Recent Paintings

 

The Bathers £2700

Damona and her Daughters

Splitting The Water £1850

Splitting the Water

19.03.2021 PXL (2)

 

Diana and Actaeon     

I Rode on Easily Through a Chilly, Friendly Road.

In Pursuit of Spring

In 1913 the poet, Edward Thomas cycled from North London to Somerset.

As Edward approached the moors he found that ‘the road was visible most dimly and was like a pale mist at an uncertain distance.‘ Throughout Thomas appeared to enjoy the fleeting and often skewed impressions experienced when cycling (at a good pace).  My cyclist encounters this mist.

Edward reached West Quantoxhead , his final destination on the 28th of March

Figure on a light grey linen chair reduced size copy

White Grey Linen Chair

pigment, acrylic and gold leaf on paper

My morning begins with a walk before I go to the studio, out of the village and along the Alham, a shallow river less than 10 miles long, lying in a green Somerset valley. I don’t draw from life but the walk and the time for thinking it allows offer a starting point.

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Hornbeam

The Harbour Wall reduced size copy

Harbour Wall

Morning Light reduced size

Morning Light

Diana and Actaeon reduced size

Diana and Actaeon   60 x 117 cms

 

The Huntress

The Huntress  –  detail

Juno in the Green House 20 x 14 cm

Juno   20 x 14 cms

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just finished this painting  – I stretched a sheet of heavy watercolour paper on to a board, the paint is a mixture of dry pigments, N&W artists acrylics and Kremer acrylic gels

five-fisherwomen

Five Fisherwomen    80 x 90 cms

 

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The Dry Hill Track to the Alham

The Dry Hill Track to the Alham is a walk imagined. Memory can be insistent and not always accurate but I like the painter Hughie O’Donoghue’s idea that ‘it is always true, it tries to represent the truth as it is felt.’

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