Exhibition at Greens Restaurant - Click and collect over dinner!
After 3 years in Dubai, I have returned home with images of the camels, seafood and cafes of the Persian Gulf. Now happily re-immersed in linocutting my way round Bristol, I am very fortunate to be able to hang work in one of my favourite restaurants.
Work can be purchased online (see below) and taken away from the restaurant. Alternatively you can collected from my studio in Cotham, or I can ship worldwide. All sold work is immediately replaced with new pieces.
If you have a beautiful hospitality space, and would be interested in displaying my original artwork, please contact me by email
I adore roses. These are fresh from my garden, their beautiful scent beyond description.
This simple original oil painting captures the light sparkling off the crystal rose-bowl, falling on petals, and reflecting on the polished table. The warm tones of the table and petals are suggested by loose ‘alla prima’ brushstrokes.
Painted on canvas wrapped round a wooden frame, this piece is ready to hang, or can be framed. Oil paintings are displayed at their best under a spotlight, to bring out the rich intensity of the colours. This painting can be viewed on display in Greens Restaurant, and is available to buy direct.
Octopi are fascinating, beautiful creatures, but also (unfortunately for them) delicious, and frequently on Greens’ menu. Original oil painting on canvas wrapped round a wooden frame.
This Framed oil painting on canvas was started from life, then finished at home after a delivery lorry parked between me and the bridge! This bridge, “The Arches” is a landmark on Gloucester Road, a street well-known for independent shops, and always bustling… full of cafes, charity shops, artsy shops, toy shops, at least 3 post offices, and many niche businesses. I have been across this junction on train, foot, and car for 30+ years. It punctuates my life, and is a reference point close to our house that, whilst in many ways non-descript, and infamous as a pollution blackspot, almost every Bristolian knows. Professionally framed in solid wood painted black.
Mushrooms are probably my all time favourite food. I love the earthy taste of Portobello mushrooms (stuffed or fried with butter and garlic, either is fine by me). These are sitting on the cover of my favourite hardback piano music compilation - that my family and I have bashed through for at least 50 years. The linen texture of the book seemed to fit with the matte skin of the mushrooms. This original oil painting is in a solid wood frame, and can be viewed in situ over delicious food in Greens Restaurant.
These are the basic ingredients with which I start most main courses. This signed original oil was painted from life, and is professionally framed in a solid wood frame.
This linocut is hand printed using 2 blocks, which takes forever… so a very limited edition of 10 is available. Featured in the Bristol Impressions calendar, as the image for January 2020.
This cheeky squirrel was stealing birdfood from our balcony. Drawn using ink and pencil, in a handmade solid wood frame, it is on display in Greens Restaurant, available for immediate collection.
Framed graphite pencil drawing. This group of pregnant females were in a camel farm on the outskirts of Dubai, where I spent many hot hours sketching in the shade. As this is a page from a sketchbook, the framer ‘floated’ the page between two sheets of glass, leaving the torn edge visible, surrounded by a solid wood frame.
The fishing harbour in Um Suqeim was just down the road from our Dubai house. Packed with boats and cafes, ideal for an ice cream or peanut butter milk shake after school. This was sketched from life, with the sun setting behind the boats, and jetskis for hire in the foreground. Professionally framed ink drawing, from life.
The Creekside Cafe is a great place to sketch, serving excellent coffee, mint lemonade, and overlooking Dubai’s old (still functional) port, in the middle of the textile souk. Massive wooden boats are loaded and unloaded on the opposite bank, the ones pictured here are restaurants. Framed ink drawing.
25x18cm plus frame.
This hand printed linocut is of my friend Kez, who took a ride when we went to visit the camel farm. As ex-racing camels, it wasn’t the customary beach experience: Kez had to sit right on the back like a jockey!
This is a reduction print, whereby the lino block is cut back progressively and overprinted, building up layers of colour from light to dark.
Limited edition of 10.