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- I am featured in the current Made lifestyle magazine (Mar-Apr edition) - about my work as a painter and sculptor. Very grateful to 'The Team' at @madeinn_ for including me.This Oxford painting was also sold for me (some years ago) by the @wrengallery in Burford ... 'Tom Tower of Christ Church College, from Pembroke Square'And another of my Oxford paintings (from 2014-15) that sold at @claremontart (and again there are prints on my Etsy shop).Here is another of my Oxford paintings from 2012-13 - as I wrote at the time, "I had been searching for a way to paint Magdalen College ever since I arrived in Oxford, but the busy and wide road in front of the main facade didn't make me feel very optimistic I would find a composition that worked for me. I found my view point unexpectedly as I was walking up the main road towards Magdalen Tower one late afternoon in winter. The tall gatepost terminating a run of low walling suddenly presented itself as a counterpoint to the upright of the Tower and a third dark upright in the form of a tree."Looking again at my early Oxford paintings is instilling a sense of nostalgia for early visits. This work, from 2012, was my first impression of Oxford - the first point of entering into the city. I was interested in the concept of bridges transposing one’s perceived experience from the ordinary to the otherworldliness of Oxford. The repetition of urn-like parapet supports leads the viewer to a Narnia-like streetlamp under a veil of bared branches drawn through the sky, with Magdalen Tower only faintly seen in the background, hinting at what is to come.
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Compositionally here, in this final Staithes view, my primary interest was in the dynamic procession of post and rail, springing diagonally from the foreground and branching off in the distance of the painting. The starkness I found came in part … Continue reading
This Staithes painting revolves around the footbridge over the Beck and in particular, the upright form of its nearside buttress. A bright and briskly sunny day enhanced the shadows and highlighted the roughly textured courses of masonry and cobbles. This … Continue reading
I enjoyed playing with the complimenting colours of blues and oranges in this composition. The foreground boat, held in suspension by its web of moorings, set the key hue of orange, tints of which are echoed in the silted estuary, … Continue reading