Painting at Bolam Lake


I was painting at Bolam Lake yesterday with my students. There are still places left on the painting/ sketching days next week. Why not make good use of this long running warm weather and take the plunge to paint out of doors. It’s a wonderful way to spend a day!

Afternoon tea and painting

A wonderful day out was had by all at Jesmond Dene House Hotel yesterday. Fifteen artists signed up for an afternoon of watercolour painting followed by afternoon tea in the garden. This event was arranged by the Laing Art gallery to complement the ‘Enchanted Gardens’ exhibition presently on show in the gallery.

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.