Northamptonshires Heritage

Posted by admin on July 30, 2017

 “Northamptonshires Heritage”

The Boot & Shoe and Tannery industries

Mick Henson at work in his workshop

Model of sculpture “Northamptonshires Heritage”

Kettfest 2017

Posted by admin on June 9, 2017

Kettering’s Art,Culture and Music Festival (June 9 to 11)

It’s been a busy week preparing and painting my sculpture for Kettering Kettfest in the grounds of Wicksteed park. The park is also putting on “Wicksteed at War “over the Saturday and Sunday with the Military Vehicle Trust displaying more than 120 military vehicles.

The festival is taking place right across Kettering. You’ll be able to sample fine ales, music and comedy with exhibitions at the Manor House Museum and Alfred East Art Gallery.

Wellingborough’s Medieval Featival

Posted by admin on June 8, 2017

Wellingborough’s Medieval Festival is now in its 5th year. I’ve been unable to take part in previous years due to the lack of exhibition space in the town centre. This year the town has created a new Events Space in the market area with good access so I’m able to take part in the festival.

My Black Prince will be on display from June 2nd till 22nd

Black Prince Wellingborough’s Market Events Space 

Transit van Vanquish 

Wellingborough’s Castle theatre history 

Posted by admin on May 10, 2017

The “Son of the Soil” sculpture was first installed in May 2005 as part of the 10th anniversary Celebrations of Wellingborough’s Castle theatre. It’s now been standing outside the theatres entrance for 12 years becoming a big part of the Castles history. The sculpture is one of four sculptures depicting the four elements of the ancient world. You can find the other three elements on display at Wollaston museum gardens at the bottom of Beacon hill.


“Son of the Soil” Castle theatre 

“Poseidon” Wollaston museum 

Wollaston museum. Beacon hill

Black Prince

Posted by admin on April 26, 2017

Edward of Woodstock became the Prince of Wales in 1343 he was best known as the Black Prince. He’s victories over the French made him very popular.                                                       .                                                        Black Prince outside Northampton Guildhall                                         .                                                                                                                                           Black Prince Northampton Market Square                                                                                                                                            

Camping weekends in my crazy camper van

Posted by admin on September 10, 2016

We had some great camping weekends in are home built camper van, the camper was built just for fun and to use on fishing trips so I could camp down by the lakeside.

Camper van holiday

                   We also used it on short break camping weekend holidays. 

wood burner in corner of camper

                         Some repairs always had to be made .

repairing camper van

                In the end the camper proved to be too heavy, so it was dismantled 

Astrological Transit

Posted by admin on September 9, 2016

This is the movement of the planets used by fortune tellers to read your horoscopes.

Zodiac Signs

I had the design on my Transit van for 12 months from Capricorn to Sagittarius

Astrological Transit

I didn’t have to be a psychic to know that the Transit van is a medium (short wheelbase) ha! Ha!

Psychedelic van

Posted by admin on September 8, 2016

Taking a trip (camping trip)        “Chasing the dragon” or in this case being chased by the dragon           Theirs something magic about this picture?.                  Pyschedelic van               (  Reality is merely an illusion  )

Hippie van

Posted by admin on September 8, 2016

Hippy van, with anti war message (Love and peace)                          Flower power,  anti war peace protest outside an army base.                        .       . When the power of love is greater than the love of power, the world will know peace

Cave painting

Posted by admin on August 19, 2016

From the very first time I saw the Lascaux cave paintings, I became completely fascinated with the detail of the animals their use of colour and contours of the cave, they are truly great works of art. These early artist had so little to work with and still produced works of art that inspire artist thousands of years later. I’ve reproduced many of the Lascaux cave paintings and other cave paintings on my Transit van in tribute to the pioneering cavemen of the past. So many more people can enjoy the cave art of are ancestors.