At RSPB Arne donating a cheque after the sale of this painting

Drawn to the frozen south: my account of sketching in Antarctica that appears in The Ecologist

Great view from the Preidlhof hotel in north Italy

Need to get a bigger car. Or paint smaller. Off to RSPB Arne to donate a cheque after the sale of this painting

The incredible foyer space at The Ned, London. The final big push for opening

Great turnout for the private view of the RK Burt SGFA exhibition at RK Burt Gallery, Union St, London until 4th May

People-watching at The Ned before it opened to the public

Looking forward to exhibiting here from 6-18 June

Share my pain……au chocolat

If you get the chance, have a nibble here. Lucky enough to have had incredible Michael Caines meal at Lympstone Manor

On the way home. Pulled up next to this freighter in Uishuia, Argentina

So lucky to have seen a pod of Orca

Seals cloudbathing on the rocks

Some chinstrap penguins and sleeping fur seals

Woke up to see this drifting by

Careful now. This music is adictive. My latest article in The Ecologist is an interview with sound sculptor Matthew Shaw and his new work Lodge Hill

Final week of Society of Graphic Fine Art exhibition at the Round Tower Black Swan gallery in Frome

Young fur seals, Wrecked whaling ship and a breaching humpback. Amazing sights

Argentinian station 'Brown'. Beautiful calm sea

Glaciers and ice all around

First steps onto Antarctica. Gentoo penguins all around. Hand freezing sketching them

Wind dropped. Calm waters today. Freezing

First sight of Antartica. Due to land on Half Moon Island but wind too strong

Freezing on deck. Saw first iceberg. Cape petrels follwing ship. Nearly at Antarctica

Juvenile Wandering Albatross following ship. Longest wingspan in the world

Bollards. Either that or lots of sea to look at

On our way to Antarctica. Two days sailing across the Drake Passage. Luckily it's calm………so far

Abandoned tug in Ushuaia, Argentina. Waiting to board Le Lyrial to take us to Antarctica

One of todays garden visitors

Foggy lane near Ashmore. The highest village in Dorset

The Shard and More London by the Thames sketched on the coldest day of the year. Preparation for drawing on an upcoming trip to Antarctica

Sketching on the train. Wearing glass was compulsory that day

My latest Ecologist article focuses on the amazing work of Jess Shepherd. Her new exhibition in London from the 16th February at Abbott and Holder will be well worth a visit

View across the field to Writh Farm

Sue stewarding at Iminster Arts Centre

The wonderful Pig on the Beach in Studland

Looking towards Old Harry Rocks from Studland beach……there are one or two (literally) seahorses in that sea

A wing spare part

Coffee break outside Ilminster Arts Centre where the Open Prizewinners' Exhibition is on until 21st January

Many thanks to Matt Faulkner and BBC Somerset for featuring my paintings at the Ilminster Open Prizewinners' Exhibition. Review appears at 54mins in here

Oh come on! That's not fair. How are we painters supposed to compete against this sort of thing?……a Shaftesbury sunset

Me being an exhibitionist at the Ilminster Open Prizewinner's Exhibition from the 3rd to 21st of January

Proud my otter and seahorse paintings are swimming alongside some lovely David Parfitt, Deborah Westmancoat and David Smith works at the Quartz Arts Festival exhibition in Taunton from 16-22 December

My way of getting through X-factor

The gorgeous Zoomorphic magazine publishes stories, essays and poetry on wildlife and I'm really pleased to be featured in this issue

Read about Lesley Hilling's incredible wooden contructions in my Ecologist article

So many Caribbean birds, it's hard to pick which ones to sketch

12 inches …… a foot

See recent press coverage for the Green Creates exhibition

Hambledon Hill and autumn hedges

Near Stonehenge the other day there were two massive flocks of now endangered Lapwing. The most I've seen in years

Luckily I have the right equipment for painting otters underwater……

On the train. The man opposite is catching up on his emails

Environmental photographer Edward Parker's new book on Ancient Trees of the National Trust is the focus of my latest Ecologist article

Beer glass

More sketches of our next door neighbours. The organic sheep that produce Woodlands Dairy Yoghurt

Great to have the support of The Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas MP at the Green Creates exhibition. Many thanks for the photo Alex Moira

Another coffee cup

Dead or asleep? On the 2220 from Waterloo

Very pleased that 'Canary in the coal mine' was bought by a mystery bidder in the 'Green Creates' exhibition and auction

Great to meet Natalie Bennett at the 'Green Creates' exhibition and auction at Hoxton Arches. 50 international artists including Grayson Perry, Gavin Turk, Lesley Hilling, Ralph Steadman, Andy Goldsworthy on show until 24 October

My new 'Blandford otter' painting is quite big……

I'm really pleased to have been invited to exhibit at the Green Party's 'Green Creates' exhibition and auction in London at Hoxton Arches on...

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Tisbury station waiting for …… a train

Steetview from the lovely Connaught Hotel

More than one of your five a day here. The Connaught looking after your health

Cliveden Hotel's lovely back garden

Some stonework at Cliveden

Some birds, a beetle and a buzzard (not to scale)

The bottle of Bath Ales Gem just didn't look right with the top on

S is for Seahorse. They are available for adoption from the Dorset Wildlife Trust here

Electricity off all this morning. It frequently happens round here, so I had to sit in a coffee shop to charge up my phone

Toaster. Does its job well

Gorgeous 4,000 acres at the Widerness Reserve in Suffolk

Viola player at BBC Prom Bruckner's 9th at the Albert Hall

View of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury from my coffee break stop

View from the observation tower of the lovely Twr y Felin Hotel in St David's Pembrokshire

Jude

Really pleased to have won a Highly Commended award at the Ilminster 2016 Open

Lucas

My first piece for The Ecologist as their Artist in Residence is on Kurt Jackson and his 'Bees (and the odd wasp) in my Bonnet' exhibition. Lovely and important work

My polar bear is Image of the month in the August issue of the Society of Graphic Fine Art Journal

Really honoured to have become The Ecologist's Artist-in-Residence

Proud to be elected as an associate member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art. I even have a page here to prove I'm not making it up

Sketch of Forest Side hotel

Sketch of Helm Crag from the lovely Forest Side hotel

Thanks to everyone for their support for my recent Dorset Art Weeks exhibition. It was great to see some red dots before my eyes

Coffee break sketch at the exhibition

Pepper the exhibition/farm dog thinks the show is a snooze. Decide for yourself. Find me here

Sketch of the balcony at the lovely Painswick hotel in the Cotswolds

View of St Pauls from the Mondrian

Pot. Kettle. Black

Ink sketch

Handed over cheque at the Living Planet Centre to the brilliant WWF. I give 10% of every sale to an appropriate charity and I can't think of a...

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Always draw from what you know . . . .

Sketch of our nut snack jar. I count the contents as one of my five a day

Sketch of Salisbury cathedral cloisters. I love cedar trees

Tea break sketch

Periparus ater – coal tit – eating honeysuckle berries

The elephant in the room sketches

Garden birds

Sleeping beauty . . . must've been at those Red Devil apples

Red Devil apple from the orchard. Classic Snow White bait

Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids. Spend the money on Ballyfin. I think it's the best hotel in the world

Hollyhock seed head

An apple from the orchard

People have no idea how I suffer: had to sit in the full sun for this Venice‬ view. Thanks ‪Amanresorts‬

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