Mike Jory - Fine Artist

Mike Jory

Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom

 
 
 

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Mike Jory

Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom

Mike Jory - Fine Artist

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Based in Exeter UK, Mike regularly ventures into the countryside to find inspiration for his animal and landscape paintings which show at Gloss in Exeter, the Tavistock Art Gallery (Tavistock, Devon), the Cove's Quay Gallery (in Salcombe, South Devon) and at the ArtFrame Gallery (in Plymouth).
2010 The Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
2010 'Are You Looking At Me?' (one man show) The Picture House, Exeter
2010 'Animal Instincts' (one man show) The Trowbridge Gallery, Castle Cary, Somerset
2011 'Scenes from the Southwest' (one man show) Exeter Central Library
2011 The Royal Bath and West Show, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
2011 'Highly Commended’ in the Patchings 2011 National Art Competition Professional Category
2011 Paintings on show at Jury’s Inn Hotel, Exeter, Devon
2011 Christmas Print Show, Gloss Gallery, Exeter
2012 The Migraine Action Art Exhibition, Online show
2012 'Animals in Exeter' (one man show) The Picture House, Exeter
2012 The Royal Norfolk Show
2013 Paintings on show at Bizzy Be Art Gallery, Exeter
2014 Paintings on show at Bizzy Be Art Gallery, Exeter
2014 The Devon County Show

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More Cat Cartoons

December 24th, 2014

Here are the rest of the collection of cat cartoons that were mentioned in my previous post.  

If you read articles on painting or drawing you'll often come across the phrase 'happy accident' to describe the wonderful effects than can sometimes (though alas, usually quite rarely) occur by mistake. I think the phrase is probably most often used... 

Drawing and Painting Pairs

December 19th, 2014

Sometimes a drawing is a preparatory sketch for a painting and sometimes it's both preparation for a painting and an artistic statement in its own right. Here's a selection of paintings and the drawings that preceded them. 'The Young One' above is... 

As the year draws to a close, thought I'd take a quick look to see which paintings were the most popular this year. So here is a top five countdown of the five best selling paintings of 2014 (except there are actually six!) In joint fifth place we... 

If the cold and frost are making you long for long days and warm to the idea of warmer weather then why not re-visit summers gone and anticipate summers to come with one of these three? "Summer Haze" "Come On, Keep Up!" (Detail) "Wrong F... 

Whether you prefer to 'throw pillows' or 'scatter cushions' you can do so with a range of sizes and designs. Here are some floral patterns inspired by the wild flowers of the English countryside. See the full collection here.  

Bring some warmth into a room with one of these paintings painted in an earthen colour scheme using yellow ochre as the main hue.  

Paintings of Black Cows

December 6th, 2014

Whether lying among the heather and gorse on Dartmoor or roaming in the fields, black cows make for a stark contrast with the lush green Devon countryside. For me, painting 'black' is all about using anything but black, and you'll see that in fact th... 

Farm Animal Drawings

November 22nd, 2014

 

 

Big North East Ponds Dip

May 20th, 2014

North East Biodiversity are using one of my images from a project I did a few years ago for the Big North East Ponds Dip  

Saw some amazing sculptures at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London recently!  

Sheep Sketches

January 26th, 2014

 

Goose Painting

November 24th, 2013

 

Origaudio Headphones

November 2nd, 2013

About ten years ago I designed a logo for BMX rider Lee Musselwhite and it's cool to see that Lee is still riding and still using the logo for his company Inspire Promotions. The logo has also recently appeared on the Lee Musselwhite model of Origaud... 

Dartmoor Pony

November 2nd, 2013

 

A couple of my horse paintings appear in this month's Country Homes & Interiors magazine, thanks to Carol Wortley Bishop http://carolwortleybishop.co.uk/ for arranging this.  

Paintings on show at BizzyBe Gallery in Exeter  

Bear Cub Drawing

May 6th, 2013

'This is my spot' - pencil and pen drawing of a grizzly bear cub sitting in long grass  

Deer Pencil Drawing

May 3rd, 2013

"Over There" - pencil drawing of 2 deer  

Stag Painting

May 2nd, 2013

"Dry Brush" - painting using the dry brush technique of a stag with large antlers grazing on some dry brush!  

