Inclusion in the New English Art Club Exhibition 2017

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I’m excited to share that I’ve been shortlisted for the New English Art Club annual exhibition 2017. This is the second year consecutive that the society have voted for my work and it’s truly an honour to be shown alongside so many contemporary masters of visual Art. ‘View from the studio, Nocturne’ will be on […]


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-FROM THE WOODLAND TO THE COAST- -ONE MAN SHOW- THE STAITHES STUDIOS GALLERY-1ST-30TH APRIL It’s with great pleasure that I announce that I have a one man show at Staithes Studios Gallery on the Yorkshire coast. I’m showcasing 20 original and recent plain air paintings as well as an intimate selection of original drawings and […]

Manchester Paint Out- #Northernboys

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Hi wonderful followers! I hope you are well and are enjoying the Christmas period so far. The Farmer household is now in full Christmas mode with exterior Christmas lights, a decorated tree and also Christmas crafts with the kids! I have to admit that I really do love Christmas, but even more so now that […]

Painting Autumn 2016

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Hi everyone, here’s a little update on the things I’ve been doing, at least some of them anyhow! This Autumn I’ve got all fired up to be creating outdoors, rain or shine in true ‘plein air’ style. I’ve been working on a variety of sizes and formats and pushing myself into new areas of working. […]

Autumn arrives

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Hi everyone, just a quick update on some recent paintings. Last year I stumbled upon the new subject matter of conkers! Conker season is now in full swing here in Doncaster and my little studio is now full of the things. They bring back so many great memories from my childhood, playing the game in […]

3 pieces to be shown at the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters 2016!!

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I’m extremely humbled to discover that 3 of my paintings will be on show at the Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries¬†2016. The society has a record breaking 1700 entries this year, from which only 105 made it to final selection (3 of which are mine!) After taking a few knocks and […]

The Royal Society Of Marine Artists (RSMA) 2016, Mall Galleries.

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Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. It’s been a long time since my previous blog entry and I do apologise for this, I bet some of you thought I’d fallen on the face of the planet!¬†I recently set myself the challenge of giving more regular updates on my work and news, so here […]

original oil painting of a boat in scarborough harbour

Happy Father’s Day!

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Good morning world. I hope the sun is shining wherever you may be today, the weather here in South Yorkshire is glorious. I wanted to wish all the men out there a very happy Father’s Day. I know I’ll be making the most of today, relaxing and spending the day with my beautiful family. I’ve […]

Shortlisted for the Haworth Award at the Mall Galleries, London

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Super excited to be shortlisted for the Haworth Prize at the New English Art Club annual show to be held at the Mall Galleries. The show opens on the 16th of June. The piece accepted into the show is called ‘Stripped bare’, an oil painting on canvas measuring 100cm x 75cm. It was painted over […]

Blogging security tips learnt the hard way (WordPress)

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Blogging tips learnt the hard way…. Some time ago my website and blog was hacked, not by a physical person though. It was hacked by a ‘bot’ apparently, a kind of virus trawling the web and looking for vulnerable sites. Fairly recently I’d decided to take web design into my own hands for a number […]