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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Art Workshop with Steven Lingham and Julie Asher Lee

I often hear people say to me " I wish I could paint" , well here's a chance to learn from two professional artists.

Steven Lingham.

Steven Lingham is a British wildlife artist based in Yorkshire. Working mainly in oils his work covers a multitude of subjects including birds, mammals, insects and landscapes, and now adds still life and people portrait paintings to his repertoire. Steven's award winning distinctive style shows incredible attention to detail, and stunning lighting effects. His work has sold to collectors worldwide either as originals or fine art limited edition prints. Steven is regularly invited to paint commissions and welcomes any enquiries should his work schedule permit.

Julie Asher Lee 

Julie was born in the heartland of America. Her playground was the scenic woods and rolling hills of central Missouri. She was raised in a large family of artists and craftsmen who had a love for the outdoors and were actively involved in local wildlife conservation efforts. Her family participated in the rehabilitation of a variety of animals and birds. It was these early hands-on experiences that afforded her a greater understanding and appreciation for wildlife, something that would follow her into adulthood and her career as an artist. Additionally, her older brothers had a love of history, especially the mountain man culture of the early fur trade. Working along side them, Julie learned how to tan hides and make buckskin clothing. She observed the art of making traditional bows from bodark, in addition to beading deerskin bags and moccasins. In the early 1990's, Julie relocated to the plains of North Texas, a rich and diverse land of big skies and vast prairies. Living on a working cattle ranch has afforded her the opportunity to immerse herself in Texas culture. It is this rich mixture of backgrounds that gives Julie the love for her subject matter and inspiration for her paintings.

Self taught, Julie began her career in 2007 as a scenic artist for local theatre groups, along with painting murals for local businesses. She began teaching at a fine arts school in Fort Worth in 2010. In 2012, Julie decided to take a leap of faith and step out as a full time fine artist. Her career has flourished ever since. In 2014, Julie was commissioned by the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum to paint murals and historical depictions for their new attraction, the Big Bear Native American Museum. This led to her obtaining a studio at the same museum, the perfect setting in which to view her artwork from sketch to completion.

Julie specializes in representational western scenes, landscapes and wildlife. She is represented by The Warhorse Gallery in Dublin, TX and The Bare Wall Gallery in the UK. For more information, or to purchase work or contact her for a commission, please email at or call 817-487- 2478. You can follow Julie on Twitter @julieleeart, Facebook or Instagram.

Julie Asher Lee - Biography

Art workshop, Friday April 14th, 9am until 5pm (Good Friday).
This is a rare opportunity to learn from two professional artists, Julie Asher Lee and Steven Lingham.
Following their joint exhibition at The Bare Wall Gallery, the weekend before, they are hosting a one-off workshop at the gallery.
Julie will be teaching an in-depth lesson on colour theory, which will include mixing colour, tonal values to render form. 
Steven will be teaching the various stages of his signature bird oil paintings from start to finish.
The fee for the day is £100 per person, which is paid in advance.
Space is limited.
Deadline for booking date: April 1st.
For further details and payment methods, please contact Steven via email:

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Nude male 2017

Apologies if this offends. , you were warned in the title.

My first post of 2017 and I'm practising my anatomy drawing. I drew this chap twice then painted him.

Oil painting 10x8 on canvas board

Monday, 12 December 2016

The best of 2016 (one nude painting !)


It's not been a good year for posts, so there's an easy resolution.

This is partly down to a stressful year at work and lack of time to put some paintings together.

less paintings less blogs.

However the paintings I have done have been bigger than usual so more work has gone into them.

I have had a good year though , I finally got the coveted Best Painting in show at Cawood Arts Festival and branched out by exhibiting at The Boston Spa Arts Festival.

That show led me to being introduced to a new artist , Hilary Cooper who was very helpful and complimentary about my work.

I then visited the Bare Foot Gallery in the town and introduced myself to the proprietor Linda Schulz who also was complimentary, gave some very good advice and wants to see more of my work.

3 weeks after the show I sold my biggest painting, "Lady Grey".

I had two sales at The Cawood Show one being a returning buyer who purchased the sister painting to "Mothers Lil helper".

I also sold what I call a "Piece of Art" rather than a painting with my John Lennon painting

So all in all a good year.

This was the best of it.

If you would like to purchase any or just ask a question  just email me. 

 Pink Rose Available
Bob Marley  Available
 Elvis Available
 Sold (Commission)
 Daisy Available
 Prince Available
 Pensive Available
 My Cawood Award
 not quite finished
 Not quite finished


Tuesday, 1 November 2016


I took the reference photo for this painting in Italy.  The woman was sat opposite the Cathedral at Montepulciano looking up at it. 
The title seemed obvious. 

Oil on panel 24x30" , waiting to be framed.