Lamb drawing

May 1st, 2013

'Lamb' - drawing of a lamb's head using pencil on bristol board  

Grizzly bear and cub drawing

April 30th, 2013

'A moment of calm' - drawing of a grizzly bear and cub using pencil on bristol board.  

Wembury beach painting

April 29th, 2013

'Wembury Blue' - this acrylic painting was inspired by the view looking east from the rock pools of Wembury Beach on the south coast of Devon near Plymouth on a bright sunny day!  The beach is well worth a trip for scenic walks, soaking up ... 

Deer Drawings

April 26th, 2013

A couple more deer drawings...  'Look at that'    'I'm about to...'    

Piglet Sketch

April 25th, 2013

'Oh I say' - mixed media drawing of a piglet looking a little haughty farm animal paintings 

Sheep with horns sketch

April 24th, 2013

"What did you say?" - pencil drawing of 2 sheep with horns. sheep horns art 

Deer Drawing

April 22nd, 2013

'Listening' - pencil sketch of a young deer, pausing to listen ...    

Flock of Sheep Drawing

April 19th, 2013

"Huddle Up" sheep drawing art 

Pig Sketch

April 18th, 2013

'Walking in the Sun' - pencil sketch of a pig walking along casting a shadow pig art 

Deer Drawing Business Cards

April 17th, 2013

Deer Drawing Business Cards by mike_jory Browse more Farm Business Cards at Zazzle  

Deer Drawing

April 17th, 2013

'Always Ready' - pencil sketch of a young deer 

Cow Drawings

April 11th, 2013

'Are You Looking At Me?'  "Are you looking at me?" - A monochrome pencil and ink drawing of a cow greeting a visitor to the field with a quizzical look. 

Sheep Farmer business cards

April 10th, 2013

Sheep Drawing Business Cards by mike_jory Design your own custom size business cards at zazzle.com.  

Tree Sketch

April 9th, 2013

tree art  

Sheep Drawing Business Cards by mike_jory Find other Farm Business Cards at zazzle.com  

Sketch Three Deer

March 26th, 2013

 

Herd of Deer Drawing

March 21st, 2013

 

Stag and Deer Painting

March 20th, 2013

deer paintings   

Sheep Drawing Business Cards

March 20th, 2013

Sheep Drawing Business Cards by mike_jory Get quality business cards from Zazzle.  

Deer Drawing

March 15th, 2013

 

Deer Drawing Business Cards

March 14th, 2013

Deer Drawing Business Cards by mike_jory Browse more Farm Business Cards at Zazzle  

Cow Painting

March 14th, 2013

 

Stag with antlers drawing

March 13th, 2013

 

Deer Drawing

March 12th, 2013

 

Ostrich Business Cards

March 5th, 2013

Ostrich Drawing Sketch Farmer by mike_jory Look at more Ostrich Business Cards at zazzle  

Cow Sleeping Pencil Sketch

March 5th, 2013

 

Black cow pencil drawing

February 28th, 2013

 

Cows approaching pencil drawing

February 27th, 2013

 

Pig farmer business cards

February 26th, 2013

Pig Pencil Drawing Sketch Farmer by mike_jory Look at other Pig Business Cards at zazzle.com  

Doe deer lying down sketch

February 26th, 2013

 

Flock of sheep sketch

February 20th, 2013

 

Sheep Sketch

February 19th, 2013

 

Pig Walking

February 18th, 2013

 

Sheep with horns drawing

February 14th, 2013

 

Sheep Sketch

February 13th, 2013

 

Squirrel drawing

February 12th, 2013

 

Cow drawing

February 12th, 2013

 

Painting used as book cover

February 1st, 2013

Redbubble art used as book cover UK-based painter Mike Jory has had one of his images published as a book cover thanks to promoting his art on the website RedBubble. Based in Australia, Redbubble provides artists from al... 

