Bauhaus-era artist Wassily Kandinsky wrote, a 100 years ago, that there is a piece of one’s inner self in every painting 
 —  and he was right !


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OSCILLATIONS Watercolour Jan 2020 Painting 12 x 12” approx. ( white box frame 20 x 20 “ ) £150 Inspired by Josef Albers who was originally a Bauhaus tutor, eventually teaching at Yale University in the USA where he got his students to experiment with colour using coloured paper as the colours would be more constant than paint. However I liked one of his exercises so much that I’ve used the idea for a watercolour painting. Thus the colours, shapes and layout are reminiscent of his exercise rather than a direct copy. Mounted in a white box frame.
BEACHED
Oil on canvas
23 x 17”
£80
This is an amalgam of ideas – a storm battered tree on the beach near Bembridge on the IoW and one of lots of boats seen over the years. Mounted in a narrow matt coco painted frame.
FRUIT SALAD
Oil on ALUMINIUM
16 x 16”
Black frame £120
I painted multi layers of thin oil paint on this aluminium panel and mounted it in a black frame – so looks pretty ok I reckon.
NEARLY READY TO ROLL
Watercolour
33 x 25 cms
Prints @ £40 mounted /unframed
A mate has been rebuilding his TRITON (Norton frame and Triumph engine) for years. it looks stunning and I can’t wait to hear it running!
THE ORANGERY AT HESTERCOMBE HOUSE
Watercolour
40 x 20 cms
£120 framed (available unframed/ offers!)
This view of the interior of the orangery is from a photograph that Chandos Art Society were given during lockdown. Framed with double mount
BEYOND THE OLD GATE
Pastel
52 x 74 cms
£95
SOMERSET INSPIRATION My morning walk frequently takes me along HIGHER BROOKS in Street where, until about three years ago there was a wonderful fancy old gate which fortunately I sketched and photographed before it was replaced and had been trying to figure out a composition ever since!
GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Watercolour
44.5 x 30.5 cms
£300
HARBOURSIDE
Oil on canvas
24 x 19”
£100
Inspired by the paintings of Sean Scully – but mine is considerably smaller than his, much cheaper and has added value with the shackled ropes ! I actually thought of it whilst sitting in a harbour ( tide out! ) sketching.
THE GREEK DELIVERY BIKE
Watercolour
Unframed Giclee prints 33.5 cms x 25 cms
£40
Framed original
62 x 48 cms
£200
I’m trying a looser style utilising beautiful brushes from Rosemary & Co along with Daniel Smith’s scrummy paint!
GERTRUDE & EDWIN EXPLORE THE MAUSOLEUM AT HESTERCOMBE HOUSE
Watercolour
15.5 X 11.5“
Unframed £50
Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens designed much of Hestercombe Gardens at Hestercombe House in Somerset. Instead of having our Chandos Art Society en plein air painting day this year we were provided with photos to which I added Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens who designed the gardens.
WETLANDS 1
Watercolour 2021
42 x 32.5 cms
£150
framed but can be supplied unframed.
MILANA
Water colour 2021
Painting 12 x 12 “
White box frame 20 x 20”
£150
IN THE SOUK
Pastel
33 x 42 cms
£90
This character reminds me of a holiday in Morocco. Mounted in a solid painted wood frame. What a bargain
ANCHOR CHAIN
Watercolour
52 x 42cms
£75
Another ‘ sitting in a harbour inspiration’!
SUNNY WALL
at Hestercombe House Gardens.
Watercolour
12.5 x 12.5“
£90 framed
As going on our Chandos Art Society plein air painting day to Hestercombe House was not possible this year we have painted from a series of photos – I added the Red Admiral !
LIZARD LIGHTHOUSE
Oil on canvas
53 x 73 cms
£90
This is the Southernmost point in the UK. There’s a great visitor centre, lovely tea rooms and awesome views — one of my favourite places! The curvature represents the curvature of the globe looking out at several thousand miles of sea. One is always aware of the solid awesome rock underneath one’s feet so it’s a sort of cross section……………….Whilst a track leads down to the old lifeboat house and a serene little cove where fisher folk still ply their trade.
WETLANDS 2
Watercolour 2021
45 x 32 cms
£150
WETLANDS 3
Water colour 2021
53 x 42 cms White Ikea frame