Category Archives: Seascapes

Wells-next-the-Sea

I was delighted to learn that this work has been shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize and will be in the ‘Exhibition of Shortlisted Works’ at this year’s Holt Festival (22–30 July at the Auden Theatre in Holt). … Continue reading

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Sketches of Wells-next-the-Sea

Here is another painting composition I have been working on in my Norfolk series. This side of The Quay at Wells tends to be dominated by The Granary. Its gantry creates a striking cantilevered form with delicate supporting girders tracing … Continue reading

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Sketches of Wells-next-the-Sea

This morning I started exploring some compositions for a painting I want to make of Wells in Norfolk. In this sketch I’ve been working in watercolour.     Several sketches later, this feels like a more interesting perspective from which … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden Gallery

Very happy to have work in the Spring Group Show of the Saffron Walden Gallery – from today to 31 May. Here is one of the paintings – a view of ‘Polperro Harbour from Roman Bridge’. The colour in it is cool, … Continue reading

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‘Town Portraits’

I’m busy feverishly painting and preparing for our open studio event this weekend (23-25 May). It’s a lovely occasion for me as I really enjoy meeting visitors, friends and customers old and new. It’s good to be joined again by … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 4

The final Porthleven painting in this series is a view from Institute Hill. The Indian Yellow sun bounces and rebounds off natural stone and whitewash alike. The shadows of the lane take on the warm hues of the sky. Sunlight … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 3

The slipway at Porthleven harbour is a favourite viewpoint. In this version, I like the way the shadow on the slipway, thrown by the railings, draws the viewer down into the harbour and out past the lazy upturned dinghys basking … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 2

For this second Porthleven painting, what initially drew me to the view was the combination of the iron strut straddling the harbour wall and the dynamic top line of the wall sweeping around the harbour towards the Ship Inn. The wall … Continue reading

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New Porthleven Paintings 1

I’ve been working on a series of paintings of Porthleven. In this composition my eye was caught by activity on one of the harbour walls. I like the way these walls traverse and interrupt the inconstant waters of the harbour, the cross … Continue reading

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Affordable Art Fair 2

Here are two more paintings completed for the Affordable Art Fair’s Wren Gallery stand. In these Cornish works, the high sun illuminates the atmosphere in both, but the shadows are orchestrated differently according to the lay of their respective coastlines.  St Ives … Continue reading

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