Beginners acrylic course is filling up fast

There are now just six places left on my ‘Acrylics painting for beginners’ course starting September the 12th 2018. Don’t delay in booking if you want to secure your place! 

Don’t forget, there are workshops and painting / sketching days out you could enjoy over the summer months, before the main courses start in September.

Look at the courses and art days pages to learn more….

Patchings July 2018

A few snaps of the painters section I was in at Patchings Art Fair. These were taken in a few quiet minutes by myself and Paul Maylor, pictured in the last image, before the show started.

A stand holder was told that there was around 3500 visitors on the first day. Lots of art club members on bus trips who were keen to gain inspiration and some useful tips on painting. Some had travelled up from as far as London to see the art and craft, meet the celebrity artists who write art books and appear on Youtube or TV and learn about the latest developments in art materials from specialist manufacturers.

I had a great time and would be keen to return next year.


Come and see me at Patchings Art fair

In the last couple of weeks I have been working on a series of acrylic tree paintings on canvas to go on the back wall of my stand. Here are some examples I have now completed.

To see this work in the flesh and the large number of watercolours I will have in my portfolios, then why not attend the fair ?  Hope to see you there.

New Portfolio show !

Saturday the 15th of September, Corbridge – 10:00am  – 4:00pm

Corbridge Parish Hall, St Helens Street, NE45 5BQ

Jasons last portfolio sale at Wylam institute in May was a great success, but a number of people were disappointed that they were unable to get to the event.

To give them and others another opportunity, his second sale will be held at Corbridge……….. where he will once more be exhibiting for sale a selection of his large body of work.

So why not have a day out in Corbridge and enjoy this selling exhibition ?

Whether you are already a collector or are new to buying art, this portfolio event will enable you to buy directly from the artist.

Jason will also be available to talk about his forthcoming courses, workshops and sketching holidays in Italy, as well as explaining any aspect of his art on show..

The Map below shows where to find the exhibition:

Sold artwork


Sold this artwork a few days ago. It was a watercolour I painted many years ago. It had featured in an article in ‘Artists’ magazine. The article was called ‘Grandma’s woods,’ because the watercolours were inspired by my time playing in a wood near my grandmas house when I was a child. The woods were beautiful, but just a little spooky.

New quirky tree paintings in acrylic

I am embarking on a series of acrylic paintings of trees, from imagination, to place as a backdrop to my stand at Patchings. This is the first completed painting. The painting below is about half way completed. I am really enjoying working with acrylic using spray cans and metalic colours in addition to my normal painting kit. I will post progress regarding the painting below soon as well as new artworks created for the show.


Ravenna sketching holiday reminder – a few places left

We will be flying British Airways from Newcastle International Airport to Bologna on Friday 28/09/18 and coming back on Friday 05/10/18

There are loads of great spots to sketch.


The mosaics, which are the sights that Ravenna is most  famous for, are very beautiful.

The city is quite compact, with most of the churches within walking distance of one another.

For further details look at the holidays the section of the website

To book your place go to


Painting for patchings

I am busy finishing off artwork to place in portfolios on my stand at Patchings Art Festival on the 12th to 15th of July. This is the first time I will be attending with an artists stand. In the past I was working as a painting demonstrator, promoting products for Tynedale Fine Art products, mixing mainly with the materials manufacturers and distributers. I am looking forward to meeting new collectors and both professional and amateur artists who will be at the Festival.

Here is one of my latest quirky watercolours completed in the last few days.

To lean more about Patchings Art Festival visit their website:

Patchings Festival

For anyone interested in art it would make a fun day out. I would love to see you there.



Portfolio show

My Portfolio show at Wylam was enjoyed by all who attended, judging by the positive comments and the number of artworks sold.

I really enjoyed the day, meeting up again with several old friends who had made a special trip to see my work and chatting to new collectors.

I will be doing other portfolio shows in the future. If you were unable to attend this event, you will have other portfolio shows you can come to in the next few months.

At each new show I will be placing additional ‘new’ artwork in my portfolios.

New outdoor sketching sessions starting this Wednesday the 9th of May


Throughout the summer Jason is offering sketching and painting lessons out of doors.  This is your opportunity to work alongside Jason, who will demonstrate methods of capturing the scene for you to try. 

Many of us would love to take our sketch books and draw when we are out and about, but feel self-conscious or a little afraid drawing on our own. Working in a group outdoors offers strength in numbers and can bolster your confidence. 

Each week a new sketching location will be posted on the blog and facebook.

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Rome holiday was so much fun!

Here are a few pictures from the Rome Holiday I took on my phone. It was a delight to teach and take part in. I am really looking forward to the Ravenna holiday. Check out the details on the holiday section of this website and sign up before all the places get snapped up.

Some snaps from working at the Villa D’este


plus of course the well deserved ice cream

This shop sold some of the best ice cream i have ever tasted…… so we went on the way up the hill and on the way back down.