Fantasy
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Replay

Replay – 31” x 36” Oil on Canvas 1996. Many artists when painting the story of Christ have used contemporary settings and clothes, for example ‘The Adoration of the Magi’ as painted by Giorgione and Bruegel from Italy and Flanders (Belgium) respectively. I have carried on this tradition. I got some friends of mine to […]

Sue
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Sue

Portrait of Sue – 12” x 16” Oil on Panel 2000. This portrait was begun in a crowded life room and finished in my studio, some time later I added a background.

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The Three Graces

The Three Graces – 19” x 19” Oil on Panel 2006. This picture is derived from Raphael’s famous painting that hangs in the National Gallery, London. Raphael’s design is based on a Roman motif. This picture is painted from a series of life drawings I made using the same model. It was my intention to […]

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Black Mermaid

Black Mermaid – 30” x 22” Oil on Canvas 2006. For some reason negro women are rarely painted as mermaids. This picture was painted to be a companion piece to the blond haired mermaid.

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The Mermaid

The Mermaid – 30” x 22’ Oil on Canvas 2005. A mermaid sits on a rock combing her hair. This picture was painted for the collector, Roy Clegg.

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The Message

The Message – 20” x 22” Oil on Panel 2008. A naked young woman has been meditating in the lotus position; something has distracted her and to her surprise she finds herself seated on the seashore, a bottle containing a message is blown in by the tide whilst an albatross circles in the sky behind […]

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Floating

Floating – 20” x 84” Oil on Panel, 1993. This picture began as a painting from life, later I extended it using imagery from the ruined temples at Angkor Wat.

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Homage To AB

Homage to AB – 26” x 36” Oil on Canvas 2002. This picture is inspired by Arnold Bocklin’s atmospheric painting ‘The Isle of the dead’. I have used colours that are so intense they are virtually impossible to photograph

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The Buddha of the Lotus

The Buddha of the Lotus – 17” x 23” Oil on Panel 2001. This picture is related to the following passage that appears in chapter 16 of the Lotus Sutra. ‘ At all times I think to myself: How can I cause living beings to gain entry to the unsurpassed way and quickly acquire the […]

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The Dragon Girl’s Enlightenment

The Dragon Girl’s Enlightenment – 18” x 24” Oil on Panel, 2004. This picture contains a lot of symbolism which I am not going to attempt to explain. The clue is in the title.