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This portrait took 3 hours to draw, from life during my time at the historic “Academie de la Grande Chaumiere” in Paris. It was later exhibited there, and is on pure white paper. It is on A3 sized paper
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.
I sat with the family in an outdoor cafe, sketching this beautiful old bridge, while the swans meandered underneath. This original pencil drawing is on off-white paper.
This oil painting on canvas is done using a traditional technique called glazing. Favoured by Leonardo, Van Eyck, and many others, glazing is a great way to show light catching the folds in intensely coloured fabric. I love the slightly abstract nature of crumpled fabric or paper, contrasted with a familiar, unremark piece of string. The glossy rich black background sets the fabric off, with a slightly surreal intensity. The painted area is 43x34 cm. Professionally set in a solid wood frame, this would look amazing with a spotlight to bring out the radiance of the intense blue fabric. See the video for a step-by-step demonstration of this painting being made.
I sat in a cafe alongside this historic, sundrenched square… the ink and watercolour dried quickly in the heat.
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.
This original oil painting was done as a study of eyes, looking at structure and reflection. It has turned out to be a strikingly eyecatching (!) piece, which looks great on the wall. Painted on canvas wrapped round a wooden frame, suitable for hanging as it is.
Graphite pencil drawing
Graphite pencil drawing on white A3 sketchpad paper
Prawns are one of my favourite subjects - I love their tentacles, legs, eyes, and colours. Original oil painting on canvas wrapped round a wooden frame.
Original oil painting, professionally framed.
12x8” excluding frame
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 original oil painting was done from life - a nest found at the bottom of a pine tree in France, lined with feathers and the shells of hatched eggs. On canvas wrapped round a wooden frame, the painted image continues along the side edges.
Graphite pencil drawing from life
Graphite pencil drawing
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.
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.
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 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 linocut is hand printed by the artist as a limited edition of 40. It is available unframed, or framed in a simple black solid wood frame.
This linocut is hand printed as a limited edition of 33. Please note it is pure lamp black on pure white paper, my photography skills don’t stretch to this challenge!
This linocut is hand printed as a limited edition of 32
This linocut is hand printed by the artist as a limited edition of 33. It is available unframed, or framed in a simple black solid wood frame.
This is a sheet of very simple studies painted in ink, showing a shell collection from a beach where we made many happy memories. I love painting in this format, showing shells and other collected objects, to represent a ‘special place’. Professionally framed in a solid wood frame.
These lemons are sitting on my favourite seersucker picnic tablecloth… pass the G&T!
Oil pastel and ink
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.
I love the shadows that camels make in the sand.
Professionally framed ink drawing.
I had to get up very early to catch these camels, coming back from morning training in Al Ain.
Professionally framed ink drawing.