Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Olive grove Crete






                         A new painting from my time on Crete of an olive grove in the hot sun.


                                                                     
 

                                   Olive grove at Koutouloufari - Acrylic on canvas 20"x 20"

Thursday, 6 July 2017

44 AD Gallery




                       An opportunity to exhibit my work at the 44AD gallery in Bath ,England.
                      As an associate member of the gallery this is a chance to present my paintings
                      and talk about my working methods to a group of fellow associates and resident
                      studio artists who are able to provide feedback. Along with fellow associate Jo
                     Barber we were able to display two contrasting styles of work.
                     Thanks to Katie O'Brien for her help as always.
                                                
                                                                  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was able to display some small sketchbooks
and a selection of life drawings.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Artist statement audio recording

video
 
A recent interview regarding my work for an arts trail gives a brief description of my working methods.
 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Mount Pyrgias








                        Koutouloufari in Northern Crete is a village of approximately 600 residents, it is situated at the foot of Mount Pyrgias. I drew and photographed this impressive landmark many times and here are two works based on those images.


                                            

                                     Mt. Pyrgias with palm - Mixed media on paper  10"x10"

                                                                                 
 
Mt. Pyrgias with agave - Mixed media on paper  10" x 10"
 
 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Greek village street photography




                        Some images of the street life in the Greek villages of Northern Crete.


                                                                        


                                                                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Koutouloufari




                  To the Greek island of Crete and a stay in the small village of Koutouloufari,that along with the adjoining villages of Piskipiano and the "old town" of  Hersonissos overlook the bay of Hersonissos on the North coast of Crete.
                  Some sketchbook drawings and photographs reveal a very "Cretan" way of life.


                                       

                                                                                 
 
 
   
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                     "Koutouloufari"             "Olive grove"                              
 
Some "rough cuts" in preparation for some acrylic paintings
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 1 June 2017

St. Malo landscape






               Working from the photographs/sketches and notes from the recent Brittany trip ,I've produced a semi - abstract painting that encapsulates the "feel" of the coastal port of St. Malo and its surrounds.


                                              

                                 "St. Malo - panoramique " - Acrylic on canvas  20" x 8"