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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

On the theme of Mind and Body

Having done yoga for years, I thought my next painting should be about the little understood effect our minds have on our bodies. Trusting someone to do a partnering pose can be quite challenging and usually ends up in a heap and lots of laughter. The two ladies in my painting are concentrating hard and […]