Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Giants of Steam - A scene at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway featuring A4 Pacific No. 60009 'Union of South Africa'. 13th Oct 2018.



Sunday, 31 December 2017

Here is my current painting work in progress. It depicts BR Standard Class '5' No. 73082 'Camelot' on the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park.



Monday, 19 June 2017

This is my most recent railway painting. It depicts BR 'Britannia' class Pacific No. 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' passing Lewes on a special train commemorating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Lewes to Seaford branch line. (oil on board)


Friday, 3 June 2016

I'm currently appearing as a Male Super in the Glyndebourne production of Wagner's 'Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg' which runs until the end of June. It's a revival of the 2011 production directed by Sir David McVicar starring Gerald Finley in the lead role of Hans Sachs. The orchestra is the LPO conducted by Michael Güttler. Here is a snap of me and my other Male Super pals in our dressing room (I'm in the brown hat).


Thursday, 28 May 2015

Recently appeared as Dr Richard Forth in 'Prescription for Murder' by Norman Robbins at Wivelsfield Little Theatre. Here's the review in the 'Middy'. Unfortunately I was the victim and it was my wife wot dun it!


Sunday, 21 December 2014

On 14th October at Kidderminster Railway Museum I was elected an Associate Member of the Guild of Railway Artists. My painting of two Great Western Prairie tanks at Southall in the 1960s featured in their latest Newsletter 'Wheel and Palette'


Thursday, 25 September 2014

I'm currently rehearsing for the Ditchling Players next production The Nightingales a comedy by Peter Quilter in which I'm cast as Charlie. Set in the home of a cabaret star, Jack, the rhythm of his comfortable life is disturbed by the unexpected arrival of his parents, who were themselves a Music Hall act, ‘Charlie and Beat’. Why they have suddenly descended on Jack is unclear; then his mother disappears.

Jack’s stage partner, Maggie, is having relationship problems, which Jack could solve, and the ‘will they, won’t they’ path of Jack and Maggie weaves its way throughout the play.

I've also designed the poster.



Saturday 13th September was Haywards Heath Town Day. The Tour of Britain Cycle Race was scheduled to pass through the town at around midday immediately after which there was a parade through the main street of the The Royal Yeomanry, led by a military band. This was the prelude to the granting by Mid Sussex District Council of Freedom of Entry to the District to the Regiment whose headquarters are in Croydon. I was commissioned to produce an illuminated address to mark the event and managed to attend the ceremony and take a few photographs.












Sunday, 27 April 2014

Nice surprise coverage of our exhibition and demonstrations at the White Horse in the West Sussex Gazette

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Patricia Gidney, Max Brownrigg and I have been hanging our exhibition of paintings, calligraphy and collages at the White Horse Inn in Ditchling. It fills the bar and restaurant areas and consists of about 60 pieces. The exhibition runs until the end of June and during weekends and Bank Holidays in May becomes part of the Art in Ditchling Trail itself incorporated into Brighton Artists Open Houses. This is my very rough and ready snap of my corner of the bar. http://artinditchling.wordpress.com/

Sunday, 8 December 2013

A very wet day at the Bluebell on 9th November. Rebuilt Bulleid 'West Country' Pacific No. 34046 'Braunton' was the main attraction having worked in on a special from London Victoria.






Friday, 25 October 2013

This article appeared in yesterday's Mid Sussex Times.


from Mid Sussex Times 24/10/13

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