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I really enjoy making pictures of the iconic four Jerseys of the Tour de France and this is one of my favourites. Usually, the best time to do this is before the start or during the rollout. Stage 19 of 2020 race had some great views of the four of them waiting and chatting before … Continue reading The Meeting of the shirts
The race truly begins on Stage 21, when the riders reach the Champs-Élysées...
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 6, Cavendish in Green! - SOLD The triumphant Return of the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish continued today - as he returned to Chateauroux, the scene of his very first victory at the Tour in 2008. Cavendish claimed his 32nd stage win at the Tour de France moving another step … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 6 – Mark Cavendish in Green – SOLD
Super match on Saturday between Leicester City and Man Utd - Here's my first image, Kelechi Iheanacho taking the ball from Paul Pogba... Great stuff!
Waves II, North Mallorca coastWaves I, North Mallorca coastWaves of Mallorca, I and II We have just returned from a visit to Mallorca, the North East coast at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains. It’s a landscape that never fails to inspire me. Usually tranquil, the sea this time was rough and stormy at times, … Continue reading Waves of North Mallorca
Racing Lines Lookback - a new feature discovering the archive of the past ten years of image making
Inspired by a bunch sprint to the line from the Tour de France, with a win for the Green Jersey
Inspired by the colours of Spain and La Vuelta
It’s a lovely day in the studio already. Early and ready to work… And my studio assistant is back too! Azlan prepares to work Some magic materials! I need a few more things!
Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2 - Deep shadows The Tour of Britain crossed the border to Devon in glorious autumn sunshine. A real scorcher! Very beautiful course, especially through Dartmouth and finishing in Exeter. Just to remind us how lovely the UK is when the sun shines! I loved making this image, as the … Continue reading Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 2, Deep shadows
Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1 - Cornwall The Tour of Britain began today in Cornwall, visiting the county (country?) for the first time. It’s an incredible part of the UK, independent and unruly, characteristics echoed by the course, which ran along impossibly narrow lanes, steep climbs and sudden twists. The crowds were fantastic and … Continue reading Tour of Britain 2021: Stage 1, Cornwall
Coming to Wrexham, Tour of Britain The Tour of Britain is one of my favourite races - not surprising really! Like any race on 'home' territory, for a fan, it's lovely to see star riders from your own country alongside top teams and riders from across the world. When they come past your own front … Continue reading Tour of Britain: Coming to Wrexham
Olympics 2021 - Gymnastics: Vault Hello! The Olympic Games began in Tokyo last weekend - I confess that I have just been watching so far - taking it all in and resting after the work around the Tour de France. For the first few days, it almost feels like a bombardment of sport, I rather … Continue reading Olympic Games 2021 – Vault
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - The Arc Stage 21, Paris. The flag that flies suspended from the arch of the Arc du Triomphe, is a favourite element of the Paris stage, as is the monument at the top of the Champs Elysee itself. It’s great to see the peloton hurtling round this … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 21 – The Arc
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 21 - On Wout's wheels Stage 21 - Paris, and the one where Mark Cavendish breaks Merckx’s record and wins 35 stages….but sadly the fairytale finish wasn’t to be. The stage began well, but towards the climax, Cavendish became separated from his lead out man, and instead took up … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 21 – Wout’s wheels
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 20, Tadej waits Stage 20 - Tadej waits to start his time trial. He is in yellow and has been for so much of the race. He has made a remarkable start to his career, raced two Tours de France and won them both, not to mention his other … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 20 – Tadej waits
Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Pretty town Another little study from Stage 18 that I like because of the peloton taking a bend, always love to see it and draw it - This town was attractive too, very French even down to the 'Tabac' sign - beautiful! Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Pretty Town
Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - A Little study Stage 18 - A little study from Stage 18 that I like because of the flag - It shows a breakaway with riders from B & B Hotels, with a glimpse of Julian Alaphilippe behind Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Little study Stage … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – A little study
Tour de France 2021 - Stage18 - Wout Stage 18 - and a view, (finally!) of Wout Van Aert, who is such an accomplished cyclist - he can do anything - with his sights also set on the Olympics soon, but he seems to be able to do anything, from climbing to sprinting and of … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Wout
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 17 - Follow that man! Stage 18 - The last day in the Pyrenees and what a gruelling few days it's been! Everyone pushed to the absolute limit - Here is a scene reflecting how hot it was and the descent - Jackets flying in the breeze - probably … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 18 – Follow that man!
Tour de France 2021 - Stage17 - Col du Portet Stage 17 was a complicated one with lots going on - especially at the end - and yes, I'm still working on those images! Here though, is a little panorama that I quite liked which shows a lot of polka dots as the King of … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 17 – Col du portet
A little ray of sunshine to brighten the day...
Aintree - Grand National, The Start - SOLD The excitement of this race - a classic - everyone holds their breath! Original watercolour with pen and ink Aintree - Grand National, The Start - SOLD Aintree Grand National, The Start- SOLD Original watercolour with pen and ink20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in) image only SOLD
Tour de France 2021 - Stage17 - Bastille Day Stage 17 was a complicated one with lots going on - especially at the end - I'm still working on that! However, the stage also fell on Bastille Day and this image was lovely to make because two French riders from two French teams lead the … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 17 – Bastille Day
Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - David Gaudu David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) ahead of Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) working so hard to keep the distance - a brilliant descender and very exciting to watch.. I applied oil pastel here to add highlights and emphasis - Lovely gooey material with all the quality of oil. Tour … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – David Gaudu
Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - Cobrelli pursues Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) in pursuit of David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ) flying down a treachorous wet road - Colbrelli edged out Michael Matthews in the sprint but still not quite enough to catch Mark Cavendish for Green - yet. Cavendish survives these mountain stages - but Colbrelli … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Colbrelli pursues
Tour de France 2021 - Stage16 - Pyrenees mist Possibly a more honest title would be Pyrenees deluge - it was very wet in the mountains yesterday. It was a long stage, with many facets to the racing - I chose to have a more experimental day artistically - by introducing oil pastel here and … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 – Pyrenees Mist
Tour de France 2021 - Stage 15 -Flying down! Some wonderful descending on show in this stage, as well as gruelling climbing at other times... Here is some wonderful descending by a trio which included Guillaume Martin his Cofidis colleague, Rubén Fernández and Mattia Cattaneo of Deceuninck Quick Step - Martin gave it everything but … Continue reading Tour de France 2021: Stage 15 – Flying down!