The Embrace

This oil painting is more abstract than some of my past paintings but very enjoyable to do. I decided that although it is only 30 x 30cm I would do it in oils to keep the vibrancy of the colours plus I love the smell of the paint. It was so hot today the paint […]

Temptation

A new painting in a semi-abstract expressionist style. The subject of Temptation came to me as a result of thinking about the way life can change in an instant if we take one path instead of another. Going to the biscuit tin and then feeling cross because we want to be thinner, backing out of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]