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An online zoom class run from Phil's studio

Zoom art and wellbeing

There is plenty of evidence that practicing art and being involved socially in groups is good for well-being and I am pleased to be able

Black and white photo of a rolling field with trees in Ryedale

Research in Ryedale

Wednesday was an art development day in Ryedale. This is the countryside that is taking my focus at present and particularly the working landscape rather

Seagulls eating chips

Seaside continued

There have been some great responses to this topic. I think it is so evocative especially now and at this time of year. Below is

Zoom in Lockdown

I am restarting writing a regular blog to let people know what I’m doing at this time. As with most people I have had to

Images emerging

I am doing some drawings in charcoal that come to a natural finish and I am completely happy with the unfinished nature of them (even

Picture in situ

Into the Mist This was purchased by a class member. I enjoyed working on the softness of the mist. It takes a little work with

York Open Studios

I had a very successful York Open Studios. The footfall was pretty low but those that did come there were plenty who were looking to

Revisiting Terrington view

A few weeks ago the weather was perfect and I managed to persuade fellow artist Patrick Smith to join me on a painting trip. 21

Charcoal drawings

I am doing some charcoal drawings at the moment. 65 x 48 cm. A series titled beyond words.

Life Drawings

I have decided to put a few more of my life drawings as I believe they warrant an airing on the blog. Most are pencil

Very ordinary objects

The brief this week in June was to look at something that had little to inspire you. Quite hard to decide what to chose when

Ellergill 2016

This was the fourth trip to the bunk barn in Littondale in the Yorkshire Dales and it was a resounding success. So much so that