Yellow Chair

The third of my larger paintings this year is an oil on board again and at 90 x 60cm, a bigger statement but in a simpler style. How hard it is to shut out the everyday and enjoy the moment!

KISS

When I started to work out the composition for some new paintings this year, I was reminded of that very useful piece of advice when it comes to communication – KISS. (keep it simple, stupid). Having spent an enjoyable day at the London Art Fair, I was struck by how effective some of the simpler […]

Drawing morning at the National Ballet

I had a wonderful morning at the Coliseum in London where I was able to draw the National Ballet warming up for their matinee performance of the ballet Manon. Quite a challenge to get something down on paper whilst so much was going on.  The action was so fast that a few strokes to get […]

Dancers at the Alcazar

I have just finished this painting inspired by my visit to Saville, Spain last year. The Alcazar Palace was full of history where it had been used in many different ways. I wanted to try and convey this sense of history and peeling back the layers. Mixed media on canvas. 60 x 75cm

Taking advantage of Ryanair

Much as I would like to think I was going to get one up on the airline, the real reason for this title to my latest blog is about dates for the 2019 painting in Italy week. Now that I know the times of the flights direct from Stanstead to Pescara, the best dates for […]

My fourth zodiac sign is Capricorn

I read that 53k people in the UK keep a goat as a household pet. Astonishing, but a lovely image for my Capricorn painting. Apparently Capricorn people are nostalgic, ambitious and goal oriented, wanting to reach the top. I think my goat has achieved considerable status in this household.

Amorous Aries

The third in my Zodiac series. Aries are independent leaders and shamelessly flirty. …….I think I know one or two of those. Acrylic on wood 30 x 30cm. On 20th & 21st October I will be on stand 61 at the Landmark Centre in Teddington for their Autumn Art Fair. My three new Zodiac paintings […]

2nd painting in the Zodiac Series

My second painting in this series is called “Loving the company of Leo”. Leo people are warm and affectionate and can be counted on to bring sunshine into other people’s lives. They are, however, used to being the king of the jungle so to be the companion of a Leo you need to know your […]

New Zodiac series

I’ve commenced my new Zodiac Series of paintings with Taurus. This painting called “Taurus tamed” was inspired by the characteristics of this star sign ( reliable, practical, ambitious and sensual with an eye for beauty) and something I read that for a bull-ride to count, the rider has to stay on it’s back for 8 […]

These “Early Birds” are enjoying the sunrise

Lovely as this heatwave is, running has to be done early and these girls are out at sunrise. A new semi abstract painting that I’m now in the process of framing, ready for exhibiting in London. Painted in acrylics on canvas, 63 x 63 cm