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Weekly Open Studio Days

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus we will be postponing Friday Open Studio days for the time being. If you do wish to visit the studio, feel free to give me a call or drop me an email and I'll be happy to arrange a time. Thanks.

T: 0161 6277 490

My studio/gallery at Lockside Mill, Marple is open every Friday in the run up to Christmas.


I'm very proud to be showing brand new work inspired by recent travels over the Summer months.

Inspired by my trip to Hangzhou in Spring, three new figure studies feature alongside new landscape paintings that capture the beauty and culture of this fascinating area.

Closer to home, Manchester provides a continued source of inspiration and the show sees new large paintings featuring views of the city centre including one from my favourite spot, Shamble Square.

Painting 'en Plein Air' has led to three very different paintings. One in the majestic setting of Lyme Park Gardens, and two from the windswept coastline on Plymouth Hoe, which was part of the recent Sky Landscape Artist of the Year programme. 


now available!

Packed full of new paintings my popular calendar will be available to purchase from this weekend. 

If you'd like to take a peek inside click here


Priced at £25 the calendar can be purchased from my studio in Marple or bought online. (p&p £5)

To buy online click here.

Please Note: The Pay button does not show on all mobile devices and tablets. Any problems, feel free to send me an email to place an order. 


Book Four is here!

Launching over the Winter Show weekend, my latest book is priced at just £25. It showcases paintings from the last year or two and holds many special memories from incredible journeys and experiences.



The studio/gallery continues to open on Fridays in the run up to Christmas. 


Sat 9th Nov 10am-5pm
Sun 10th Nov 10am-5pm

15th Nov 10am-4pm
22nd Nov 10am-4pm
29th Nov 10am-4pm
6th Dec 10am-4pm
13th Dec 10am-4pm
20th Dec 10am-4pm

27th Dec
3rd Jan

If you are unable to visit on a Friday, please call 0161 6377 490 during the week to arrange an alternative time. 

Please note there are stairs up to the studio.


After several years of toying with the idea, I finally took the plunge applied to be on my favourite TV programme, The ‘Sky Landscape Artist of the Year’. As a 'wildcard' artist, my heat was in Plymouth, somewhere I’d never been before but the location was perfect, overlooking the coast off Plymouth Hoe. I arrived the evening before, just in time to catch the end of the previous days filming. Great to see the presenters in action!


If you don't know the show, the artists are given just four hours to complete a piece of work.  Eight artists were selected to work from inside a pod, with another 50 'wildcard' artists competing for a place in the semi final. The day started as a beautiful sunny morning and I met up with my fellow competitors out on the Hoe. It was interesting to hear how far people had travelled. The Sky team were really friendly and I was looking forward to getting started. After a bit of waiting around we were given a general area to work from, from which I chose an elevated position looking westward down the coast. 

If you don't know the show, the artists are given just four hours to complete a piece of work.  Eight artists were selected to work from inside a pod, with another 50 'wildcard' artists competing for a place in the semi final. The day started as a beautiful sunny morning and I met up with my fellow competitors out on the Hoe. It was interesting to hear how far people had travelled. The Sky team were really friendly and I was looking forward to getting started. After a bit of waiting around we were given a general area to work from, from which I chose an elevated position looking westward down the coast. 

I've worked 'en plain air' before, but with the unpredictable nature of the coastal weather, alongside TV cameras and judges looking over your shoulder- it proved to be a very challenging experience!  Very soon after starting, the dark clouds moved in and the wind picked up. The day developed into a cycle of sunshine and heavy showers.


During the day one of my favourite judges, Tai Shan Schierenberg, came over to look at my work. It was great to meet and chat with him. Despite the challenges of the day, it was a very exhausting, but thoroughly enjoyable experience.


The show airs this Tuesday 15th Oct on Sky Arts. Tune in to see the outcome!

My two finished pieces will be available to see at my Winter Show in November.

My produce from the day! One of my two finished pieces...

It's All About The Water...

I'm beginning the year in a very buoyant mood! 

I was delighted to have recently been asked to produce a painting to mark the 60th Anniversary of Toddbrook Sailing Club in Whaley Bridge. It depicts a race in action with the 'Race Hut’ including the starting bell, in the foreground and the various club boats on the water. The masts by the clubhouse can also be seen in the distance.  ​

My daughters are members of the youth sailing club which they both enjoy so it's a scene I'm very fond of and know well. Toddbrook is a friendly, welcoming club that builds children's confidence and fosters a sense of independence in a safe way. The reservoir is such a great asset to the area and the sailing club encourages a wide range of people to use the facility, be it through sailing, swimming or paddle boarding. 

Through the painting, I wanted to capture the activity on the water and reflect the changing light and seasons of this tranquil view through a mixed colour palette.

