Original prints and paintings
My abstracts are rarely completely made up, but often a response to some drawings or collage studies that I have done from an actual subject. For example I used some of my collages done from “aerial views” of London, from the top of The Shard, to create abstracts from.
My Landscapes are my emotional and physical response to the elements in the landscape, such as the shapes and colours of the hills, valleys, trees, and sky combined with the transitory elements, such as the weather, temperature, wind, rain, and sometimes even the sun.
My Seascapes are usually based on the intersection between the sea, land or sky. Usually but not always they are based, on the man-made structures at this intersection such as the harbours which are used to protect boats and people from the raw power of the sea.
As a lifelong swimmer and ex-water polo player, bodies of water that are suitable for swimming in are inspirational to me. For example the sea pools in Bude and Penzance, or the glorious beaches of Ithaka and Menorca.
In fact any swimming pool is a serious passion, plus of course lakes, rivers and the sea even if they are not suitable for swimming in.
The beautiful light, sea, sand and harbours give you extraordinary scenery. Add to this the very variable weather, and these views are in perpetual motion.
I have spent many hours in Cornwall drawing and painting; St Ives, Port Isaac, Porthleven, Charlestown, and other Cornish towns, often under the excellent tutelage of Artist Ashley Hanson, who, runs “Freedom in Painting” courses.
My parents lived on the Spanish island of Menorca for many years. With its glorious rocky landscape, turquoise sea and beaches, it provides me with endless sources of inspiration.
I have been very lucky to visit the magical Greek island of Ithaka with a group of artists a number of times to draw, paint and swim in the sea. I have also made several artistic trips to Tuscany.
Drawing is a skill that doesn’t come completely naturally to me, and I rarely draw or paint in a representational manner, however, after discovering the exquisite colours of Unison pastels on coloured ground, the figure has become much more appealing.
Most of the work in this category is based on subjects in and around Aylesbury, plus some of my early work from a number of years ago. I have been painting for just over 30 years, albeit mostly part-time, due to having to work full-time, however, since the end of 2020 I find myself in the very enviable position of being able to paint full-time.
Fine Art quality reproduction prints of my original art work, with maximum editions of 25.