Sunday, 17 September 2017

"Receding Tide"








                        A new painting referenced from previous sketches and photographs.
                      

                                                            
                                  
                                        "Receding Tide" - Acrylic on canvas 24"x 24"
                                                            


Friday, 15 September 2017

"Olives"




                            The olive groves that I sketched and photographed on my recent
                             trip to Crete are a great inspiration to produce paintings of various
                            sizes.
                            This painting in acrylic is a 36"x36" box canvas and the larger size
                            emphasises the bright, vibrant colours of the region.  


                                                                        
"Olive trees at Piskopiano"- Acrylic on canvas 36"x36"



                               

Friday, 8 September 2017

"Coastline"






                           Cruising the coastline of East Devon I was amazed by the deep red cliffs
                           formed during the Triassic period over 250 million years ago. The cliff faces
                           are eroding rapidly but the more remote areas are home to hundreds of cormorants
                           and kittiwakes.
                          
                           This painting is in response to that area and the ever changing landscape.   


                                                                        
                                                                          
                                    
                                         "Triassic" - Acrylic on canvas   20" x 20"
               

Friday, 1 September 2017

"Landscapes of the Mind" - the book!



                                                                           

                                                                  


                                                      


                       These are some images of my recently produced, self - published book.
                       As with my solo exhibition earlier this year I've taken the title
                       "Landscapes of the Mind "as the paintings are quite often more "about"
                       a place rather than a representation "of" a scene.

                       This collection of paintings and photographs are from a body of
                       work formed from recent visits to Greece, Spain, France and
                       various locations throughout the U.K.
                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                             
 Here are a small selection of pages from the book.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, 28 August 2017

East Devon and the Jurassic coastline





                    Another visit to the East Devon area of England taking in the coastal towns of
                   Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton  and the River Exe estuary up to Topsham.


                                                                  
"Otter River Estuary"- Acrylic on canvas-  20"x20"
 
 
                                                                     
 
 
Low tide on the Exe estuary
 
 
 
 
 
"Sea stacks" on the Jurassic coast
 
Cormorants nesting on the clifftops
 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Hot sun at Koutouloufari








                      With the temperature reaching thirty degrees in the middle of the day on my recent
                       trip to Crete the landscape came alive with vivid colours. This is a painting from
                      images I made walking from the village of Koutouloufari to the old town of     
                      Hersonnissos .

                                                                                                                              
                                                                   
 
"Hot sun at Koutouloufari"- Acrylic on paper 10"x 10"
 

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

3 New paintings





                         I've produced three new paintings from the recent trips to Greece and
                         France.


 
"View from Piskopiano Crete" - Acrylic on canvas 8"x8"
 
 
 
"Koutouloufari Palm" - Acrylic on canvas 8"x8"
 
 
"Brittany shoreline"- Acrylic on canvas 8"x8"