Rhinoceros Head Drawing

January 31st, 2013

 

African Deer Drawing

January 31st, 2013

 

Sheep Sketch

January 30th, 2013

 

Cattle Cow Farmer Business Cards by mike_jory Look at Cow Business Cards online at Zazzle.com  

Cow Painting

January 27th, 2013

 

Young Ostrich Drawing

January 23rd, 2013

 

 

Cattle Breeder Business Cards

January 4th, 2013

Cattle Cow Farmer Business Cards by mike_jory Design business cards online free at zazzle.com.  

2013 Animal Paintings Calendar

November 29th, 2012

Cow Sheep Goat Horse Fox Farm Animals Calendar by mike_jory More 2013 calendars from Zazzle  

My white goat painting "Strike a Pose" is going to be used by Dufour as the cover illustration for 'Bluebeard's Goat and Other Stories' by H.L. Mencken which will be released early next year (2013).  

I've recently been doing some graphic design work for Manor Farm in Surrey and you may spot this black and white cow logo on their van if your driving in that locale!  

Manor Farm Surrey: quick sketches of belted galloway cattle in preparation for a painting  

Sheep Painting

August 17th, 2012

 

New Painting of Sheep

July 5th, 2012

Sheep standing in the spring sunshine painting "Spring Sunshine" - inspired by sheep from the cliff tops of South Devon near Branscombe, Devon in England.  

Interview on UK Handmade

July 4th, 2012

A big thank you to Helen White who recently interviewed me for UK Handmade.  

The Migraine Action Art Exhibition starts today! Check out the show at http://www.mikejory.co.uk  

Cattle society Holstein UK are kindly helping to publicize the Migraine Action Art Exhibition, check out the article on their website here. 

Here are the next couple of stages in the cows by the river painting that I first posted about a few days ago. Just blocking in color mainly at the moment and also including some multi colored darks in the foreground which will act as shadow... 

Here are the next couple of stages in the cows by the river painting that I first posted about a few days ago. Just blocking in color mainly at the moment and also including some multi colored darks in the foreground which will act as shadow... 

Quick Sheep and Lamb Sketch

April 10th, 2012

Quick thumbnail pencil sketch of a sheep and lamb grazing, just trying out some different ideas 

If animal and landscape painting isn't your thing then perhaps commissioning a portrait painting would appeal? During May and June 2012 I will donate a percentage of any portrait commissions received to Migraine Action as part of the Migraine A... 

Quick color experiment: drawing of a sheep using mixed media, pencil, color pencils, copic markers and biro / ball point pen. Using multiple layers of different media often produces unusual color / lighting effects and I'm currently working on ... 

A trip to Stoke Canon near Exeter led to seeing these cows grazing near the river, a quick sketch of the scene (above) The pic above shows the layout transferred to canvas (this is a 40" x 50" so a really generous size and great fun to... 

Just a quick publicity photo* for the forthcoming Migraine Action Art Exhibition which is an online show of paintings, prints and gifts that is being held from May 1st 2011 to June 30th 2012. Here are the paintings from the photo: Cow Pa... 

From May 30th to June 1st 2012 I will be holding an online exhibition of paintings to help raise funds for Migraine Action. You can find out more here and there will be more info on the way soon! 

Christmas Print Show at Gloss Gallery in Exeter, Devon Friday 2nd December to Saturday 28th January If you're in Exeter City Centre over the next few weeks why not take the 1 minute walk to the beautiful Gloss Gallery which exhibits a wide r... 

2012 Calendars featuring a range of cow, sheep, horse and landscape paintings are now available. The perfect gift for Christmas! :-) Cow Sheep and Horse Paintings 2012 calendar by mike_joryBrowse Cow Calendars 

Established oil painter Martin Bentham has a range of work on show at The Art Room in Topsham until 6th November. Animals, people, landscapes, trees, walls and plants are all depicted in his distinctive style of oil painting that almost carves form i... 

Above: one of the Lenkiewicz paintings currently showing at Torre Abbey I went to the Robert Lenkiewicz exhibition at Torre Abbey a few weeks ago and with only a couple of weeks left (the exhibition ends on 2nd October 2011) I thought I wo... 

As a follow-up to one of my previous articles on interference acrylics, I've just published another lens, this time on 'Painting Landscapes & Animals with Interference Acrylics' which you can check out here. The article describes the step by step cre... 

