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15 Oct Clowns

Why Clowns? I really don’t know. As a child I remember seeing clowns. There were travelling circus in the UK and, when the circus came to town, my parents would take me to see the show. Although, being young, my memories of the whole experience I’d...

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23 Mar Mumbo-Jumbo

OK, I admit it. I agree with you whole-heartedly. This painting is unconventional, unorthodox and, without doubt, eccentric. Despite that, I rather like it. I did, after all, put paint to canvas to create it. In my never-ending search for inspiration I uncovered a photograph of a...

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05 Dec Love Never Dies

OK, the painting on the previous page I called - ‘Beguiled, Bedazzled, Betrayed.’ The one in front of you is the follow up which continues with a similar theme and subject matter.To be honest, I quite like this unorthodox stuff because it‘s bizarre, unconventional and, hopefully,...

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23 Oct Beguiled, Bedazzled, Betrayed

I’ve always liked photorealist and hyperrealist artworks. I remember, fairly early on in my creative career, being impressed by the work of American painters Richard Estes, Charles Bell and Ralph Goings.  Today we’ve got Eloy Morales, Roberto Bernadi, Franco Clun and a host of others...

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09 May Eats Meets West

I never imagined I’d end up painting pictures. I do know that if I was devoid of talent I simply wouldn’t carry on with it and thereby saveon all those paints, brushes and canvas. I always paint stuff that engages me. Things that have a narrative, a...

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25 Feb The Lovers

How are ideas conceived? Where does inspiration spring from? Well the idea and inspiration for this painting, ‘The Lovers’ I owe to a work entitled ‘The Wedded’ painted in 1882 by Lord Fredric Leighton (1830 - 1896). Leighton’s grandfather was principal physician to the Russian royal family....

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22 Nov Somewhere in the Great Outdoors

I know, I thought, I’ll do a landscape! People like landscapes. They’re commercial. And punters are more likely to buy landscapes because, as the English would say, ‘they go with the wallpaper.’ Or, maybe, the ‘curtains.’ I don’t generally paint landscapes. Although I have a genuine liking...

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20 Aug Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Have you ever used the term - higgledy piggledy? Well that’s what sprang to mind when I was thinking about how to best describe my creative approach, my methodology. If I were asked to explain how I go about collating the ideas for each new painting ‘higgledy...

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06 Jun In The Lap of The Gods

This is the third in a series of three paintings all of which centred and subsequently evolved around images of ancient ruins. The original visuals were researched and found online but I only use them as reference, as a starting point. And I never know where...

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