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Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley. Exhibition continues throughout September.

September 15, 2016







My current exhibition at Saltbox Gallery is on going. Here are a few of the pictures on sale.


July 1, 2016

This year I will be showing work at Birdfair in the art marquee, stand 37. I very much look forward to showing at Birdfair and catching up with other artists. If you are going do come along for a chat. I will be showing these and many other new compositions.

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Swifts should hatch soon…

June 17, 2016

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A selection of photographs from my Swift nest box camera. The 2 eggs should hatch any day now. The young will fledge in about 6 week’s time. The photographs of Swifts screaming show the birds reacting to non breeding Swifts who are checking out potential nest sites. These younger birds are not yet mature enough to breed and are probably also practicing approach and landing.

Spotted Flycatcher

June 9, 2016

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Lovely views of a Spotted Flycatcher yesterday. How is it that Spotted Flycatchers have become so scarce? Every park, churchyard and large garden used to have a pair. They have a subtle beauty, with soft expression and elegant shape and for their graceful aerial sorties to catch flying insects. They cost me a grade or two in my exams, because rather than revise I would gaze for hours at the pair that used our open fronted nest box. I was transported today, back to my early days of birding when using my old Swift binoculars I would sketch and note their every move as they shared our garden in Summer.

Too cold for Swifts to feed

May 25, 2016


My Swifts have not left the nest box today. A finely balanced decision between using energy to fly and finding enough flies to make doing so worthwhile.

Swifts back in the camera nest box

May 23, 2016

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The Swifts were reunited in their nest box last week and have quickly settled down to build a nest. They can only gather airborne material, mainly feathers at the moment. Much of their time is spent mutual preening on the nest.


May 21, 2016

I am currently exhibiting paintings in Wild in the City at The Forum, Norwich celebrating 90 years of Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The exhibition is open Mon- Sat 10am- 5pm and Sun 10am- 4pm until Sunday 5th June. Here are two of the paintings showing.

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