Finished Painting The Defenders

September 7th, 2011

Here's the finished painting "The Defenders". The main developments are increasing the size of the head on the right hand bull, adding details to all three of the herd and painting in some grass and flowers in the pasture foreground. The title comes ... 

Here are the next few stages of the new painting. Added another layer of paint to the center and right hand cow, the latter has also had its head enlarged from before The pic below shows some texture added to the sky and grass, more defi... 

Following on from the preliminary sketches posted recently, here are the first few brush strokes, laying out the position of the cows in blue acrylic. Second stage, blocking in the cows, also moved all but the left hand one over to the right... 

Just starting work towards a new animal painting and here is a series of thumbnail sketches in biro to work out the composition. First pic above, quite like the arrangement of the group of 4 cows but the one on the right isn't adding too much. S... 

Here's the finished painting (as posted last time) viewed under normal lighting conditions. Notice that the sun seems to be shining on the distant hills on the left. In the next picture (below) the the painting is viewed from a different angl... 

Here's a quick photo of the finished painting, I'll post more soon on the iridescent effects due to the use of interference acrylic. In the meantime I need to think of a title, any suggestions welcome! 

Here's step 4, just a couple of modifications for today, the distant cow on the right is starting to take shape and more detail has been added to the foreground foliage, plenty of magenta for the heather and cadmium yellow for the gorse flowers. 

  Here are the next couple of stages of the paintings. Above you can see that the cows are still in their metallic blue phase but some modifications have been made to the background hills. The right and left hand thirds of the hill-scape... 

Following on from yesterday's blog entry here's the next step of the process. The plan with this work is to alternate layers of acrylic with layers of interference color. In this photo you can see that the cows have now been over-painted with int... 

Here are the beginnings of a new painting, some Dexter cattle lying down among the heather and gorse of Dartmoor. I've enjoyed painting these cows before, their dark hides lend themselves to the inclusion of plenty of blue where the light catch... 

'Taking A Bow' the latest cute lamb sketch  

My painting 'You Again' has just won a "Highly Commended" in the Professional category of the Patchings Exhibition 2011. It is now eligible for the People's Choice Award, so if you have a moment or two please feel free to visit the Patchings Website ... 

 

Sketchbook Lamb Sketch

June 6th, 2011

Another lamb sketch, once again, pencil, blue pencil and biro :-)  

Another sketch from Bicton Lambing Sunday the other week. This one is done with biro, pencil and some blue colored pencil.  

Each year Somerset sees the arrival of the Royal Bath & West Show, a major agricultural show that features an array of attractions and several thousand visitors. Among the cattle, sheep and motorcycle stunt shows you'll also find an art exhibition. I... 

Inspiration

May 30th, 2011

These three new born lambs had escaped their field at the Lambing Sunday at Bicton College near Exmouth in Devon and went off to explore the daffodils. Rest assured they were safely returned to the confines of their field shortly afterwards. Lambing ... 

Inspiration

May 30th, 2011

Took this snap on a walk to the Turf Locks Hotel (pub) the other day near Exeter, Devon!  

New Frames

May 27th, 2011

Had a couple of paintings framed recently by Bizzy Be in Exeter who are always really helpful and provide a great service. Well worth considering if you live in the Exeter area and want some framing done!  

I currently have a selection of paintings and hand-embellished giclee prints on show at Jurys Inn Hotel in Exeter. The paintings are being exhibited in the conference area on the lower ground floor. Many thanks to Francesca at Gloss Gallery Exe... 

New Born Lamb Painting

April 20th, 2011

"Ready Steady..." Acrylic on board, 20"x20"  

New Painting

April 18th, 2011

'The Luminary' Acrylic on board 20"x30" 

Piglets

April 1st, 2011

Another drawing inspired by the visit to Bicton. The sow was lying down in some straw while several piglets raced and scurried around her. There were probably 9 piglets in reality but I simplified things by just tackling 6 of them. This is colo... 

New Born Lamb sketch

March 31st, 2011

Here's the first of a series of sketches inspired by a recent vist to Lambing Sunday. Tried to capture the youth and cuteness of this new born lamb as simply as possible. Here I've used pencil and blue biro, the biro is used to provide the fi... 

