Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Allotments series

 Allotments from the air (no. 3) 45x45 cm ,acrylic on board . 2012. Sold

Here's the third painting in the allotments series, variations on a theme about different land use on a grid of identical allotment plots.  Flat use of colour and glazes lets abstraction take over the painting from the very start. My aerial photo , taken from a helicopter last year is little more than a starting point and a reference when needed.
This series looks back in some ways to my paintings in the late 1990s about large ships hulls in Falmouth harbour , where I used the marks and colour grades on the hulls to create paintings which had some elements of landscape.
Blue Ridge 2 , 70 x 110 cm , acrylic on canvas. Painted in 1997.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

my paintings in Norway

A couple of my Paintings and one by Nick Williams at  Jorunn's house in Bergen, Norway. Memories from her time living in Cornwall.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

My work going up yesterday at the Affordable art fair in Battersea , with Sarah of Cornwall Contemporary gallery.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Affordable Art fairs London

 I'll be showing work at both the London Affordable Art Fairs , Battersea and Hampstead in late october. The AAF is using my paintings for pr in the shows - I'll never turn down a bit of free publicity ! One of the paintings is here -

 And another is in this months Art of England magazine advertising the two London art fairs.
Cornish headland, 100x100 cm

Monday, 27 August 2012

london show opening

Had a great show in London's east end last month. Interesting area with loads of retro shops and good cafes. The show went well with good interest and sales, especially in the London aerial view paintings. Thanks to Jamesons whisky for arranging the cocktail bar on thursday night which helped keep the gallery and street outside full !

Neil , Sarah and me on the thursday night opening

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Exhibition in London next week

Jubilee flotilla by HMS Belfast , 30x30 cm ,acrylic on board. sold

Albert bridge,Chelsea ,30x30cm ,acrylic on board. sold

                                           Tower bridge , 40x40 cm, acrylic on board. sold

These are my last three paintings for the 'Cornwall and London from above ' ,a week long exhibition which opens next tuesday ( official opening tuesday evening) . It will be at the Gallery in Redchurch Street, Hoxton . For more details see

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

London allotments paintings

 On the way to central London we passed over these allotments in Beckenham, which was the starting point for these paintings based on the order and grids; but also the customisation and randomness of peoples' allotments. Its a composition that could lead to some very abstract and surprisingly spacious paintings depending on how far I decide to take the ideas. I've just scratched the surface really at the moment.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Jubilee flotilla

 Last weeks jubilee flotilla was a great opportunity to get some more aerial view compositions of the Thames. So I stood in front of the tv, camera poised to get some good photos ,and here are some of the results. I'm sure these will inform some interesting paintings ;modern day Canaletto's I'm not so sure...

 We had a little party on our street which went from 2pm to 11pm so the neighbours were pretty merry by the end !

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

New London paintings

Houseboats near Chelsea bridge ,acrylic and collage 45x45 cm

Some recent London paintings which are nearing completion - for my two man show with Neil in London in the first week of July. The aerial view photos I'm working from are pretty complex so I'm sticking to the river to give the paintings a breathing space or an open area in contrast to the mass of buildings. Having said that my next new painting will be of London allotments from directly above !

Canary wharf and the Millenium dome, acrylic 45x45 cm

Westminster bridge ( with Big Ben's shadow) acrylic 45x45 cm

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Cornwall and London from above

 I visited the gallery today to take some photos before the show ends in a few days. General concensus is its been a very well recieved and succesful exhibition so Neil, Sarah and I are all very happy with how its gone. I was especially surprised how much interest there was in my London paintings; and I will naturally be painting more of them for the London show in July (I'm working on one of Westminster bridge and Parliament at the moment ).

Some of Neil's work
  Gallery director Sarah                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Tess having a look round

Art critic from the Cornishman ,Frank Rhurmund

What all exhibiting artists like to see - the magic red dots.