Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Au Revoir

This WAS my Empire 9'4 single fin....a magnificent wave catcher and nose riding machine...but alas too heavy for scrambling down cliff faces with...so i sold it to make way for a lighter version...i'm a surfer not a pack-mule.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Great Expectations

Oil on Canvas-100cm x 50cm
We live our lives in hope....

Friday, 25 February 2011

Where i live

A quick photo of one my local beaches i took after a good surf....nice eh ?

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Best photo of the year

Off with their heads...arf !

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Animal Farm

Oil on canvas-18''x20''.
I was asked to do a poster for a local Theatre groups first production which is a version of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. A rather brave thing to do for a first performance i think. We will have to see. The poster should bring a few in though...

Friday, 13 August 2010

Gangster Number One

Oil on canvas-50x100cm
I watched an old Jimmy Cagney movie...'i'm on top of the world ma!'...ha ha ha.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Its Armagideon Time !

Oh fuck....

Monday, 24 May 2010

Jazz the Glass

Talking about surf flicks i gotta get a copy of this...ha ha.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Big Wednesday

I watched this movie for the first time in about ten years the other night and i forgot just how much of a classic it was...it really makes you want to run out and surf...unfortunately it has been flat for about two weeks now...i am going insane.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Batman Cover

Oil on canvas-18''x20''.
I got asked to do a Batman cover...this is the Oil version...i love Batman.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010


The Pick-up Truck.
Yeah i'm gonna get one of these next...oh yeah.


The VW Split Camper Van.
Never been a big fan myself.


The legendary Woodie.
A californian classic.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Surf Wagon# Two

And this is a carbon copy of my latest wagon...it goes by the name of 'the Kaiser'...he he...virtually indestructible...as i found out after i crashed it in the snow just before xmas.

Surf Wagons# One

Surf vehicles are an integral part of surf culture because we need wheels for trips. Usually it is a VW of some sort or an old classic. This beauty is a 1976 merc 200 and is proudly owned by my old friend Richard fromhttp://shoot-the-moonshine.blogspot.com/ .

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Oil on Canvas-18''x14''
Raging against the machine...

'The Detective'

Oil on Canvas-18''x14''
Well he's looking for something...

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Oil on canvas-24''x36''.
Johannes Vermeer painted the original in Holland around 1665...a Baroque classic...i just fancied having a go...'comic-book style'.

Monday, 21 September 2009

My Latest Love

This is my latest board. Its a 'Mystery Machine' 9'.1'' by Steve Croft at Empire Surfboards down in St Agnes. I have known Steve for a few years and he is originally from Scarborough but he shapes stuff down there now. It is probably the fastest board i have ever ridden so if you need a speed machine give him a call...you wont be disappointed.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Coolest surf shops on the planet

As a surfer i spend a lot of time in surf stores. These places are not like 'normal' stores. They sell stuff for sure but they are a lot more than that in that they also become something of a focus for the local surfing community...the good ones do anyway. My criteria for the 'coolest' surf shop would be that they sold no crap from the big commercial surf companies like Quik or Bong and they only sold genuine hand-shaped boards. These two are the coolest-
REVOLVER SURF STORE( http://revolversurf.blogspot.com/) Now Newquay is probably the un-coolest surf town in the UK but this place is a gem. Where else can you get a board,cup of tea and a tattoo all at the same time...nice one.
SHELTER SURF SHOP( http://sheltersurfshop.wordpress.com/) Its in Long Beach California...what else do you need to know.

Thursday, 20 August 2009


Oil on canvas-24''x36''.
No i dont know what its about either...

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Comic Panel Two# 'Self Portrait'

Oil on canvas-12''x16''
Second of my comic panel grabs and most people who have seen this think its a self portrait. Its not. In fact i dont think it looks anything like me but thats what i've called it anyway.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Clash# London Calling

Oil on canvas-20''x20''.
I was asked to do a Clash painting for a girls 40th birthday present a while back. I loved the Clash. I remember me and my best friend bunking off school to follow the band around the country for their last tour. It was the first taste of independence for both of us and we had the time of our lives. Sadly my friend is no longer with us. I still miss him.
I hope she had a good birthday.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Comic Panel One# 'Fuck You !'

Oil on canvas-12''x16''.
Back to comic book art and the first one of two. This is a panel out of a comic and deserves a bigger canvas...i just like the fury on the guy's face...the title says it all really.

Surfer Three# 'Red'

Oil on canvas-20''x20''.
The last one at my 'Monet' attempt at surf art and back to the cold green north sea...i will do more but how many 'people surfing' paintings can you do before it gets boring ?

Surfer Two# 'Flat...'

Oil on canvas-18''x24''.
The second in my first surfing inspired trio and since we get more flat days than surf days on the east coast i thought i would do a skater picture...in a very 'impressionist' style...

Surfer One# 'Yellow'

Oil on canvas-18''x25''.
Surf art is one those things that you either get or you dont but since i am a surf fanatic i thought that i would have a go. I surf the area around Scarborough mainly and the water fluctuates from been a rather drab grey to cold green so i thought i would try to take a 'impressionist' slant on the subject matter and try to portray it as it is...notice this must be summer...no boots..he he..

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Carravagio# Tribute three

Oil on canvas-20''x20''.
Number three and Salome herself. She's glancing away from the gruesome act but you know she wants to look really...

Carravagio# Tribute two

Oil on canvas-16''x16''.
The second character in my 'dark homage' comic book style. I wanted to give this one a more cadaverous look than the original...i think i succeeded.

Carravagio# Tribute One

Oil on canvas-18''x20''.
As you may tell from the header on this blog my favourite artist is Carravagio and one of my favourite paintings is 'Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist'. This is my version. I have taken the three characters of the piece and split them up into three separate paintings. Therefore you can view them as they are on their own or as one piece. Very dark...ha ha ...

Monkey Three# 'Hear'

Oil on canvas-12''x12''.
The third of the 'Three wise monkeys' and also taken from the old b&w strip i found in a old superboy annual. I was getting bored of painting apes by now so this was a rush job...no more monkeys...for a while anyway.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Monkey Two# 'SEE'

Oil on canvas-14''x18''.
The second of the 'Three wise monkeys' and a rather malevolent looking beast i picked up off the internet...finished the back end of '08.

Monkey One# 'SPEAK'

Oil on canvas-18''x14''.
This is the first one of three simian paintings on the 'three wise monkey' theme and my first one back painting since i got thrown out of art school some years ago. Its an image i picked up from an old Superboy black & white book from the sixties.