Fun cartoon animal binder

March 18th, 2011

Cartoon Animal Fun by mike_joryShop for a customized vinyl binder at zazzle.com 

Inspiration

March 17th, 2011

Most of my recent paintings are inspired by my travels around the Westcountry. I usually take plenty of photos and / or sketches to provide reference material. Here's a shot of a beautiful blue sky taken at Dawlish Warren! :-)  

Photos from exhibition

March 14th, 2011

 

Here's the latest cartoon of the day, a couple of classic rock and roll dancers in yellow. These dance cartoons are proving popular so I'm launching a new blog called StrictlyDanceFun along with a new store that focuses entirely on my dancing art. ... 

COTD Jive Fun

February 26th, 2011

Another dose of 1950's 1960's nostalgia with the latest entry in the swing dancing series. I like the way the weight of each character is distributed in this one, feels like they are both on the move mid-dance. (The guy's left foot could do with ... 

COTD Lets Twist Again

February 25th, 2011

Here's the lastest mixed media drawing in the Swing Dancing series. For this one I decided to lose the teddy boy jacket that has featured in previous designs and go with a waistcoat for the male dancer, better to have free arms for those wild dan... 

Here's the latest in invitations available at my store. These all have an agricultural show / farming theme but can be easily personalized, just click on an image to find out more. Agricultural Show Invitations lamb sheep sketch by mike_joryGet a... 

Elegant Party Invitations

February 19th, 2011

Elegant pencil drawing of woman in dress by mike_jory Make a custom invitation on zazzle Here's the latest design available in my online shop, an elegant invitation featuring a pencil sketch of a young woman in a flowing dress. The design can ... 

'Ordered Garden in Summer' 'Swallows' I first saw the work of Benedict Rubbra at The Art Room in Topsham near Exeter a couple of years ago. At first glance the work on display appeared to be nothing more than random patches of color painted... 

In A Twirl

February 14th, 2011

Here's another addition to the Modern Jive / Swing Dancing cartoon series. Eyes-locked, dance-entranced, this couple are caught mid twirl and are available on invitations and various other products here. swing dancers by mike_jorySee more bumper ... 

Delivered a new selection of paintings to The Tavistock Art Gallery the other day. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday and can be found at the centre of town, address details are: The Tavistock Art Gallery, 17, Duke St, Tavistock, Devon PL19 0BA. ... 

This is 'Summer Haze' inspired by a herd of cows encountered on a sunny day in Topsham, Devon. Check out the step by step progress of the painting below: This is the very first stage that I posted the other day. A few lines of blue to la... 

COTD Teddy Boy

February 10th, 2011

Here's another cartoon from the series of nostalgic, fun and cheery swing dancing / rock and roll series. This one's a Teddy Boy making some tentative solo moves on the dance floor! It's currently available at my store on an iPhone case. Teddy... 

New beginnings

February 4th, 2011

Just starting on a new collection of animal paintings, above are the first few brush strokes of a cow composition. I usually start paintings in this way, blue paint and trying to keep the lines economical but expressive. Sometimes I feel these s... 

Rock n Roll Dancers Version 2

January 30th, 2011

The second in a series of Swing Dancer / 1950's 1960's Rock n Roll dancers cartoons! This one is A4 on Bristol Board, mixed media swing dancer pink poodle skirt saddle shoes binder by mike_joryBrowse other Poodle Binders 

This painting was created for an exhibition I held last summer and is now available as a print at my store 'Baby Blue' Horse Painting by mike_joryPoster printing from zazzle 

Just published an article on how to incorporate iridescent hidden images within paintings. You can check it out here. 

Article on a portable mural I painted a few years ago here 

I painted a mural for the Devon Wildlife Trust a few years ago (2004 / 2005) which features some interactive images, click here for a full description and plenty of pictures.  

Swing Dancer Business Cards

January 5th, 2011

Dancer business cards that can be customized to your own design! swing dancer with poodle skirt and saddle shoes po by mike_joryView other Fun Business Cards 

Taking the air III

January 4th, 2011

This is a mixed media painting of a couple of horses roaming around on Dartmoor in Devon, United Kingdom. First a thin layer of interference acrylic was put down. Normal acrylic was then used with a 'dry brush' technique to block in the main tona... 

