The White Lady

‘The White Lady’ will be performed at Crook Hall on the 22nd and 23rd of October. My painting for the poster is to be hung in the hall. I recently coloured a frame to match the artwork. Looking forward to seeing it there.













New Wylam Workshop – Poppies

Workshop/ Day course

Date – 4th of  November

Time – 10am – 4pm

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In June this year, I stopped and photographed a field full of poppies. I thought the field was breathtakingly beautiful. The orange-red of the flowers was joyous to be near. In this workshop, you will learn how to capture the essence of that in watercolours






November 26th at 18:30 to November 28th at 13:30

*NEW*  – Jason Skill can create highly realistic watercolour seascapes in under 5 minutes. Explore his methods, looking at key elements that hold a seascape together, so you can make quick and pleasing seascapes of your own.

Residential: £228 Non-residential: £162

This holiday is organised by Higham Hall. To learn more:  visit their website at;


Painting for a poster

My friend John Seymour has written a play for the 800th aniversary of Crook Hall, Durham. The play is called ‘The White Lady’ – performances are on the 22nd and 23rd of October 2017 performed at 6:30 in the great hall. I have created some artwork for the poster. The brief was that the play takes us through time to learn more about mystery of The White Lady.

Crook Hall is known for its abundant gardens, hence the playful garden painting.












I have then experimented as to how it light look with text….this is not the final poster












Demonstration at Knightsbridge Art Club

I am providing a demonstration of my seascape painting methods for Knightsbridge Art Club on Wednesday night, the 6th of September at the Gosforth Residents’ Association building on Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle. Doors open at 6:30.

I have been asked to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to attend the event. It costs £3 for guests.

I look forward to seeing you there.










The Humpty Dumpty investigation continues…..

New evidence comes to light

One of Humpty Dumpty’s drinking buddies when questioned said ‘ He was a top bloke, always full of fun and laughter. Sure he could put them away, but I never seen him unsteady on his feet. Humpty was scared of heights, so would not have climbed up on any wall. Have you seen the height of that wall in the painting? He could never have hauled himself onto it, even if he had wanted to. Humpty was a big lad. If you ask me it’s a fake.’