Archive

16 Apr Daydream Believer

A daydream is often described in psychological terms as mind-wandering and self-reflection. I think that‘s a reasonable hypothesis. And it goes some way to explain the choice of imagery I’ve used in this work which, without realising at the time, is about self-reflection. I’ve called it -...

Read More

16 Feb Chemistry Lessons

Relationships! We’ve all been or are in one. We’ve all experienced one. And let’s not forget the relationship you have with yourself. Whether it be as members of society, as family members, as work colleagues or in gender-based, sexual relationships we all react and interact with each other....

Read More

15 Dec Gods, Myths and Mortals

I’ve always liked the Pre-raphaelites. That group of painters who, at the turn of the last century, broke the mould and broke with tradition, yet achieved critical acclaim. More importantly I liked their subject matter which, as painter-story-tellers, brought the mythology of the ancient world to...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More