Sunday, 15 December 2019

2019! The year has sped past, kicked off in January by a major show at the Surrey Art Gallery.  Over forty works spanning thirty years of art practice.  Beginning with the early, realism based works, and culminating in the recent abstract dynamic works, the show traced the evolution of my core conceptual challenge of understanding perception. 
A show catalogue was printed and is available on request.
The plan moving forward in 2020 is to take key developments in the abstract work and paint large canvases of each series.  In the meantime, I am also continuing my education in oil painting, using floral motifs as the subject.

A very Merry Christmas to all.

"Hydrangea Blues" Oil on Canvas   9x12 inches

Friday, 29 September 2017

There are some flowers that seem to evoke memories
 more than others.  Hydrangeas fill that spot for me.  
Maybe it's in the colour combinations, maybe it's in the detail,
these hydrangeas have an ageless romance about them.  
5x7 inch, oil,  framed, ready to hang.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Whether by thd colour of the blooms or by shadow on 
white petals, the blues  have it in this next batch of paintings.
 Each is framed and ready to hang.

"Happiness"  Asters & Dahlias    Watercolour 4.5x4.5 inches 
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 "Blues"  6 x 8 inches, oil 
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"Secrets of the Garden"  9x6 inches, watercolour 
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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Last year, around this time, the hazelnuts were beginning to fall.  Bushy tailed squirrels foraged all day long and by nightfall, not much was left to harvest!  I love the wild and jagged frill on these nuts.  They make the nut look quite exotic!  Watercolour  5x7inches

Above "Crazy Dance of the Hazelnut"

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Below:  "Hazelnut Fling"   Sold

 Another sign of fall, acorns with their little caps! 
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Thursday, 21 September 2017

The summer is heading towards closing and with the fall gold light,
yellow ochre, sienna and umber cannot be far behind. 
 5x7 Watercolour, Roses and Rose Hips. 

 Available framed  at Daily Paintworks
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Saturday, 3 June 2017

This is a small sketch for what I hope will be a larger portrait in the future.  This wonderful woman is one of my neighbours.  She is so beautiful, inside and out.
Oil 6 x 6 inches on board

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

This pose captures mass with just a few ink 
lines to hold in the corners. I am looking for the kind of 
sparseness a haiku poem has, aiming for only the essential.


9x12 inch watercolour & ink on rag