Back to school

Every so often a piece of work comes my way that really makes me smile.  It might be an unusual piece, an item with a long and intriguing history, some varied paint techniques or bright and cheery colours. And then sometimes a piece of work turns up at The Painted Shack doors which makes me... Continue Reading →

Paint Colour of the Month – Purbeck Stone

Sorry for my recent quiet period on this blog site, things have been pretty hectic in The Painted Shack lately, so I simply haven't had time to be painting and blogging at the same time. I'm still busy and have a couple of really interesting projects on the go, but I thought I'd stop, put... Continue Reading →

Farrow & Ball 2018 New Colours Launch

Yesterday, 20th September 2018, Farrow & Ball launched nine new colours to their existing beautiful selection of paints. I was privileged to get tickets to their launch exhibition, the Farrow & Ball Immersive Event.  It didn't disappoint. Farrow & Ball are famed for their sophisticated, rich and luxurious colours, so the announcement of these new... Continue Reading →

50 shades…….

Chatting with my parents the other day we got talking about the interior design trend that has been with us for a while now, greys, and how I've painted so many items in various shades of this interior design staple over the past couple of years.  Both commissions and furniture sales have shown just how... Continue Reading →

What exactly is Urban Modern Interior Design?

Trendy and hip, Urban Modern interior design is about cosmopolitan style and living. It incorporates elements of industrial contemporary and minimalist style, but with a warmer, softer feel.  Industrial contemporary lends itself naturally to modern city dwellings, old converted warehouse apartments, for example, where exposed brickwork and pipes, high ceilings and open plan layouts result... Continue Reading →

Back to Black!

There is something intriguing and interesting about black used in interior design.  It's a bold and brave colour choice but, when done well, it can look stunning.  In fact, all interior design insiders are predicting that black is going to be hitting our living spaces with aplomb next and the coming years, so keep a... Continue Reading →

How to stencil like a pro.

  Stencilling is a fun and creative way to add personality and interest to your living space.  When done well it can look stunning.  Furniture, walls, ceilings and canvasses can all be given a new unique look using stencils and a little bit of imagination. There is, however, a knack to achieving good results.  As... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Commission

I love my work.  Sometimes it throws difficulties at me and it's by no means an easy job, but in the main, I love it.  I love the variety, the challenges, the way it stretches my imagination, my creativity and my skill set. I recently finished a commission job which was pretty much the perfect... Continue Reading →

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