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

Inside all of us is an extrovert trying to get out and have fun

Finding the Wild Child 2

This painting is the third in my series of altered states. Called “Finding the Wild Child 2” 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 […]

You make me want to dance

Another new painting. This one is about music and dance again and is a composition relishing the effect music has on our moods. Acrylic. 58 x 58cm.

Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse coming up

Very close now to the Sussex Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse 17th – 19th May where I will be on stand 49. There will be seven new paintings plus eight from 2018. My latest picture is called “You make me want to dance” and is a celebration of music and the way it makes us […]

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  SOLD

Another painting on the theme of reflections

This new painting “Reflections at the Bar” is another semi-abstract acrylic on canvas 61 x 45 cm. It is on the theme of what happens to all the images that a mirror sees during the course of a ballet practise, like “Warming up”, It is in a more abstract style than some of my other […]

New abstract dance painting

“Fire Dance”  50 x 50cm. How lovely to have some fun and create a painting that with such joyful freedom. I layered until I felt I must stop. This is a new departure for me to be more abstract but it will certainly not be my last as I enjoyed it so much. The only […]

New home in Norfolk for 3 paintings

3 new paintings were successfully delivered to a lovely home in Norfolk over the weekend. “The Giddy music of the Waltz” looked particularly at home in it’s new place on the chimney breast. The other two, “The Smell of Summer” and “A good day after all” were looking for a smaller, lower space.

Visual energy

As they dance in an empty galleria at night, the electricity running through their bodies is enough to scare the pigeons. Oil on paper 93 x76cm