03 Apr There Are No Easy Answers

So, what’s this all about? I, honestly, have absolutely no idea. I do plan my work extensively before putting paint to canvas. In this instance I chose the individual images because I liked them. Why? I have no idea. The image in the top right was originally...

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21 Feb Forbidden Fruit

I usually have little idea of how a painting is going to evolve before I start. In this instance I had both the yellow and blue tin-toy robots and the female is inspired by 1940’s American pin-up art (which I've always had a soft-spot for)....

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28 Aug 14.688°S,145.471°E

In the 1950’s Hans and Lotte Hass hosted a BBC series, filmed underwater in The Red Sea and The Great Barrier Reef. Back then it was in black and white, colour hadn’t arrived. As a child I was riveted, fascinated, spellbound! And their voice-over commentary was...

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14 Jun Oskar

This is Oskar. Or Oskie as he's affectionately known. He was around 28 and a half (if you believe the human calculation of canine ageing) when he was painted. We found him in a locked suitcase in a lost-property office. How he got in there and...

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19 May If You Go Into The Woods Today

I’m not a landscape painter but I do like landscape paintings. I remember my first visit to Mt. Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland. The dense, majestic rainforest is in stark contrast to the rolling-green fields of the UK landscape I had grown up with. Just...

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19 May Smile

I like the oddball. Comic strips from the 1950’s, saucy-seaside postcards, American pin-up art. So this is an amalgam of images, memories from childhood, places in the world I’ve visited, stuff I've simply liked and enjoyed along the way. However, the real inspiration for this was Hannah,...

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19 May Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

This was specifically executed for a ‘Small Scale’ art competition. No canvas with a width or depth, greater than 61 cms or 24 inches in old money! I suppose you'd call it a 'still life' and, if so, it's the second one I've painted and is...

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a pocket full of dreams

18 May A Pocket Full Of Dreams

This canvas took the longest to finish. I often find the resource and reference for my paintings in and around the home and garden. In this instance the landscaping pebbles down the right side were found in front of the laundry door exit....

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