Oil Paintings

 Each work is painted on primed stretched canvas using
 Artists Fine Oil Paints  & Mediums.
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Tropical Sunset

Tropical Sunset

A blaze of colours from the setting sun reflecting in the waters of a tropical island...paradise ! Oil Painting size; 8 x 20 x 0.5 inches £125

Teasels

Teasels

A small square oil painting inspired by one of my walks across the fields in the fens in early spring. Teasels left over from the previous summer may yet provide some food for wildlife having stood tall through the strong easterly winds of the winter. Painted using alla prima technique. The painting is lightly varnished with matt varnish Painting size; 12" x 12" 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm £50

Fen Sundown

Fen Sundown

This oil painting on canvas board is inspired by my evening walks in the fens, in Cambridgeshire The stark silhouettes of cow parsley and teasels against a vibrant sunset with birds flying to roost would enliven a wall or make a fabulous gift. Painted using alla prima technique. The painting is lightly varnished with matt varnish Painting size; 12" x 12" 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm £50

Bamboo Parallel

Bamboo Parallel

This oil painting is inspired by photos I took in a scenic water garden in Norfolk plus a need to express the overwhelming light and luminosity given off by these strident structures. The geometric dagger-like shape and flat form of the leaves is in contrast to the conical parallels of the bamboo stems. Oil Painting size; 16 x 20 inches £150

Fen Lace

Fen Lace

Queen Anne's Lace and Soldiers' Woundwort are silhouetted against the hazy sky of an early morning walk in the fens. This is a simple tonal oil painting in pastel blues and yellows Oil Painting size; 16 x 20 inches Painted using professional Oil Paints The painting is on canvas board and lightly varnished with matt picture varnish. £150

'Blue in the Mist' Cow Parsley

'Blue in the Mist' Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley or the more romantic Queen Anne's Lace stands out from the mist of an early morning walk in the fens. This is a simple tonal oil painting in soft blue white and grey. Oil Painting size; 8 x 20 inches £90

Favourite Colours

Favourite Colours

This oil painting is recalling a blustery morning in November 2016 enjoying coffee in one of Muizenberg CT,s fantastic cafes while my sons surfed in the choppy seas. The painting expresses the drama and unruly power of the waves in juxtaposition with the bright bold colours of the beach huts. Oil Painting size; 16 x 20 inches £150

'Surfing Today?'

'Surfing Today?'

The wind is whipping up the waves at Surfers' Corner, Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town South Africa. Muizenberg and many places in CT hold a very special place in my soul.. painting these subjects are holistic for me and a homage to the incredible warmth, dynamism, and spirit of the people I met. This work bears witness to the painter who selected the juxtaposition of colours of the beach huts. Oil Painting size; 8 x 20 inches £110

Deep Water Parasol

Deep Water Parasol

This purple-striped jellyfish is caught in a stream of bubbles and light. I enjoy playing with colours and flowing form in this light hearted vertical oil painting. Painting size; 8 x 20 inches Painted using professional Oil Paints The painting is lightly varnished with matt picture varnish. £90

'Chandelier of the Abyss' Compass Jellyfish

'Chandelier of the Abyss' Compass Jellyfish

There is a mystique quality about these ephemeral creatures of the deep ocean. This is a narrow vertical oil painting embellished with metallic acrylic. I wanted to create a sense of the claustrophobic dark versus radiating light in this linear work. Oil Painting size; 8" x 20" £90

Here's Looking At You Kid

Here's Looking At You Kid

While in the Chewore South in Zimbabwe in late June 2022 I spent a couple of days on the Zambezi and hippos popped their heads up in curiosity as we made our way on the river. Their rough bellows and noise of them munching on the camp grass lulled me to sleep most nights. Their bulkiness on land turns to suppleness as they glide through the water, their hide glistening in the sunlight. This oil painting is 20" x 16" x 0.5 ".( 50.5 cm x 40.5 cm x 1.5 cm ) £195

Black -winged Stilt Reflecting

Black -winged Stilt Reflecting

While in the Chewore South in Zimbabwe in late June 2022 I spent a couple of days on the Zambezi. This black-winged stilt was in the shallows early in the morning. I was standing on the raised bank almost directly overhead which made for an ideal shot. At first sight, their wings appear dense black but they have a blue/green sheen that catches the light. Their long pink legs seem a little incongruous. This oil painting is 20" x 16" x 0.5 ".( 50.5 cm x 40.5 cm x 1.5 cm ) £150

'Quenched' Kruger Elephant

'Quenched' Kruger Elephant

An elephant my son photoed in the Kruger National Park in South Africa drinks from a water hole. This is an oil painting on a 12 " x 12 " square canvas board. £50

Flying to Roost

Flying to Roost

I live in Sutton -in- the -Isle, in the Fens, which is raised above a tidal flood plain. Periodically we are flooded and many roads closed. This area is known as The Gault due to its thick clay and is a haven for waterfowl, especially Lapwing,Teal,Hooper and Mute swans. As the temperature drops in the evening, the mist starts to rise and it is easy to imagine how travelers in the past could lose their way. Painted using alla prima technique. Oil Painting size; 24 x 18 inches £150

Spring Willows & Deer

Spring Willows & Deer

Blackthorn or Sloe in blossom and the fresh green of the willow trees in bud along the banks of the Great River Ouse near Houghton in Huntingdon created layers of reflections and shadows on the sunlit water. A Roe deer is on alert as it comes to the water's edge to drink Painting size; 24" x 18" £150

