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November 18, 2017

This is Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America, announcing the death of President Kennedy on a CBS bulletin at 13.38, Central Standard Time, on 22 November 1963.

The painting captures the exact moment when he says “The news, now official, President Kennedy was...

November 8, 2017

On 26 October 2017, the previously classified files relating to the assassination of John F Kennedy were due to be released to the general public.

In a wave of publicity, President Trump promised that all files would become available and that perhaps, at last, we would...

August 11, 2017

Most people remember exactly where they were when they heard that JFK had been assassinated in 1963 or when passenger airliners hit The World Trade Centre in 2001. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I saw Archie Gemmill score the third goal agains...

August 5, 2017

Have you ever asked yourself the question “what would my dream job be, if I could choose”?

Setting aside the daft ideas like Quality Controller for Cadbury’s or Chinese Takeaway Taster, I have decided that my ideal situation would be painting advertising posters for eve...

August 3, 2017

There is nothing I enjoy more than painting scenes from Richard Wagner’s opera cycle masterpiece

Der Ring Des Nibelungen whilst listening to the music at the same time.

After years of heartbreak, I’ve realised that “keeping it simple” on the canvas is a must as you will,...

August 3, 2017

Here I am again, asking myself the eternal question, when is a painting actually finished?

Over the years, I have established a firm process for painting a portrait. I follow these steps to get the best out of myself and to improve the work as much as I can.

1.       I s...

August 1, 2017

Meet Jacqueline Bouvier who became Mrs. Jackie Kennedy when she married JFK in 1953.

It is now 54 years since that day in Texas when her husband was shot dead by an assassins bullet.

I’ve been watching a lot of stuff on the internet about the assassination and it never c...