Superconductor

December 29th, 2010

A cartoon created for a physicist friend of mine. Superconductors are materials that conduct electricity incredibly well but here we have an alternative interpretation with a Superman-esque orchestra conductor complete with cape and baton soaring... 

House painting

December 29th, 2010

Here's something of a departure from the norm for me, a painting of a house. This was painted on commission and is mixed-media on watercolor paper. The paint is actually acrylic applied in thin washes and the wash-over-wash technique used for t... 

Party time

December 10th, 2010

Cute mole party invitations available at my Zazzle store! see below :-) Cute cartoon mole popping out of molehill by mike_jorydesign an invite at zazzle 

Guardians of the Valley

December 4th, 2010

'Guardians of the Valley' now available as a print at Fine Art America. 

The Calf

December 3rd, 2010

'The Calf' is now available as a print through Fine Art America 

I know the way

November 30th, 2010

'I know the way' is now available as a print through Fine Art America (see below)  

Cute Kitty Cat relaxing

November 29th, 2010

Cartoon of the day! also available as custom stationery, see below: Cute cartoon cat sleeping while wearing scarf... by mike_jorycustom printed stationery made at zazzle.com  

Here's a graphic design and website project that was recently completed. My wife is starting a mobile hairdressing business in Exeter, called 'Kathedral Mobile Hairdresser' and we've put together a logo, business cards along with a simple flash-b... 

The painting above is 'Green Grass Aglow' and is now available through my FineArtAmerica gallery or you can see the original at the Coves Quay Gallery in Salcombe, South Devon UK.  

Unusual and Funny Christmas Cards

November 21st, 2010

Just published my second lens on Squidoo, this time the article is on a range of humorous Christmas Cards that are designed to be a little different from the usual high street options. You can check that out here Sinister Snowman Christmas De... 

Custom i phone cases

November 17th, 2010

I now have some custom i phone cases available featuring some of my cartoon art and will be adding more in due course. Check them out at my store. cute cartoon pink elephant jumping in the air by mike_jorySee other iphone cases A cat dreaming... 

Oliver Baby Name Cheetah Cartoon

November 11th, 2010

Here's the finished cheetah design, again a mixed-media piece. This was created for some friends of mine who recently had a baby boy after a very quick home delivery :-) Notice the cheetah is standing on electronic scales displaying Oliver's birth... 

Here's another prelim drawing for the cheetah cub, mixed http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifmedia again but this time I went with a more dynamic pose and composition. I feel the big blue eyes and cheekily calm smile work well in humorous contrast ... 

Cute Cartoon Cheetah Cub

November 5th, 2010

I've been working on a cartoon Cheetah design of late and this is one of the first preliminary drawings, created with ball point pen, colored pencils and my favorite pens at the moment, Copic Ciao Markers which come with a chisel tip at one end and... 

Devon Life Magazine Coverage

November 4th, 2010

The November 2010 issue of Devon Life Magazine features some photos taken at the opening party for the the gallery GLOSS. Here's the cover of the magazine that is available in the UK now, check out their website here... ...and here are the ... 

My first Squidoo lens

November 4th, 2010

I've just published an article on Squidoo providing some info for fellow artists who are interested in selling reproductions of their work on line through Easyart. Please feel free to check it out here! here's one of the paintings featured in the ... 

The Art Gallery Tavistock

November 2nd, 2010

Went to Tavistock (located on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon, UK) the other day to check out the recently-opened 'The Art Gallery' that's owned and run by Richard Varley. The gallery features paintings in a range of styles and subject matte... 

Cartoon Animal Triptych in situ

October 24th, 2010

A few months ago I painted some pictures for my baby nephew's bedroom and here's a picture of the finished paintings installed on the wall! :-) I blogged about this triptych previously which you can read about here 

COTD Dreaming of wool

October 22nd, 2010

This drawing is done on a smaller scale than I normally work with, the original is only 5"x3" but it's fun to do quick cartoons like this. Here, I started with a biro (ball-point pen) sketch and then coloured in with some Copic marker pens (simil... 

