Friday, 5 December 2014

" El Rio"

       A new painting from notes/sketches made on Lanzarote from the area in the North of the island towards Graciosa. Acrylic on canvas.

"El  Rio" 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Drawn from Life 2

     Some pencil and wash drawings from a recent life class.


Thursday, 23 October 2014

Montana Del Fuego

      A painting from my recent trip to Lanzarote of the black lava fields that are all across the island as a result of the volcanic eruptions over  a period of six years from 1730 to 1736.

Montana  Del  Fuego

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Cesar Manrique on Lanzarote

 I've referenced the artist Cesar Manrique and his influence on the architectural and artistic legacy of the island of Lanzarote. His sculptures can be seen on traffic roundabouts and his graphics are part of everyday life,from tickets to museums ,to the logo for car hire firms.
His architectural work and collaborations bring an artistic dimension to a number of  tourist attractions such as the Timanfaya  National park, Cueva De Los Verdes and his own foundation at Tahiche. 


Museum interior
Restaurant area of the museum of Contemporary Art

Castillo De San Jose - home of the Museum of Contemporary Art designed by Manrique



Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Volcanic Island

A trip to the Canaries staying on the island of Lanzarote. The influence across the island of the artist Cesar Manrique, who lived here until his death in 1992, is prevelant in the architecture, sculpture and graphics seen everywhere. His former house is now the centre for the Manrique foundation and the island itself has a thriving arts scene especially in Teguise
Traditional musicians at Teguise
Flamenco at Teguise

Market stall at Teguise
Card game at  Arricefe


Sunday, 10 August 2014

Monet's water garden


                                  A couple of photographs from Monet's Water Garden.

Bamboo Forest



Pastels & Acrylics

 This set of drawings and paintings are pastels on paper and acrylic on card. The pastels inspired by the gardens at Giverny.

Leaving England  - Dover from the ferry 

Pastel on paper