Fungus King

It's been a busy summer so far working on some commissioned illustration work and revising my next novel. I have managed to squeeze in a few smaller personal works though, some of which have made to to my shop. Here's the link if you are interested in checking them out. One of my recent favourites... Continue Reading →

The Assembly

The Assembly is a collaborative piece I did with American artist Joe MacGown. Joe prepared the board and started the drawing in ink. Earlier this year, I finished the piece, adding imagery to the top and bottom. I enjoyed working on this so much, I'm determined to do more work in ink on panel in... Continue Reading →

Shop Update

Witch of the Wormwood, 2020, oil on panel with handmade stained pine frame. Solitudes, 2020 oil on panel with handmade stained pine frame I took some time today to update my webstore on Big Cartel. I added a stippled ink drawing called Scout (not shown) and two small oils completed at the end of 2020.... Continue Reading →

Two New Watercolours

Munchfish, 2021, charcoal and watercolour on hotpress watercolour paper, 9 x 6" approximate Gap, 2021, watercolour on 300lb coldpress paper, 11 x 7.5" Two slightly different watercolour techniques on different papers, with the same palette. These pieces are available in my webstore.

Cardinal

Cardinal, 2020/21, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches Oil paintings are notoriously difficult to photograph and even worse to scan due to reflective properties. Fortunately, my printmaker has amazing skills in this area and was able to get me a nice clean capture of Cardinal. I've already added it to the cover design for... Continue Reading →

Changing Gear

I’m a couple of days late with this week’s post. Most of the past week was spent marshaling supplies needed for a couple of big illustration jobs, making sketches and basically getting into the creative headspace needed to immerse myself in a multi-month task. I’ve also been in the workshop assembling strip frames for my... Continue Reading →

Strange Birds

It's been a busy week. I've been working steadily on Harbinger (see previous post), and on this series of oils (below). These are rough and ready iPhone images off my drawing table and once they are properly finished I'll put some better shots on my website. Birds and flight seem to be the central theme.... Continue Reading →

Firebug

This a newly completed piece. I hope you enjoy it! The work is available for sale. Please message me for details if interested. Richard

Weight

Here's another quick ink and watercolour piece. I'm starting to think about a slightly more ambitious piece. Richard

Art of the Socially Distant

I hope everyone is doing okay. Today I'm posting a couple of things I did over the weekend. I hope you enjoy them.   I found a little scribble in an old sketchbook and decided to turn it into a drawing. The watercolour gives the piece the feel of a children's book illustration. One of... Continue Reading →

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