Leaving mountains for the coast... a selection of the latest oil paintings that's being worked on.

With two marine exhibitions ahead, plus the RSMA later in the year, it was time to leave the Fells and Dales of Cumbria and North Yorkshire for a while and head for the coast.

Below is a selection of oil paintings that have been started, two at the drawing up stage while the others have had the base wash or under painting applied.

Minehead on the Somerset coast. The small harbour is below the headland to the right hand side. It was low tide and not many people on the beach.

One of my favourite locations, North Landing which is just above Flamborough Head on the Yorkshire coast. Two of the boats now used to take visitors along the coast to Bempton, famous for the cliffs and the birds at the RSPB reserve. Some great subjects and coastline views can be had by walking along the cliffs both north and south from here

Early morning in St Ives, the hot spot of Cornwall for artists and tourists...

Late afternoon in Beer, Devon.

Another morning and back again in St Ives, Cornwall