Thursday, 19 April 2018

"Giverny"







                           A painting from my time spent at Monet's garden at Giverny.



                                                                        
"Giverny" - Acrylic on canvas 20" x 20"


                           "People discuss my art and pretend to understand, as if it were
                            necessary to understand , when it's simply necessary to love"
                            Claude Monet 
                

Monday, 9 April 2018

" Lagoon"







                            "the ripples dance bountifully across the serene lagoon
                                
                             they possess only beauty and grace with their shimmer

                        still then is Mother Earth until she roars her thunderous rain "



                           Anonymous poem


                                                        
"Lagoon" - Acrylic on canvas  24" x 24"
 

Friday, 23 March 2018

" Golden Cap"





                           A painting from the sketches and notes made on the Jurassic coast
                           last year.
                                                          

                                                                   
                                  
                                  "Evening light Golden Cap" - Acrylic on canvas 24" x 24"

Monday, 12 March 2018

"Gallery Representation"







                    Good news ! - I now have gallery representation with "The Artists Gallery" in
                                         Wedmore, a village in Somerset, England.

                    The gallery exhibits a mixture of paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics.
                    My work  on display consists of acrylic on canvas landscapes from the
                    South West and framed acrylic on board landscapes of the Scottish lochs.
                



                                           "Gallery interior displaying some of my work"

                                                                               
                                        
                                                                      
                                                                               
 
"Gallery interior "
 
 
 
"Sue Godfrey"
                                    
Galley owner Sue Godfrey is keen to promote the work of both established
and emerging artists in an area that's fast becoming a creative hub, with an  
      influx to Somerset of artists, creatives and musicians, added to by the presence
       of major players such as Hauser & Wirth gallery at nearby Bruton.          
 
 
 
 
For more details log on to the gallery website www.tag.uk.net
             (hover mouse if details fail to appear due to white on black type )          
 

Friday, 2 February 2018

"The Beyondness of Things"




                            
                                   A new work from the Jurassic coast of Devon, England.



                                         
                                    "The Beyondness of Things"- Acrylic on canvas 12"x 12"
                                                                                                
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

"Lost in the Humming Air"






                  The air is hot and still. In the distance the black, volcanic hills are starting
                  to glow in the reflective light of the setting sun. I'm at a rest stop on the
                  island of Lanzarote - "Fire Island" - returning from a visit to the "Fundacion
                  Cesar Manrique in Tahiche, back to the south of the island to reflect on this
                  unique landscape.

                                        
                                                  
 
"Lost in the Humming Air"- Acrylic on canvas 20"x 20"    
 
 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

"Being there"




                     The view from the clifftop is stunning. Looking out over the crystal-clear
                     aquamarine water of the bay at Pefkos in the summer heat reminds me of
                    why I love this place. I walk past the houses and small olive groves and
                     head towards Kavos beach.

                     Two men are sorting through their fishing net in a small boat anchored
                     in the shelter of the bay. I wave, "Kalemera", they wave back as I walk to
                     the end of the small beach where it gives way to rocks and the main beach
                     at Pefkos. Near enough that you can wade through the water and reach the
                     golden sand.

                    The shallow water is clear and fish swim between your toes. I look back
                    from the warmth of the sea to the clifftop from where I've just descended.
                    I walk back up the dusty slope to the garden of the taverna that overlooks the
                    bay and order a beer.

                    I sit in the shade of a pine tree and listen to music through my headphones.
                    "Being There" by the Tord Gustavsen trio.

 
"Being There"- Acrylic on canvas 24"x24"