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Ragnar's Epitaph - Viking Long ship painting

The painting of Ragnar’s Epitaph

Painted back in 2014, Ragnar’s Epitaph brought together a scene near my childhood home (which forever captivated me), and the best preserved example of a Viking long-ship ever unearthed.

Consumerism painting. animals on a conveyor belt

Consumerism painting at ChinaFit Festival

Despite the recent negative image of China, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a burgeoning animal rights and vegan movement there. Read how the ChinaFit Festival in Beijing reached out to 30m people.

Lagertha - Shield Maiden painting of Viking

The making of Lagertha – Shield Maiden

I thought I’d talk a little about the central figure in this painting, mainly because it took 120 hours to paint her and a mere 8 for the rest of the artwork. ‘Digital’ doesn’t mean ‘shortcuts’!

Malcolm Young Painting with his name in text

Mal commission

It’s surprising how small the world can be sometimes, and occasionally it brings you into touch with the most unexpected people. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that late in 2020 I’d be painting the late Malcolm Young, the legendary songwriter and guitarist of AC/DC.

Vikings and the Vikings book cover

Ragnar’s Epitaph selected for book cover

Ragnar’s Epitaph is without a doubt, my most commercially successful painting, so it was mind-blowing to be asked if it could be used on the cover of a book, co-authored by Prof. Paul Hardwick.

Out of Hand painting of hands like trees on a martian landscape

Out of Hand a winning entry for national contest

If you’re brave enough, particularly when you’re starting out as an unknown artist in a hugely competitive field, you might want to brave the savage world of international art contests, because it’s a quick way to get noticed.