Earlier stages-

Parts of printed material combined in the painting include the Toddbrook Sailing Club Logo and the Henri Lloyd Logo - as Henri Strzelecki (co-founder of the sailing clothing brand) used to sail at Toddbrook. 


The result of this culminated in a very special visit from HRH Princess Anne to celebrate the club's 60th anniversary. She's seemed very interested in the original artwork and it was a real honour to present her with a framed print of the finished painting.

Alongside limited edition prints, the original painting is now available to purchase. More information.


Round the World
Clipper Race

Next, the challenge to portray the courageous voyage of a 70-foot yacht race as they battle the elements during this epic round the world voyage.

The commission from a family to celebrate their son's experience of this epic voyage. It was the interesting account of this challenging race that inspired me, as I tried to encompass some of the excitement and peril faced by the crew during this awesome journey. 

We decided to incorporate some of the iconic landmarks they visited on route along the horizon in the painting.

Limited edition prints are now available of this unique painting. More Information


'The Bund', Shanghai

After my amazing trip to Shanghai, I'm now embarking on some new paintings starting with the memories of a walk down alongside the memorising spectacle of The Bund.

Lit up in gold, the imposing art deco buildings comes alive after dark. A really dramatic display of colour and light! 

Looking forward to seeing what such a cultural experience brings out in my art. 


Two dates for the diary:

With your continued support, I'm really looking forward to 2019.

Derbyshire Open Arts Weekend
25/26/27th May

Brand new paintings taken from suggestions on favourite locations which I hope will appeal to all.

Winter Art Show
9/10 November

This show is becoming a firm favourite to brighten up your winter walls.

National Trust

I'm proud to announce a new collaboration with the National Trust.

This will feature paintings of some of the most classical, historic buildings in the North West including Lyme, Styal Mill, Dunham Massey and Speke Hall.

Shanghai  上海

November takes me further afield with an exciting commission in Shanghai!


I will spend a week exploring China's largest city with the aim to capture all it's vibrancy and culture.

A huge congratulations to 'digitalprinting' who have produced my collection of three books and designed a bespoke Magnetic Box Set. Their entry has made it through to the final round of this years Print Week Awards.

The race is on!

To raise funds for the Thomas Theyer Foundation

This signed charity print is now available to order, at a special price and for a great cause.

All sales will help the Thomas Theyer Foundation reach their ultimate goal - to fund a brand new lodge at the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre, providing respite breaks for young people with additional needs.

Click here for more information.

Next Exhibition & Demonstration: 
July 14th & 15th 2018 10am-5pm

Peak District Artisans: Great Dome Art and Design Fair

Devonshire Dome, Buxton SK17 6RY

Preview evening on Friday July 13th, 6.30 - 8.30pm. Admission is free. See exhibitions for more details.

Below is a timelapse movie of the recent painting 'Last Light'. Capturing this fantastic view of Tower Bridge as the day draws to a close and the shadows extend, enjoyed by those on a view relaxed evening stroll. 

Below is a timelapse movie of the recent painting 'Sightseers'. An early morning view across to Westminster as the groups of tourists start to descend.

White Nancy Charity Print

Recently, a local landmark, near Bollington became a focus, as the famous ‘White Nancy’ set on the hill, was adorned with the Manchester Bee. With the City in the distance, the view was overlaid with a tempestuous sky. I felt that the sky reflected recent events in the City, and so was inspired to go home and paint.

It seemed very fitting to link this piece with a Manchester charity, in support of the City that I so love and admire. It's a place that has provided me with so much inspiration over the years. My chosen charity is ‘WE LOVE MCR CHARITY’, as its aim is to support and improve the lives of Manchester people.

The print of White Nancy is on sale now, with 50% of profits going directly to the charity. Available in three sizes, the 95 limited edition prints are available to order directly from this website, to order click here.

'Stresa' video 

Here's stage 1 of my painting of 'Stresa', a town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy. I stayed here on a painting trip last October and really enjoyed the atmosphere of this busy town and the bustling restaurants. See next stage on Youtube at

Thanks to everyone who attended the Reading Contemporary Art Fair and helped make it such a success.


More Information on the next show coming very soon...


Please see Exhibitions for more information on this year's exhibitions and shows.

Westminster Abbey Commission

NorthWest Tonight

Artwork featured on 'NorthWest Tonight' on the final day of the the 3rd Test!


Watch Clip Here >


Captured on SkySports during Day 3 of the Ashes at Old Trafford. Nice commentary from Bumble!


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Winner of the Buxton Spa Prize in 2015, Rob Wilson has fast become one of the most exciting contemporary artists in the UK. 

His mixed media paintings incorporating paint, print, texture & lines of stitching, offer atmospheric interpretations of the urban landscape.


Commissions including Westminster Abbey and covering The Ashes Series at Old Trafford.

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