Portraits
8 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Self Portrait on a Blue Ground – oil on canvas – 41 x 50 cm
Self Portrait on a Blue Ground - oil on canvas - 41 x 50 cm

This portrait and its companion piece ‘Self Portrait on a Warm Ground’ were painted so that I could clearly see the difference that the choice of ground colour makes to the finished result.

8 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Self Portrait on a Warm Ground – oil on canvas – 41 x 50 cm
Self Portrait on a Warm Ground - oil on canvas - 41 x 50 cm

This portrait and its companion piece ‘Self Portrait on a Blue Ground’ were painted so that I could clearly see how the choice of ground colour effects the finished picture.

8 months, 1 week ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on The Perfect Pint – oil on panel – 51 x 61 cm
The Perfect Pint - oil on panel - 51 x 61 cm

  I’ve recently had this painting re-photographed. It was largely painted from life when I was staying in Kilcommon high up in the Silver Mountains in Co. Tipperary. A local publican called TJ stands behind the bar with his arms folded. On the counter is a fresh pulled pint of Guinness. TJ and I became friendly […]

1 year, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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 […]

2 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Rosmond and Passion – oil on canvas – 16 x 22 inches – 2013
Rosmond and Passion - oil on canvas - 16 x 22 inches - 2013

This painting  commissioned by a grieving daughter. She lost her mother and then two years later her baby daughter. In this sense the picture has a metaphysical aspect because neither of the two subjects have ever met in this world. It was put together using photographs supplied by Rosmond’s daughter. She asked me to paint […]

4 years ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Pam Schneider-oil on canvas-44 x 32 inches-2006
Pam Schneider-oil on canvas-44 x 32 inches-2006

Pam Schneider is the well known proprietor of the First Edition restaurant in Canary Wharf. This painting depicts the restaurateur relaxing at home with a glass of champagne. Late last year (2013) the picture was restored and extended at the top. This was accomplished by taking the picture off its stretcher and sticking it to […]

5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Helen Crabtree
Helen Crabtree

Helen Crabtree – Oil on Canvas – 15″ x 19″ – 2011 A good friend of mine, sadly Helen passed away more than 5 years ago.

5 years, 9 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Jo and Sam
Jo and Sam

Jo and Sam – Oil on Canvas – 23″ x 31″ – 2011 I love this picture.