Sunday, 4 December 2011

Rodney I

Studio move sorted so now I can get back to work. 1st up, Big Issue seller Rodney.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Colin IV

Couldn't leave it as it was - it needed a pattern of some sort, so went for the obvious garage connection:

Sunday, 2 October 2011

gallery panorama

pre-faces at the Gallery , Bath Artists' Studios. More to follow....


I'm playing with the idea of disguise as in 'Mask' and 'MJ'. How much information do we need to recognise people? Great hat, shades and scarf supplied by Stewart himself.


Portraits by three top-notch Bath artists – Malcolm Ashman, R Scott Fraser and Venue Emerging Artist Award winner Ben Hughes. BATH ARTISTS' STUDIOS, 29 SEPT-2 OCT." VENUE

Saturday, 10 September 2011


The open studios are coming up and there's this big blank wall at the top of the stairs so I thought, why not?

Okay so far, but the picture hasn't got much to do with portraits yet - it's anyone's guess how it will look when it's got loads of faces stuck all over it.

P.S. Don't ask me why they put the strip light there...

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Natasha II

Natasha's proving to be a struggle - don't know why, but hopefully I'll get there in the end!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Kate II

The pencil sketches don't seem to be scanning too well - too pale. I may have to resort to pen and ink, but before that, a bit more of Kate ...

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Louis II & Louis III

I don't post pictures of the underpaintings as they usually look rubbish, but I'm making an exception in this case as there's something about it ...

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Bath Burp issue 2

pre-faces featured in the April issue of the Bath Burp a new and exciting publication promoting local poets, musicians and artists. Available throughout Bath , see website for details.

'the pulse of Bath is more than a little lively'

thanks to all at the Burp for kick starting our publicity campaign.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Clifford II

Hey Ben, do you want these old bass drum rings I'm throwing out?

Hmm, oh yeah, thanks Peter, that would be great. Round ... why not?

Saturday, 19 March 2011


If we build it they will come, if we build it they will come, if we build it they will come ...

but in the mean time I will accost people I know with my camera so here's my father-in-law:

Friday, 11 March 2011

Mark III

Phew! I was a bit worried after the initial drawing, but got in the end ...

Sunday, 6 March 2011



Jem, stone carver and sculptor,

in a mask of bath stone dust

oil and metal leaf on board 8 x 8 inches

Saturday, 26 February 2011

David - 1st sitting


Jonny seemed to work out okay, so now I don't want to jinx anything - gotta use the same process. Don't panic, slowly does it, sketch first: