King’s Cross

Regent’s Canal (near Granary square), Oil on Canvas, 29 x 18 inches The idea was to go to King’s Cross and paint cranes, JCBs, railways  – all things industrial. But while I was looking for a spot, I bumped into Melissa who said: ‘Come along...

The Secret Life of Plants

Monstera Deliciosa (Swiss cheese plant), Pastel on Paper, 21 x 30 inches I have painted and drawn  a lot of plants in my studio. I have not always been very good with them. Sometimes I don’t give them enough water, sometimes too much. Other times they have to...

The Meaning of Trees (and how to avoid military service)

Tree Near Ramsholt, Oil on Canvas, 32 x 22 inches Another painting from Suffolk. It made me wonder why I zero in on particular trees. When I see a tree like this I find it almost irresistible. An uncle of mine, a psychologist, told me he was once approached by a young...