The Arcade in Accrington – Sketching With Ribble Urban Sketchers


I had the opportunity to join the Ribble Urban Sketchers Group. We met at the Arcade in Accrington. I have created a blue watercolour pencil sketch which I later enhanced with gloss.

How To Draw Tree Foliage With Coloured Pencils


My latest drawing with Derwent Lightfast Coloured Pencils is of rich green poplar trees in Castle Park. In this post you can find out about the drawing techniques I used to create the leaves, grass, sky, shadow etc.

Introducing Derwent Lightfast Oil Pencils


Lightfast Coloured Pencils are pencils that have a pigment that is resistant to fading and discolouration when exposed to light. The sheer variety of colours and how they can be used allow me more creative freedom without the mess of mixing paint.

Cyclists Riding Into Sunset – The Process Of Painting in 4 Steps


This is the 4-step process of painting Cyclists Riding Into Sunset. From watercolour pencils, through splashing inks and drizzling gloss.

The thrill of velodrome cycling


I was commissioned to paint this velodrome sprint portrait. In this post you can discover the process and techniques I use when creating this cycling artwork and find out how I capture fast motion.