My Cambridge Open Studios event is cancelled due to the shockingly dishonest behaviour of the previous owners who sold the pub a few weeks ago without telling us. The new owners have refused to reply to any of our contacts so we had no choice but to cancel the entire event. Absolutely gutted, to say the least.

Cambridge Open Studios is coming around quickly (as usual). This year I am showing at The Jolly Scholar with my good friend John Lyons from Littleport and Sarah Dodkin Rush, a Sculptor from Ely who creates very interesting sculptures from such things as Bog Oak. More details here.



Some photos from the Preview Reception for my solo exhibition at Frameworks-Cottenham. More here...

Extract from Cambridge News (February 15th 2012) Page 8- what is it about journalists that they have to come up with such cheesy headlines?

The exhibition at Frameworks-Cottenham was installed today and looks good. All the new work is in- barely dry. Can relax now, until Friday!

I got a small article in this month's Style Magazine (February 12) on page 94, advertising the solo exhibition launching next week at Frameworks-Cottenham.

My first solo exhibition in over 3 years opens next week at Frameworks-Cottenham. 'Peel The Bark From The Tree' features a series of new paintings inspired by The Wildlife Trust exhibition last December. Please come along to the preview on Friday evening between 6 and 9pm.

Just a couple of weeks to go before the extravaganza 'Art At The Manor House' exhibition in Cambourne, in aid of The Wildlife Trusts. Can't wait.

I have produced a new series of work called 'Peel The Bark From The Tree' specifically for the imminent 'Art At The Manor House' exhibition in aid of The Wildlife Trust here in Cambourne on 2nd December. I will start adding completed works to the gallery over the next few weeks. They are very obviously 'Code' paintings but I have used the idea of peeling bark from a tree as a metaphor (rather than the conflict between free-will and genetic inheritance) as the starting point for the usual aesthetic.

Me with Lee Corbyn of Frameworks-Cottenham and Barbara Grafton at Barbara's Preview reception last night at Frameworks. A beautiful exhibition at a lovely gallery.

The Siott Gallery Stand at the recent Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair- many thanks to Claudia & Jonathan from Siott for all their efforts.

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I've noticed that one of my paintings is available as a print through the national retail brand NEXT. They have a new department called art2order and my painting 'exposed' is being offered. It's through an agreement with Easyart prints- I've been selling prints through them for a few years now. Pretty cool.

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Siott Gallery is taking me to the annual Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair this year- this is the first time my work has been shown at NGAF since around 2008 when I was shown by the agency 'The Definite Article'. Fingers crossed it sells!

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I did this interview for Cambridge Creative Network recently....

I am part of a group exhibition of abstract painters at Frameworks-Cottenham from Thursday 14th July. I'm showing with an old friend Mike Bell and a new friend Katarina Hanssens Carlsson. No preview for this show as there was not time to organise one but I'll be having a solo show there in February & March next year and will definitely have a preview then.

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Well, that's Cambridge Open Studios done and dusted for another year. Huge thanks to Jo Tunmer for letting me show with her again this year. It was nice to work with Paul Rodhouse this time too- a very nice man. I managed to sell as much this year as last year, but in half the time. Not bad. Will be participating from my own house next year hopefully- just need to convince enough Cambourne artists to take part to make it worthwhile.

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These are two of the linocuts I have been working on recently. More to follow. I'm really enjoying the process. The one on the right is a self-portrait. I am having a selection of them framed at Frameworks-Cottenham in the next few days so that they are ready for COS on 9th/10th.

New work for Cambridge Open Studios taking place in less than two weeks time. This one is called 'We Think The Same Things At The Same Time'. There are a few others drying. I've been working on some new Linocuts too- more details to follow soon.

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I am participating in this year's Cambridge Open Studios again at the lovely Jo Tunmer's house in Highworth Avenue. We are doing one weekend this year- 9th and 10th July. We are having a drinks reception on Saturday 9th of July from 6-9pm with music, wine & nibbles so please feel free to pop along.
Click here for more details...

On Saturday 16th July 2011 from 6:30 until 8:30pm I will be participating in an art exhibition and auction, raising funds for
Cam-Mind and the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.  Over 25 local artists are participating by donating pieces to be auctioned off, and these include paintings, prints, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, drawings and illustration.  There will also be food, drink, a message from Keith Evans, the Chairman of Cam-Mind, and live entertainment, as well as the opportunity to explore the beautiful setting of Haddenham Galleries

More information about the individual artists, their donations, and the venue is available at the
website. If you are unable to attend on the 16th July but would still like to bid on something from the collection, our website also supports online bidding. Simply enter your maximum bid for each item and we'll do all the hard work for you on the night!

Click here for a map to the venue.

This is a free event, and we are really looking forward to seeing you there! However due to limited space please could you let us know if you would like to come to this amazing one-off event by sending us an 

I've been accepted by SIOTT Gallery from Reading, Berkshire. They do several of the regional art fairs so hopefully they'll take my work to some of them. It's been a while since the last one, Cambridge Art Fair in 2009 with 'Art Addict' I think....

The Cambourne Art Exhibition for EACH was a brilliant event- we raised over £1000 for EACH (including Gift Aid), sold lots of paintings and had a great time in the process. I will definitely be organising it again next year. Which charity though?

Check out my newly created Miscellaneous section in the Gallery. It contains lots of framed prints, sketches and other little original pieces like the limited edition print of 'Try to scream but it only comes out as a whisper' shown above.

This is a new painting called 'Life's Left Turns 1', part of a series of 4 on canvas board. Need to get them framed now. Click here for more details.

I am organising a fund-raising art exhibition event on 7th May this year in aid of East Anglian Children's Hospices. There are, so far, 8 people involved- painters, photographers and sculptors, including Jo Tunmer, John Lyons, Laurence Broderick and Kaine Kulczak. I have set up a website here, a blog here and a facebook group here if you are interested in more information.

The poster for the forthcoming Winter Exhibition at Needhams Restaurant & Art Gallery. I'm sharing the walls with the genius photographers Neil & Sion Graham-Cameron from Haddenham, my friend the lovely painter & poet John Lyons from Littleport, the photographer Jo Tammaro from East Kent and the painter Sonja Benskin-Mesher from the majestic land of Snowdonia.

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This year's programme should have been set last year but I still find myself planning and organising things that seem to be just a few months away. It's time to decide what to do regarding this year's Cambridge Open Studios event and I am currently hatching a plan for another charity exhibition much like last year's successful Cambridge Art For Autism event.

This is my contribution to the New York edition of the 'Ray Johnson's A Book About Death' project. The 'book' will be exhibited at the SAL Art Gallery, part of Long Island University in Brookville, New York, from October 31st to November 5th 2010 and will then become part of the permanent Ray Johnson collection. Click here for a history of the project so far.

I now have several versions of 'Noise 1', one of my earliest Code paintings, available for sale as limited edition prints. Prints are available on paper and canvas, framed and mounted, or on stretched canvas over a deep edge box frame. Sizes range from A4 up to A1 in any of the available colourways. As ever, the print run will be limited to 100, the total number of prints regardless of colourway, size or format. Click here for more details.