POTD Rock n Roll Dancers

October 19th, 2010

Here's a mixed media drawing of a couple of 1950's style Rock 'n' Roll dancers for a charity dance poster. The dance will take place at the end of October in Exeter UK, for full details see the poster below.  

COTD Peculiar Parrot

October 14th, 2010

It's little known fact that parrots drink tea! ;-) This cartoon was partly inspired by some comical budgie cartoons I did for a musician friend of mine some time ago. Peculiar Parrot by mike_joryCreate stainless steel coffee mugs on zazzle 

The Urban Fox

October 2nd, 2010

They seek him here they seek him there, city dwellers seek him everywhere Is he rummaging through our bins or down at the docks, that damned elusive urban fox! :-) urban fox by mike_jory Learn how to sell art online at zazzle.com. 

Custom Kitty Letter paper

September 29th, 2010

Write a letter on feline-enhanced paper! :-) Available through my store or click the picture below. Cute Tabby Cat by mike_joryMake customized letterhead on Zazzle  

A brand new art gallery has opened in Exeter, Devon, UK. Called 'Gloss', you can check out their website here The pic below shows the entrance to the gallery, as you can see it's located in a beautiful Georgian building. The gallery is showing... 

Here's a cartoon depicting a role reversal of a recent news story that made the headlines in the UK recently - a woman decided to drop a cat into a wheelie bin (the cat was unharmed). The pic shows the feline getting a little revenge! :-) The... 

POTD... Shadowlands

September 2nd, 2010

Yesterday's 'Shadowland Sheep' sketch acted as a preliminary for the painting above 'Shadowlands'. The cliffs, beach and bay shown are those of Seaton in Devon, UK. The image is also available on a number of products at my store Shadowlan... 

Sketchbook... Cheeky Chappy

September 1st, 2010

A couple more sketches from the Branscombe / Beer flock. The top is "Cheeky Chappy" and the bottom is "Shadowland Sheep" 

Sketchbook ...more sheep

August 29th, 2010

Another couple in the series of sheep sketches, the top one is "Hello hello" and the bottom simply "Munching" :-) 

Sketchbook... Baa Hum Bug

August 28th, 2010

baa hum bug by mike_joryView more invites from zazzle.co.uk Another in the series of sheep sketches from the red cliffs of Devon :-) 

Sketchbook Sheep

August 27th, 2010

Following a cliff top walk between Branscombe and Beer in Devon, UK, the sheep encountered inspired a few sketches and a couple of paintings. Here's the first of the sketches, pencil on paper. See my website here 

COTD PC Ninja

August 26th, 2010

PC Ninja by mike_joryBrowse Ninja Mousepads A ninja working the keyboard while perched on the edge of the office chair. The PC ninja know moves on the computer that only a privileged few are aware of and can make any system run at twice normal sp... 

COTD Gorillas Love Milkshakes

August 23rd, 2010

It's a little known fact that gorillas love milkshakes! :-) Click the pic for more info or visit my store here See more of my recent work by visiting my portfolio here 

The ArtFrame Gallery in Plymouth, UK is now showing a selection of my animal paintings. There is also a cafe in the gallery which means visitors can enjoy some great food while viewing art. The gallery / cafe is situated on Cornwall Street in the ... 

The leading U.S. BMX magazine- RideBMX - has featured some of my paintings and drawings on their website. Check out the article here  

COTD Vert Rider

August 2nd, 2010

Partly inspired by Jamie Bestwick's recent 4-in-a-row win at X Games BMX vert (see some amazing bike riding here), and also based in part on a mural I did for a local bike shop some years ago (you can see that here), here is 'Vert Rider' which is a... 

If you happen to be in Salcombe, South Devon this summer then it's worth checking out the Cove's Quay Gallery. In addition to some of my recent animal and landscape paintings they have a wide range of paintings including seascapes and landscapes by... 

Some of the paintings that were on show at my recent exhibition are now on display at the Trowbridge Gallery in Castle Cary, Somerset. The show is open 7 days a week and runs until August 31st 2010. The paintings on display will change periodically t... 

