Tuesday, 23 August 2011

collectors' house USA

Like most artists I often wonder where my paintings end up. In who's house, where, and hung next to which other artists' work ? I'll never know for the majority of my paintings as galleries don't give me the buyers addresses, but here is the five storey town house of a couple from Philidephia, USA who have collected quite a few of my paintings over the last 11 years. My work can be seen in all of these photos. I am happy to be hung in this house . My daughter wants to live in this house ....and I don't blame her .

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Beach paintings

On the beach, Carbis Bay. 100x100 cm.

Living at a summer holiday resort with a great beach has finally rubbed off on me, and I have felt compelled to work on some beach paintings. I have enjoyed painting the beach umberellas with their graphic patterns, and painting people under them has been a natural progression - although I am more well known for the absolute abscence of people in my paintings ! But the way I'm putting people in isn't like a portrait , they are just a human part of the landscape in my eyes. My long suffering partner Tracey has been roped in as a model - bless 'er - I haven't drawn from the figure since life classes six years ago.

Study for above painting

Beach from above, St Ives. 61x30 cm

St Ives. 25x25 cm.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Been down the allotments again....

Here are a couple more paintings from one of my ongoing painting obsessions at the moment - allotments. Must be something about the order and the chaos. I love everyone's homemade structures, echoing the protectiveness the growers have for their precious crops. Allotments are happy social places too; pride and enjoyment of growing food and eating it at the same time.

Top - Allotments, 30x30 cm. Above - Allotments near Phillack, 30x30 cm.

Drawing for Allotments near Phillack