It is difficult to express into words how difficult it was to access this viewpoint. Officially fenced off, this barrier is nothing compared to the struggle through the overgrowth necessary to reach the lakeside view. Wildlife was abundant and sounded almost tropical. I was badly bitten on both both hands by what looked like mosquitoes…Details
Goring Lock again but in overcast conditions (painted 10″ x 12″)
The dull condition allowed provided a less pressured timescale compared with
the one I painted in bright sunlight.
(July/August 2015 size 24″ x 20 “)
The Pond at Hampstead Heath
This picture was painted in two sessions
(16″ x 20 ” completed on 9th July 2015)
Early morning Walton Place, Knightsbridge (12″ x 10″)
I painted this over two sessions early one morning when none was around. This is the first time I have managed to get a parking spot tight outside Harrods. I have passed the street many times and always fancied painting it and now I have.
Kenwood House Garden Side 10″ x 12″ This picture was painted in two stages and I made sure the weather and time was identical. I waited for about an hour on the second sitting hoping that someone would sit on one of the benches as with no figures and compositionally it was looking like an…Details
Kenwood House from the Lake Side (10″ x 12″ unframed size) This painting was completed during the third week of April during a week of clear blue skies and temperatures around 16c. Although Kenwood house is painted a brilliant white it is rarely visible as such as it reflects the surrounding light and colours. On…Details
This is the tow path in Little Venice and it was my entry for the Pintar Rapido competition this year. I did not win the competition but sold the painting. The painting had to be completed in one day. The painting is 20″ x 24″ unframed (SOLD)
Peonies, Hydrangeas and Eucolyptus (24″ x 20″ unframed size). (NOT FOR SALE) I had never given floral painting much thought until I was introduced to the paintings by the French artist Henri Fantin Latour. This was 15 years ago when I was commissioned by an American client to copy two from the originals in the…Details
Rosslyn Hill Hampstead (24″ x 20″) £950.00 (framed) This painting was started the week after the smaller 10″ x 12″ version and involved two sessions on site followed with a little tweaking in the studio. I have tried to maintain the spontaneity of the smaller painting but introduced a little more detail. It was only…Details
The Petroleum Plant Elefsima Athens 12″ x 10″ unframed size Sounding a little bit like a medical condition, Elefsina is an industrial suburb of Athens and I should not think it is high on anyones holiday itinerary. I stayed there a week ago with friends and found it to be a delightful working town and…Details