Flowers of Egypt

This painting is about the rich cultural influences from Egypt – belly dancing, dancing inspired by paintings in tombs and on temples and the image of the lotus flower that decorates fabrics and pots. OIl on linen 45cm x 45cm

Shut your eyes and listen

I have called this painting “Shut your eyes and listen” as one of the noticeable things about this strange year has been the increase in bird song. Humans make so much noise and living near a main road, we have traffic, sirens, wheelie suitcases going to the station. The birds were living their parallel life […]

They moved a Temple

My second painting with an Egypt theme is, “They moved a temple“. In 1960, in a remarkable feat of engineering, two temples were moved to make way for the Aswan High Dam. It took about 5 years and involved 3000 workers. I felt this fitted my 2020 objective of painting altered states and was a […]

The first of two paintings following a wonderful trip to the Nile

This painting , called “and the Nile flowed on” is the result of a trip to Luxor and the Nile in February. We travelled about 250 miles south to Aswan and back in a victorian sailing boat called “Dream”. Having seen some amazing temples and the valley of the Kings, the thing that struck me […]

Finding the Wild Child

This painting is the third in my series of altered states. Called “Finding the Wild Child” it is about conquering inner introversion and faking being an extrovert. According to the people who know about these things, it can be good for generating positive emotions and satisfaction. I might try it! Acrylic on canvas  50 x […]

Cards featuring in the new Mistletoe House Catalogue

Four of my paintings have been included in the 2020 Mistletoe House catalogue of cards by contemporary artists and illustrators across the UK. The catalogue is mailed to  customers from museums to retailers dealing with distinctive cards and available for online ordering. The cover features a painting called “The Invitation”which was exhibited at the 2019 […]

Not awake – not sleeping

As part of my new series of paintings for 2020, I have just completed this painting that is inspired by the half state when we have been in a deep sleep but then on waking, the dream seems to go on. Medically this is a recognised phenomena and has has a fancy name but I […]

Amore

My painting theme for 2020 is about altered states. Inspired by thoughts of how we change according to circumstances and what life throws at us, I thought I would start with the simple idea of how love changes not only how we feel about ourselves but also how we view the world. That lovely fizzy […]

Before we forget our summer holidays….

Just in case it feels as if warmth and sunshine are in the distant past, I have finished this painting to celebrate and remind us how it feels to be warmed by the sun. I shall have this painting and others that I have completed this year on stand 47 at the Art Fair in […]