A New Year, a New Look

January 02, 2015  •  2 Comments

Time to dust off the cobwebs and look forward to another year behind the lens. Having said that it is less than 2 weeks since Elaine and I ended our hectic run-in to Christmas at the final Spitalfields Arts Market of 2014. Perhaps not many cobwebs then. I must say how grateful I am to those people who made such wonderful comments about my work with special thanks to those who liked it so much they became customers. Gratifying because I need to sell to have a business but beyond that knowing that something I have created can give such pleasure. Thank you all.

My web site has a new look. I hope you like the improved presentation and would welcome any thoughts you may about it.

I am often asked question is 'what is your favourite photograph'? A simple question but not so to answer; my mind races around at moments like that; do I discuss the technical merits of an image or just the general ambience? Well in truth I have a number of images which have pleased me but have not necessarily translated to sales although there is one which readily comes to mind and is attracting much interest at the moment. So to those who have asked or those who are just curious to know, the picture below taken from Firle Beacon overlooking the Weald in East Sussex is one which gives me much pleasure. In fact one of my favoured landscape photographers, David Noton, has recently commented on his web site that he could not have bettered the image himself. This on top of my 'Winter' image receiving the Judges Award from Charlie Waite in the LPOTY competition. All my Christmas's really did come at once, I must be doing something right! So for now here is my current favourite.....

The Sussex WealdThe Sussex Weald

I am delighted to have been invited by the owners of Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare Suffolk to exhibit in Totally Photographic V - The Award Winners Exhibition - which runs from  24th January to 28th February. The other photographers involved are Paul Coghlin, Glyn Barney, Rebecca Nason and Andrew Midgley, all esteemed in their field. In fact Andrew had his image chosen to be the cover picture of 2014 Landscape Photographer of the Year book, quite an honour. I have carefully selected 20 images for the exhibition so I suppose they may well be my favourites! Sure to be an excellent exhibition.

I have added provisional events for the first part of the year on my events page, I hope to have these confirmed in the near future. The essence of them will be Spitalfields Arts Market as well as the impressive Essex Craft & Design Show at RHS Hyde Hall in early May.

That is it for now, my best wishes to you for a safe and happy 2015. Thank you for your support and encouragement.


2.Chrystine Payjack(non-registered)
OMG I love this picuture of the Weald in East Sussex- espeically as I travel to East Sussex a lot to see my daughter.
Can you tell me what you meant by the comment that your winter winning picutre would look good in Oil or was it acrylic?

I also loved that and these two ( the one above) would be on my hot 'to buy list' - I so struggle with wall space but being Canadian I long for winter and snow and have a small collection of paintings and pics that are snow bound to remind me of home. I bring them out in winter for one wall as as part of my winter deorations.
1.Sarah Pugh(non-registered)
I've already started taking the gallery apart to clean it and get it ready for the Totally Photographic V - The Award Winners exhibition and can't wait to see all your stunning images in the flesh, rather than as jpegs. We hope to have re-painted some of the walls too. See you in a couple of weeks.
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