Ireland May – June 2015

It has long been a dream of mine to visit Ireland so when my wife and I decided to go to Ireland we were excited but at the same time we wanted someone from Ireland to accompany us – who better than dear friend and fellow artist Mark Hobson.  Mark has travelled extensively and also […]


Tofino 2015

We decided to visit Tofino and dear friend and fellow artist, Mark Hobson.  He was kind enough to take us to his Float Home which is a relatively short boat trip up the inlet.  This artist’s hideaway is the perfect spot to relax but also to paint as the scenery is spectacular.  We went on […]


The Spirit of Painting

There has been much debate about the meaning of the word “art”.


Paintings and Guitar – Murray Phillips & John Gilliat – Video


Seeing Slowly

Learn to see slowly because one has to study an object carefully to capture it with a camera or a brush…


The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.

A Conversation with My Canvas

The Grand show is eternal.  It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising.

Delicious autumn, my very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the world seeking the successive autumns.

Into the Wilderness

It is reflective of our soul’s craving that is so essential to our being. For many wilderness has become artificial and the city is reality – wildness is abandoned for the false security of the cloistered neighbourhood