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Breaking dawn at Billingsgate Market
Breaking dawn at Billingsgate market 100x71x3cm. Dawn, suddenly awakened with smell of the sea, the taste of salt. Fish, lobsters and crabs of all varieties, unseen wonders of the ocean in multi- coloured incandescent forms overspill crates and surfaces. The floor is wet, the structure looms and echos the sounds movement and chatter. People meander, glances, smiles as traders tell of the wonders of the catches. Oils on box canvas, painted around sides, ready to hang. Free UK delivery by recognised courier. £750
Thames barge at Chelsea wharf
A Thames barge is moored alongside a wharf at Chelsea in London, I took the photograph that I used for the painting in 1988, by then both the barge and the wharf had been outmoded for a long time, their purpose of use altered from being worked by occupation and commerce to becoming abodes to be lived in. Change didn't destroy them but it did destroy the ways of life they supported.
Flight of the Butterfly
30x40x1.5 inches original oil painting of a spellbound white owl in a summer meadow. It was painted because I dream of seeing an owl in the wild but have never managed it so decided to create one by magic instead. A shaft of golden light beams vertically upwards highlighting a white barn owl in its path. Owls have a way of moving silently over their landscapes and appearing and disappearing very quickly. The owl looks beautiful and ghostly against a wall of deep blue green trees and below her you can see red and yellow wildflowers and lush green grass with summer light shining through the gaps in the trees behind the the meadow. This painting has a fairy story feel to it though I don't know what the story is. I just wanted a painting that had some drama that celebrates the richness of summer meadow. It was painted after a walk I tool near Groombridge in Sussex where I found a row of conifers with foxgloves and wildflowers outlined against them. Painted on deep edge canvas painted a dark blue green - no frame needed, ready to hang.
Midday at Brixton
Midday at Brixton 91x71x3 Crowds no longer strangers but joined by community in a common cause, nudging through abundant produce that is strewn over surfaces, piled in crates and cooled under the markets structure from the sun. Oils on box canvas, painted around sides, ready to hang. Free UK delivery by recognised courier. £655
October Glows - an autumn wood abstract painting
A 30x30 woodland path abstract landscape painting in rainbow colours. This painting was painted after a walk I took near Glyndebourne in East Sussex. It was a beautiful clear autumn day and the path was lined with trees glowing yellow, red, purple and green in the low autumn sun. This path led up to a steeper path that eventually goes to the top of the South Downs. I tried to capture my impression of the place in an abstract, possibly expressionist style using very thick wet oil paint and I worked into (wet into wet) over the course of two days. I wanted to capture the low angle of the sun and the impression of the light through the leaves picking out glimpses of ivy on the ancient trees, ferns and leaves in autumn golds and greens. I was very pleased with the result as it gives a satisfying flavour of the scene and how I felt being there rather than trying to be traditionally realistic. I love paths such as these as I always imagine something fantastic being about to be discovered just around the corner. Sometimes I am rewarded with a glimpse of a deer or fox but usually a view through trees to another world keeps me very happy.