Here are the photos of the portrait of Max framed. Its a beautiful frame, its called Spoon Aged and it works so well with my pencil drawings. We have had a bit of an extra wait with this moulding as …

Here is the finished scan of the 7 dog portrait! Its all packed up and waiting for FedEx to collect and it will be winging its way over to the USA later today. The portrait is really stunning here in …

My Derwent pencils have arrived! I have been in touch with Derwent over the last few weeks as myself, a couple of London Art College tutors and 5 students have had the opportunity of testing and reviewing their new range of graphite …

Here is Betty! This is the second commission on behalf of Lady Bamford for her staff. The portrait below is for Emma as a gift for her birthday. It is a 9 x 9 pencil drawing on Italian Fabriano paper. Betty is the …

Here is the final scan of Zeke. The portrait is an 8″ x 7″ drawing on Italian Fabriano Artistico paper and its heading off to Florida later this week. It would have been Zeke’s 14th birthday on December 8th so my …

Early morning start here at our studio – Red Kite Studios. Particularly early this morning as we have been following the nights events of the US election. Its always cosy down in our studio in early mornings and late evenings. …

Here are the next stages of the painting of the 7 dogs Thurston, Molly, Zoe, Radar, Isabelle, Dixie and Bob. Nicholas is still painting away, its coming along well. All of the undertones are in now and its all about the …

Here are the next stages of the 7 dog portrait which is coming along really well. The dogs in order are Thurston, Molly, Zoe, Radar, Isabelle, Dixie and Bob. Nicholas has been painting for a number of weeks and will be …

Here is the finished scan of the gorgeous collie called Banjo – I hope that you all like it! The drawing is a 12 x 10 pencil and its going to be heading off this week to Australia for a special …

We have some very good friends who’s daughter will be 18 soon and I have drawn her an autumnal leaf study for her birthday. Having chatted with my framer Amanda on the kind of look I wanted for the frame, she came up …

Today I’m catching up on the blog! There have been lots of portraits completed over the last few weeks and so today I felt the need to catch up. I wanted to let everyone know what amazing artwork has been flying …

This week has been very busy in the studio. However it has been very quiet blog wise, as we have been without any internet! We have very slow speeds living rurally, sub 2mbps. Many homes around us are on superfast, however we …

Everything is much more grounded now on the 7 dog portrait, Nicholas has been adding in the curb they are sitting on. The next stage will be coming soon! The dogs in order are Thurston, Molly, Zoe, Radar, Isabelle, Dixie and …

Here are the first stages of the 7 dog portrait. Nicholas is working on the portrait as we speak and so I will try to take more photos of him working on the painting today. I usually add the photo …

Here is the completed painting of Nelson the Leonburger. The portrait has been framed in our Curved Gold Line frame and it works really well matching our clients other frame for their previous painting. Nicholas is now starting the big …

Here is Max! I actually completed Max prior to Django, however, I have been doing some additions separate to the portrait which I will reveal when the portrait is framed. I will be able to blog the full story to …

As you can see I have been busy at my drawing board, and haven’t updated the blog for a while. This time of year gets so busy, I need to spend more time drawing than doing admin, so it does …

Here is the final scan of Nelson the Leonberger. The portrait is a 12 x 10 oil on Italian Linen canvas and Nicholas has been working on the painting over the last couple of weeks. It will now be framed, …