Monday, 30 January 2012


Below are the final few pictures I've painted for my Richmond exhibition which opened in The Duke Bistro,Duke Street, Richmond, today.

Richmond Bridge in Blue - Oil on board - 25 x 35cm

Must be the football season - Oil on board - 25 x 25cm

Hotel Splendide - Princes' Islands - Turkey - Oil on canvas - 24 x 30cm

Viewing Teddington Lock - Oil on canvas - 24 x 30cm

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


I've painted this scene before, about a year ago. It's the view looking down from Richmond Hill over Petersham Meadow. Again, this is a studio painting, but it captures the snow covered ground and dusk sky quite well. Oil on cavas board 30cm x 40cm

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Though I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, I've been busy. I spent a very enjoyable few days in Austria, first skiing, then onto Vienna for some sightseeing. Needless to say, a lot of time looking at Gustav Klint's work... quite incredible, but also discovered Anton Kolig whose paintings I got very excited about.
Below are a couple of river views, each 50cm x 50cm, oil on canvas. Familiar subjects, but painted with a little more confidence!

Friday, 6 January 2012


Below are a couple more paintings for my up-coming exhibition in Richmond. The first is from the north side of the river looking south. This is not the most popular view of the bridge, but I rather like it. Oil on canvas 24 x 30 cm. The second picture is the classical water fountain under a London Plane tree, on the corner of Richmond green. Oil on canvas 24 x 30 cm.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


I've spent the past couple of days working up some pictures for exhibitions in Richmond and Putney, coming up in January and February.

Seagulls over Putney bridge - Oil on board 35 x 35cm

Richmond bridge in blue - Oil on canvas 24 x 30cm

Richmond green - White houses - Oil on board 25 x 25cm

Sunday, 1 January 2012


I finished the year with a painting that hints at the direction I want to go in the new year. This painting is about atmosphere and the perception of things seen rather than the accurate rendition of them. I listened to David Hockney on Radio 4 a couple of days ago. He said draftsmanship is the skill but painting is the poetry. I'm reasonably confident about my skills regarding the former, but I sure need to work on my poetry! Oil on canvas 24cm x 60cm