next week to find out which of the wildcards makes the semi final!

I’ll be definitely watching!

Lovely to meet all the other ‘wildcards’ and the programme behind the scenes people who couldn’t have been nicer. Thanks too judges and presenters; who really are like that in real life. 

Quite an experience!

#1DayToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #watercolour #sketchbook #commission

Please share this reminder with anyone you think will be interested, as it’s almost time for me to hide behind the sofa – my wildcard heat of Landscape Artist of the Year is on Tuesday at 8pm!

Here’s a photo of two lovely current commissions in production; reproductions of two double sketchbook pages from my time in the Naval Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth in 2014. 

It is quite a strange exercise reproducing your own work. Already in that time my process has changed considerably. There are ways of using watercolour which I know lots more about and I might have approached the whole subject differently but at the same time my commissioners have chosen views that they have a special attachment to, so I need to keep as close to my original work as possible. Really hope they like them!