Have a look at some new paintings exhibiting in the ‘Hidden depths show’ at the Byre Gallery.
‘Wind and salt’ – oil on canvas board – painting size 12.5cm x 18cm. Framed. £225
White water – painting size 30cm x 30cm – Oil on canvas. Framed. £355
‘Sea pinks’ – oil on canvas board – painting size 12.5cm x 18cm. SOLD Framed. £225
I’m very excited to be exhibiting with the Byre Gallery this Spring
Getting my teeth stuck into some still life and landscape paintings.
Here is a…taster.
‘Pomegranite’ – 40cm x 40cm oil on board. See more in Still life
Cliff Park field – 25cm x 40cm – oil on board. See more in Landscape
‘Avocado’ I – 25cm x 30cm – oil on board. See more in Still life.
‘Dancing sky’ – 60cm x 60cm – oil on canvas – £770
When I’m painting the sky, it’s moving all the time, changing light, changing colour, changing form. Here, I’m just trying to capture that energy.
‘Sea pink’ – 30cm x 30cm oil on canvas – £295
I had great fun with this, it came from a sketch done whilst walking along the Cornish coast. Working from that sketch when I got home liberated the painting from having to ‘be’ the right colour.
Sea green – 30cm x 60cm – oil on canvas – £550 – SOLD from The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall
The view from Falmouth towards St. Antony’s head lighthouse. Playing with colour.
‘And the sun comes’ 5 inches x 7 inches – oil on canvas board
I’ve been painting the skies recently, aswell as the sea, and it’s been great fun playing with colours and brushstrokes. I like making these little studies, as they encourage experimentation.
‘Cloud study’ – 7 inches by 5 inches – oil on canvas board. These small works also make plein air painting more user friendly.
‘Night watch’ 7 inches x 5 inches – oil on canvas board. Titled so because when sailing through the night and the sun goes down, the colours of the sea and the sky can do some quite surprising things. The whole lot is moving and changing all the time.
Just about to deliver 34 paintings to Fowey River Gallery for my solo exhibition showing from 8th April – 23rd April 2017.
It’s been really fantastic making a large body of work, translating thoughts of and visions of Cornwall and sailing adventures beyond.
Leaving harbour – 60cm x 60cm oil on canvas – £765
Leaving Fowey harbour in last year’s Pilot Cutter review, sailing on the Johanna Lucretia
Late in the day – 30cm x 30cm oil on canvas – £295 – SOLD
Rafted up together in Fowey, Pilot Cutters, the night before the race to Falmouth
Anchorage, Borgvig Glacier, Greenland – oil on canvas – £1250
In the August of 2016 my partner and I were lucky enough to crew on the Aegle on a sailing trip in Greenland. An amazing, vast, beautiful, wonderful and vulnerable landscape, and an unforgettable adventure.
These black and white artworks have all come from recent walks along the Cornish coast with my sketchbook. As a painter, lines and mark-making are usually confined to my sketches, but cutting into the lino board I’ve been having a great time using them to try to capture the energy of the sea and sky, and the different characters at the edges of Cornwall.
Cliff walk – Limited edition lino print – 15cm x 20cm
On the beach – Limited edition lino print – 20cm x 15cm
In the creek – limited edition lino print – 15cm x 20cm
At the start of this year I wanted to take a fresh look at things, to liberate the colour within my work.
These are some of the first paintings that have come from that impetus. I am always inspired by the colours around me, even on a rainy day they can be far more dynamic to the naked eye, than on any photograph that I try to take.
I wanted to make these colours dance on the canvas, the three paintings below are from my winter walks along the Cornish coast.
It is not about replicating the beauty of nature, but about trying to respond to it.
Sky and sea – oil on canvas – 40cm x 40cm – £475 – SOLD
Currently exhibiting at The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall
From the cliff – oil on canvas – 50cm x 50cm – £595
Wave – oil on canvas – 40cm x 40cm – £475
I am very pleased to say that I have a new exhibition coming up at The Fowey River Gallery, Cornwall from 26th March – 9th April 2016
I’ve had a wonderful time exploring and sketching some of the beautiful coastline around Fowey and then putting together this body of work, which features traditional sailing boats in and around the Fowey estuary, as well as local coves and beaches.
On the Hall Walk – 40cm x 40cm – oil on canvas – £475 SOLD
Readymoney – 50cm x 50cm – oil on canvas – £595 SOLD
Fleet and setting sun – 50cm x 100cm – oil on canvas – £985
Evening, Pilot Cutters – 70cm x 70cm – oil on canvas – £935 SOLD
Avocado suite – 12.5cm x 17.5cm – oil on canvas board
Since the twentieth century there have been numerous paintings inspired by the private devotions of bathers, this one is ‘after’ Pierre Bonnard. You can’t contemplate in a shower, but you can in a bath, and I like the idea of someone doing just that, despite surroundings, despite the luminous bathroom suite.
For more images, click on ‘The figure’
Red flower I – 12.5cm x 17.5cm – oil on canvas board
This is an impasto work, with more emphasis on colour and texture, rather than form, and so the picture takes on an abstract feel. For this I made my own encaustic paint, mixing dry pigments with a paste made of melted beeswax and turpentine. Tube oil paints are something I could never do without, but being part of the whole process, from colour, to paint, to painting, is really satisfying. And also long-winded, no wonder artists took on assistants.
For more images, click on ‘interior and space’
‘Couple’ – Rosevine – 30cm x 30cm – oil on canvas
I love time on the beach in Cornwall, Spring, summer, winter – sunny day or stormy, it’s always a place to inspire.
The sand tells stories of where people have walked, where children have played, and dogs have swam. These two paintings are from sketches made on the Roseland, at the beautifully named beach of Rosevine. They remind me of how I spent a lovely stolen couple of hours.
‘On the beach’ – Rosevine – 30cm x 30cm – oil on canvas