September 10, 2023

In the sketch book today: New painting idea, sleeping man at Heathrow and Gold Hill coffee stop

September 07, 2023

We now have five different nations and various multi-billionaires launching rockets to the moon. I mean, The Waste. All of them working separately and secretly so that those other humans on the other side of a man-made border (the worst human invention?) don't steal their knowledge.
If they really have to prove how great we are by boldly going to new planets and moons why can't they work together? Imagine if all those incredibly clever people concentrated on their common lunar goal, then all of the spare, unneeded scientists could work on improving things back here. Maybe they could solve the problem of energy storage. We desperately need a way of keeping hold of green energy for when the wind doesn't blow or the sun shine.
Stop playing with your big missiles and sort out a much more pressing problem here on Earth. After all, it's not rocket science

August 26, 2023

Massive thanks to the lovely Resurgence and Ecologist magazine for featuring our Let's Go Wild poster and leaflet in the latest edition

August 17, 2023

I'm proud to part of the selection panel for The Shaftesbury Open. Looking forward to seeing some lovely work entered for the exhibition that will run from 6-23 December. Submissions open on the 1 September here

August 04, 2023

Brushes, jars and turps

July 26, 2023

A sketch for a lovely couple who live near the top of Gold Hill

July 18, 2023

Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet. In 2007 while working in @sundaytimesgraphics  at The Sunday Times @thetimes  I produced this diagram for @thestmagazine  all about the climate emergency we were creating. It was to accompany an extract of the amazing book by @mark_lynas  explaining what will happen to the planet as we warm it up degree by degree. It was sobering stuff to read and a tricky graphic to do to encapsulate it all. This diagram was one of a long line of environmental stories and graphics the newspaper published over the past thirty five years warning about the damage we were doing.

Working in The Sunday Times newsroom gave me the massive privilege of seeing reports and research into how we were overheating the environment which spurred me on to try and incorporate some of that information into my work as a painter today. 

Now we are, sadly, where we are: experiencing record breaking temperatures and rapidly shrinking icecaps worldwide. These incredible events are still being reported in some sort of "Wow! What a summer we're having" way. If only my old employers would lead a siren call for instant action to tackle the emergency we're in. I'm sad to say that I feel it is already too late.

July 14, 2023

Proud to have my watercolours on display in the Adrian Hill Fine Art gallery in Holt, Norfolk. Especially as the paintings are snuggled up to the work of some amazing artists including, ahem, a Mr Hockney, Lowry and Seago

July 14, 2023

……painter in front of paintings pic.

A great opening night to the Monarch's Way exhibition at Kevis House Gallery last night in Petworth. The show runs until 29 July and is part of the Petworth Festival Many thanks to all the very supportive people who came along to the beautifully curated gallery……and spilled outside when there wasn't enough room

July 05, 2023

Many thanks to Keri at  This is Alfred for the interview about the Sustainable Shaftesbury Let's Go Wild interactive graphic and poster