Visitors

Richmond railway bridge (with houseboats), Oil on Canvas, 32 x 39 inches I was painting on the foreshore in Hammersmith, facing west, when I heard: “Oy mate!” from the bridge above and behind me. This is the kind of thing artists who work outside dread to...

Conversations with Sheep

Dorset sheep, Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 inches Sheep always sound like they’re complaining. Is it the lambs saying to the mothers: “Not milk again. We had milk yesterday!” “Go on – drink  up.” “But I HATE milk!” “Do as...

Love Story

Barnes View, Oil on Canvas, approx. 60 x 30 inches There’s one week left to see a group show in which I have  a few recent landscapes, including this one painted from my bedroom window. I don’t usually spend so long on a landscape or paint a landscape in...

Hawthorn

Hawthorn, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches Painted on Hampstead Heath last Sunday, with  the City in the background.

The Importance of a Path

Country Lane, Suffolk, Oil on Canvas, 19 x 12 inches I have a vague memory of reading a story in which the narrator stays in a guest house or at a friend’s country home and sees a picture on the wall. The picture fascinates him because it has a path in it, and...

Terracotta

Terracotta figures, Oil on Canvas, 31 x 40 inches For some time now I’ve been going to a sculpture class every Wednesday evening at Heatherley’s School of Art (tutored by Gil Whyman). I’ve done so many of these terracotta figures that they’re...