For day dreamers everywhere

June 15th, 2010

Just Day Dreaming by mike_joryView other Black and white Mousepads  

Photos of Exhibition

June 14th, 2010

Today (Monday 14th June 2010) is the last day of the exhibition "Are You Looking At Me?" at Exeter Picturehouse. Some photos of the show can be found here. 

COTD Stress King

June 14th, 2010

Feeling stressed? :-) 

The original painting I exhibited at this year's Bath and West show "Summer Light" sold during the show. See this work and many others at my website here 

POTD The Hidden

June 9th, 2010

Here's a painting of some cows wandering through the woods that is currently showing in my exhibition at the Exeter Picturehouse. 

Art of England Magazine

June 9th, 2010

Details of Exeter Picturehouse exhibition which is currently showing (until 14th June, open 2pm-11pm daily) are featured in the current Art of England magazine. Check out their website here.  

Bath and West Show 2010

June 2nd, 2010

If you happen to be visiting the Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallett this year then my painting "Summer Light" is currently on show in the group exhibition in the Art Pavilion until 5th June. More info about the show can be found here  

The latest Artists and Illustrators magazine (July 2010 issue) features an image of one of my paintings "Time For A Nap" (see below) and check out the A&I magazine website here  

BBC Devon website

May 29th, 2010

The BBC have been kind enough to include a page on my forthcoming exhibition "Are You Looking at Me?" which you can see by clicking here EXHIBITION INFO: 'Are You Looking At Me?' An exhibition of animal and landscape paintings by Mike Jory a... 

Recent Publicity

May 29th, 2010

Details of my forthcoming exhibition have been mentioned in this month's "The Artist" and "Leisure Painter" magazines, the latter also includes a photo of one of the paintings. ‘Are You Looking At Me?’ An exhibition of animal and landscap... 

 

POTD Mr Gorilla and the Gang

April 14th, 2010

Here's the final part of the triptych! This is an acrylic painting of several cartoon animals. Bottom left is a bespectacled tiger doing his crossword, next to him a flower chain wearing tapir. There's a milk shake drinking gorilla and a lion ... 

POTD Cervidae Country

April 14th, 2010

Here's another wildlife painting. On a drive along the back roads from Tiverton to Bickleigh (in Devon) I came across this deer roaming wild in a field, I stopped the car and sneaked into the field staying as close to the hedge as possible and ma... 

This is an acrylic on canvas painting by Mike Jory featuring several cartoon animals. Bottom right we have a turtle brushing the teeth of a hippo who is also getting a tooth clean from fish. Meanwhile a tentacled jellyfish thing floats by with a ... 

This is an acrylic painting of several cartoon animals. Bottom right is a pig balancing and packet of bubble gum on the end of a spoon on his nose. A squirrel watches TV, the aerial lead being connected to the antlers of a moose. Nearby, we have ... 

Hang on

April 7th, 2010

This image originated as a black and white drawing in the birthday card of a friend who is a climber. That was back in 1995 (I'm guessing!). Then in around 1998 I painted this version, which I came across when looking through my portfolio the oth... 

POTD Tip Toes

April 5th, 2010

Pencil and biro drawing of a Dartmoor horse. Biro doesn't seem to be used all that much in art, at least as far as I know, but I really like the marks and lines the pen can provide. One of my favourite techniques is to use pencil and pencil dust ... 

POTD New Friends

April 3rd, 2010

Here's another painting that will feature in my exhibition come 1st June this year. This is based on some cows observed on Dartmoor. It's painted on a 20"x30" box canvas with atelier interactive acrylics, the more I use these paints the more I li... 

POTD Baby Blue

April 1st, 2010

A cute horse for the Easter weekend! Design personalized gifts at Zazzle. Check out my website here 

POTD Lunch interrupted

March 27th, 2010

This is an acrylic on canvas painting of a black cow having a snack on some heather and grass while enjoying the fresh summer air whilst taking in the view of Tors and distant Devon hills from Dartmoor in Devon United Kingdom. It is painted usin... 

I painted this portrait of Tara (then aged 3) a couple of years ago for her parents. It's painted using conventional acrylic applied in a series of glazes using acrylic gloss medium. Tara is shown holding a doll of her favourite TV character from t... 

Art by Mike Jory

March 4th, 2010

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