I've just added two new paintings to the website. Actually the one of Bowlees, a beautiful waterfall and glade near High Force in Teesdale, County Durham, is nearly two years old. I was not pleased with the painting at first but see it now with renewed eye and feel much more positive about it. The sunset painting was completed this morning and I've really enjoyed letting go with the reds and golds for this one!
Autumn has well and truly arrived now, and a strange hectic storm agitates the oaks outside my window as I write this. I've just added two new paintings - one from a scene I saw this summer on Portland Bill in Dorset. I have reimagined the light pretty liberally. The other, finished this morning, is of twinned trees I saw near Cowden in Kent. I love the slightly surreal effect they create, echoing each other in a paradox of lightness and darkness.
Hi, I've been painting for quite a few years now, and I am increasingly finding myself drawn to the art of the past. I am astonished at the virtuosity of painters like Rembrandt. One I found myself unexpectedly drawn to recently is Johann Cristian Reinhart. There is something meditative about his beautifully-observed and atmospheric landscapes.
Today is the first time in quite a while that I've added a new painting to the site. It has taken me almost 2 years to finish this one, a view from the North Downs above Peene, near Folkestone. On the horizon, near the far left hand side of the painting, is where the Channel Tunnel emerges (or submerges I suppose!). I have to admit that this feature of the landscape has been omitted.