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White Horizon No.2

White Horizon No.2

This is the 2nd painting in a triptych using a white horizon as a point of interest....

White Horizon No.1

White Horizon No.1

This painting, oil on board, is one of three images linked by the title White Horizon. The painting has changed over time and has moved from showing two figures to one....

Pink Sky Behind the Lighthouse

Living in London can sometimes give you a very urban experience and nature and a sense of the land can feel distant. Coming from Newcastle the north east coast offers an opportunity to stand at the water's edge and feel the elements up close, the...

Red Line Above the Water

I've recently embarked on a set of about 20 small paintings where sky, sea and land divide each painting into 3 zones. This will be an exercise in colour and also discipline where I limit  myself to a strict theme of using the 3 zones...

Two Stand in the Water

It's often a difficult decision to know when a painting is finished. It is often an intuitive moment which brings the need to continue 'digging out' the work to an end and let the painting settle into itself. This painting took shape fairly quickly and...

Boy in the Water

No.1No.2No.3No.4No.5These 5 images are the early chronologies of my new painting 'Boy in the Water' which show how a painting not only develops but changes, sometimes massively and can bear no resemblance to its beginning. A painting often takes on a life of its own...

Birds on Tiles 2012

These birds are painted on 5cm sq. white ceramic tiles and I made them to give as Xmas presents to friends....

Girl in the Yellow Skirt 2015

This painting began life as a very different image and while making a series of 'beach' paintings this summer I painted over most of it. The only part of the painting I didn't paint over was the girl in the yellow skirt. The girl on...