Location: United Kingdom
I simply record the colour and the 'feel' as accurately and as honestly as I can, from my point of view: getting down on canvas or paper how exactly the moment seemed to my senses, especially visually, has an urgency in it that sometimes excludes the need for an accurate line depiction. When faced with a bright blue light which is hitting the trees in the foreground, turning the leaves pink and transforming known objects into brightly lit 'spots' of light, unrecognizable, how wondrous nature is. I do like to follow an accurate underdrawing... but sometimes... usually actually.... nature and light move and change shape.. so this method can prove redundant, unless I'm painting a still life, indoors, still and unchanging.
Various exhibitions, commissions, awards and sales over the last 3 decades have endured I'm dedicated to my work.
Please enjoy my work, it is colourful and a bit like eye candy.
THE BASIS OF MY WORK IS IN NATURE. IT HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER AN ARTIST, AND IS ALWAYS THERE FOR REFERENCE! MY COLOUR GOES OVERBOARD MOST OF THE TIME....... THIS IS NOT DELIBERATE, JUST SEEMS TO HAPPEN. I LIKE TO 'NOTICE' A WORK ON A WALL WHEN I ENTER A ROOM AND SO IT MUST CHIME OUT WITH ATTENTION GRABBING COLOUR. THATS JUST ME. SO MOST IN THIS PORTFOLIO ARE NOT BROWN OR BEIGE.
SPRING AND COLOUR IS ABOUNDING HERE IN BOTSWANA AFRICA, INSECTS AND FLORA FILLING EVERY SPACE. WHAT MAKES THE COLOUR IS THE SUN AND THE LONGED-FOR RAIN. WHEN IT RAINS IT CAN BE TORRENTIAL. THIS IS PAINTED ON STRETCHED CANVAS, WITH LUMO ACRYLICS AND A TOUCH OF WATERCOLOUR TO TONE DOWN IN PLACES. ITS 76 X 48 CM.
A LARGISH OIL PAINTING, RICH IN BLUES AND GREENS... WITH BEES IN THE FOREGROUND. THE DAY IS VERY HOT, AND THIS WOODLAND COPSE BRINGS A FEELING OF COOLNESS AND CALMNESS.
A GANG OF FLOWERS HAPPILY BEND THEIR HEADS IN THE SPRING BREEZE. I HAVEN'T PAINTED THEM IN DETAIL, JUST THE FEEL AND THE COLOUR. A BEE IS LOOKING FOR A LANDING. ACRYLIC ON PAPER
A LARGE ACRYLIC ON PAPER, 77X57CM, DEPICTING A MORNING HERE IN BOTSWANA. THE HARD GRANITE WAS NOT ONLY SOFTENED BY THE CHILL WINTER SKY, BUT DARKENED. THE ACACIA TREE BROKE THE SKYLINE.
LAYER UPON LAYER OF BRIGHT WATERCOLOUR PAINT, TAKING DAYS.. CREATING A LIVING MOVING EFFECT OF THE SAND. THE PINK REPRESENTS THE BLEACHED EVERLASTING COLOUR OF THE LANDSCAPE, WITH DESERT FLOWERS SOFTENING THE EFFECT. A LARGE WATERCOLOUR ON HEAVY PAPER.
ANOTHER OIL PAINTING... WHAT THE BUSH LOOKS LIKE AROUND THE SOUTHERN PART OF BOTSWANA, THE ACACIA TREES, ALOES, ETC. BEES AS USUAL! ITS MEDIUM TO LARGE.
I KEPT AN IMAGE IN MY MIND OF , I THINK, A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER IMMERSED IN A RATHER IRATE CONVERSATION IN A CAFE, OVER CAKE AND TEA. I BROUGHT THE IMAGE TO THE CANVAS IN MY USUAL BRIGHT WAY, WITH A FERN BREAKING UP THE BACKGROUND, AND BRIGHT YELLOW LIGHT. THERE ARE IRISES AND LEMONS ON THE TABLE. ITS A LARGE OIL PAINTING.
A FAIRLY LARGE ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOUR. LAYERING WITH SILVER AND BLUE GAVE THIS PIECE QUITE A SEASPRAY FEELING. 63X84
SMALL SQUARE ACRYLIC PAINTING. BRIGHT SHAPES, AND THE FEEL OF WATER. 12 X 12 INCHES
A LARGISH LUMO ACRYLIC PIECE. COLOUR, ELEPHANTS AND NATURE BRING THIS PIECE INTO BEING. VERY BRIGHT, STUNNING. 76X57CM
FLOWERS, BROUGHT TO LIFE IN AN EXPRESSIONIST WAY, BLUE BEING THE DOMINANT COLOUR HERE. ACRYLIC DOING IT ALL, WITH TOUCHES OF MARKER. ON PAPER
BRIGHT, ALTHOUGH WITH THE SOMBRE SPARROWS BEING BROWN, THIS PIECE IS UNUSUAL AND TRUE TO HOW I FELT. ACRLYIC ON PAPER