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1 year, 3 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Landscape Comments Off on Wivenhoe Sunset – oil on Canvas – 20″ x 30″ – (51 x 76 cm) – 2017
Wivenhoe Sunset - oil on Canvas - 20

This picture and the other 2 related images are loosely painted using glazes onto a blue-grey ground. In these paintings I’m hoping to invoke the misty atmosphere that sometimes pervades this stretch of the River Colne.

1 year, 3 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on T Shirt designs
T Shirt designs

Recently I’ve been doing some fabric painting. The technique is very different to oil painting as fabric paint is slow to work and dries quickly. A number of my T Shirt designs can be viewed on Facebook.

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Lady in Red – oil on canvas – 24″ x 43″ – (61 x 111cm)
Lady in Red - oil on canvas - 24

This painting was commissioned by Miss Cookie Jane a noted hostess who lives and works in Fitzrovia. She is seen here with her chihuahua Tequila peeping out from behind her dress.

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Cynthia – oil on canvas – 14″ x18″ – (35 x 46 cm)
Cynthia - oil on canvas - 14

This portrait was painted from like in five sittings. It has an ambiguous quality that I like. Cynthia’s shawl could easily be a blanket and red and blue are the colours associated with the Madonna. According to the bible the Holy Family became refugees on at least two occasions fleeing from the wrath of an authoritarian […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Still Life Comments Off on The west wall of All Saints Church – oil on canvas – 39″ x 29″ – (100 x 75cm)
The west wall of All Saints Church - oil on canvas - 39

If you like this painting you might like to read the various blogs relating to it. It’s anunusula painting because it has no background and no foreground, there is just the wall painted in some detailAlthough the wall occupies the entirety of the picture’s space it appears to be set back creating the disturbing feeling […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Still Life Comments Off on All Saints Church version 2 – oil on canvas – 21″ x 25.5″ – (53 x 65cm)
All Saints Church version 2 - oil on canvas - 21

This is the same as my other version except that I’ve painted a pigeon flying out into the space in front of the picture. To read more about this picture please check out the blog ‘Painting on location in Maldon-All Saints Church. In the blog there are some photographs showing the early development of this […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Still Life Comments Off on Two for Joy – oil on canvas – 29.5″ x 20″ – (75 x 51cm)
Two for Joy - oil on canvas - 29.5

If you would like read more about this picture please check out the blog called ‘A room with a view’. In this blog there are some images showing the development of this painting and it’s sister picture ‘One for Sorrow’. The magpie’s added after the rest of the picture was completed. In some cultures magpie’s are birds of […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Still Life Comments Off on One for Sorrow – oil on canvas – 31.5 x 20″ (80 x 51cm)
One for Sorrow - oil on canvas - 31.5 x 20

In the distance we see Rathbone Point on the Nightingale Estate seen from my flat in Fluke House. For a long time I didn’t think this subject was worth painting. For one thing the subject is very complicated and confusing and then the painting would have to be done during the winter months because once […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Landscape Comments Off on After the Floods remastered – oil on canvas – 30.3″ x 39.5″ – (100 x 78cm)
After the Floods remastered - oil on canvas - 30.3

This is a different photographic version of this painting. The other one is featured in the Fantasy section and there are several blogs about it. This painting has been very difficult to photograph for various reasons perhaps because it’s quite a dark picture. This painting is inspired by Arnold Rocklin’s ‘The isle of the dead’. Is is carefully […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Self Portrait holding a Lily – oil on panel – 16″ x 28″ – 2014
Self Portrait holding a Lily - oil on panel - 16

  I’ve worked on this picture off and on over a period of years. Both the hands and the lily intrude into the space outside the picture plane. Making use of the space in front of the picture is something that I often do. I think it helps the viewer to engage with a portrait such […]