Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show at Monte Carlo, Port Hercule, THE show for #superyachts, been there several times, made #paintings of a few. I had some reservations however the previous editor of Yachting Monthly, the distinguished author, friend, editor of International Warships Fleet Review and the British Marine Federation all encouraged me to go for it. … Read more

Mayflower400, Plymouth.

Mayflower400, Plymouth, >progress< with a new meticulously researched painting. Painting on speculation, 61 x 91 cm [24″ x 26″], available, £5,000 a bargain as any good gallery should be delighted to show this painting. Discover more on my web site page ‘Plymouth, Mayflower‘ Mayflower400 [2020] is billed to be the biggest anniversary celebrations in the … Read more

Black Lives Matter?

Drake and slavery

Knocking down statues has become the ‘in’ thing among part of our population.

Now- Wow we have a proposal to knock off Sir Francis Drake, remove his statue from Plymouth Hoe.

'Golden Hinde'
Drake’s ‘Golden Hinde’

If you disagree I suggest you sign the petition to keep the statue on site in place.

We might as well knock down the Pyramids as they were allegedly built by slave labour.

Such vandalism would be bad for tourism !

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Changing times

‘New and Old, Further Reading’ gets more and more interesting… Following a topic raised elsewhere on Facebook, I’ve upgraded this page on my web site : the url is This somewhat haunting painting measures 35 x 46 cm (14″ x 18″) and is available for a modest £/€ 1,250.00, your purchase payments can be … Read more

Unexpected guests

Unexpected guests and a surprising dinner in my salon/studio. I had the pleasure of a first visit of many I hope by Gwen Clerivet [accordionist] and Vaness Marillier [chantress/actress]. For your amusement I tried to post here a couple of spontaneous videos. Regrettably I could not get them to down load, a software issue. Better … Read more


Une fete French style ; not my usual ‘salon’. My perspective , without balloons, fairy lights, candles and copious good wine it’s not a proper fete / party… If you compare the room by scrolling down to see it in action as my studio you’ll graphically see what I mean … The sharp eyed among … Read more