Houghton Meadows

Houghton Meadows

This slow-flowing small river is an ox-bow, meandering through the ancient Houghton Meadows, a habitat for otters, many species of insects including the distinctive hairy dragonfly, and insect catching birds particularly terns and kingfishers. Even on summer days, it is a place of peace and interest. I have seen seals that have swum up from the Wash here also. Painting size 18 " x 24 " £150

Mist Forest Day Break

Mist Forest Day Break

A moment of fleeting beauty as early morning sun streams through the trees at the top of a mountain. I used a photo I took in 2019, at the summit of Copolia mountain after ascending in pitch black in torrential rain. As the mist rose from the forest floor the sunlight caught the emerging colours of the mosses and ferns on the granite rocks. The sides are painted deep ultramarine. Painting size is 24" x 18" £175

'Far Horizons' Beau Vallon, Seychelles

'Far Horizons' Beau Vallon, Seychelles

Back in 83 when I arrived to live in the granitic islands of Seychelles, the grey heron was a very rare sight, and since it is not a migratory bird it subsequent colonization of the islands is a mystery. I love this particular spot at the end of the beach as it is very secluded. The island on the horizon is Silhouette with North island just visible to the right. Painting size 18 " x 24 " £150

Mist Forest Day Break

Mist Forest Day Break

In the winter months, I have a craving for vibrant colors and try to keep pictures of my life living in the tropics uppermost in my mind. I wanted to recreate the rich natural tapestry of cascading lianes and the luminosity of background light that you see when walking in the rainforest in the late afternoon as the sun begins to set. The painting size is 24" x 18" £450

A New Day

A New Day

A photo I took mid-summer 2017 on a balmy afternoon while on holiday in Scotland provided an inspiration to express the intense light of that day. The sunlight streamed through the wood creating beautiful shadows. I spent many an hour with my dog in these woods here marvelling at twisted tree shapes, the mosses, lichen, and enjoying the forest sounds and scents. The painting size is 24 " x 18" £175

Viaduct ,River Goyt, New Mills, Der

Viaduct ,River Goyt, New Mills, Der

New Mills had to be one of my favourite visits of 2019. I stayed in the Fireman's Cottage close to the Old Mill and on the River Goyt 2nd week of August when the Torres Walk had just been reopened after the floods. The River was still very high and a dramatic sight and sound Painted using alla prima technique. Painting size 18 " x 24 " £175

The Old Wooden Gate, Derbyshire

The Old Wooden Gate, Derbyshire

An Oil painting of a dilapidated wooden gate overlooking the rolling hillside and small town of Hathersage The patchwork of small fields is usually divided by dry stone walls, some dating back to the Bronze and Iron Age. This painting drew reference from a photo I took at the top of a hil overlooking Hathersage, with Shatton Moor in the distance. Painting size 16 " x 20 " £175

'Familial Love' Highland Cattle

'Familial Love' Highland Cattle

An Oil using photos I took of Highland Cattle along the River Lyon, near the Stronuich Reservoir in the Scottish Highlands in the summer of 2017. Mist partially obscures the horizon but there is enough sunlight to bring out the colours of the meadow flowers in the foreground. Painting size 20" x 16" £100

Reaching for the Skies

Reaching for the Skies

This canvas is inspired by photos I took in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The quality of light under this hot January sun had a special luminosity probably due to the high elevation. The long-stemmed daisies are in different phases of opening, many buds waiting to burst open. They reach for the high clouds, their upturned faces soaking up the light. The sides of this canvas are painted blue The painting size is 18" x 24 " £150

Good Morning Fortnum & Mason

Good Morning Fortnum & Mason

Painted from photos taken at 9 am 26th August 2016 as majestic balloons floated over my home village. I worked for F&M for a year after returning to the UK giving some extra significance to the event. The sky was clear but added clouds for texture. Painting size 18 " x 24 " £100

Pink & Yellow Tulips in Brass Jug

Pink & Yellow Tulips in Brass Jug

Still life Square Oil Painting of pastel coloured tulips in an ancient brass vase that is a favourite, having been with my family for generations. The cool blue of the window frame in the background contrasts with the pure pinks and yellows of the fresh flowers and the grounding tones of the old jug and work table. Painting size; 12" x 12" £80

Sting Operative 2

Sting Operative 2

This oil painting is inspired by the highly active box jellyfish I photoed in an aquarium in Cape Town Waterfront. They provoke awe with their beauty and yet ability to do harm. I have used some metallic acrylic for the 'sparkle effect. Painting size; 24" x 18" £100

'Catching the Current' Batfish

'Catching the Current' Batfish

These serene Batfish are gliding through a sublime ocean. This is an uncluttered oil canvas of primarily cool colours and tones creating a sense of calm and synchronicity below the waves. I have embellished the flanks of the fish with touches of gold acrylic. Painting size 24 " x 18 " £180

Red Octopus

Red Octopus

Painted in oils in the spirit of the Jefferson Starship 1975 album, this red octopus is free in her world where she can transform at will. The innate awareness and adaptability of an animal that has hatched and is primarily solitary is something of an enigma Painting size 24 " x 18 " £175

Flying Home

Flying Home

This is a colourful oil painting on canvas board inspired by my evening walks in the fens The stark silhouette of the cow parsley adds interest and perspective to the vibrant sunset. Painted using alla prima technique with a combination of brush and palette knife. The painting is lightly varnished with matt varnish Painting size; 12" x 12" 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm Sold