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25 Jun The Quest for Eternity

Many years ago, in my illustrious career, I had a graphic-design studio in Wardour Street, in London’s Soho. For decades Wardour Street was the epicentre for all things celluloid and cinema. Jubilee Graphics was at No. 101. It was set up and financed by John Reid...

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12 May The Pillars Of Wisdom

The idea for this work is a memory from some while ago. In 2014 I visited Vietnam and stayed in both Saigon and Hanoi as well as Halong Bay. My time in The Bay was fine but the weather was dull and overcast. As were my...

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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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22 Jan Bush Tucker

Trichoglossus moluccanus, as everybody knows, is latin for rainbow lorikeet. I see them flying and careering about in the trees outside my studio, being really bloody noisy. I know I thought, what could be more Australian than a painting of a parrot. So I nailedthis...

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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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