Articles and Essays

Here you will find a small (but growing) collection of essays and articles on art and cultural history. In addition, I write for exhibitions and catalogues and am always keen to discuss the ways in which art criticism and analysis can assist an artist’s practice.

The library of Thomas Coke and the creation of an interior landscape at Holkham Hall

How books, manuscripts and landscape painting influenced the creation of one of England’s finest houses.

Tradition, ambiguity and time in the work of Ninian Comper. 

A reassessment of one of our most important church artists and designers.


FLORA is a quarterly magazine about flowers and plants for the home and garden. Edited by Judith Blacklock, it celebrates the rich decorative qualities of flowers. I am very pleased to have been asked by Judith to write for Flora about flower painting and floral design. You will find links to some recent articles by clicking on the images below.