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      Watercolour Paintings

Each watercolour is painted on acid-free watercolour paper 

using Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke  Watercolour Paints

and Inks

Certificate of Authenticity signed by me is issued with all work.

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 My work is for sale via the point of sale pages.

Six Coral Tulips

Six Coral Tulips

A botanical watercolour of exquisitely delicate coral-pink tulips with entwined stems. The composition is kept simple to emphasise the pure form and fragile beauty of these spring flowers. This watercolour is 16 x 11.5 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Fen Reeds

Fen Reeds

The tall reed stems that line the ditches and dikes in the fens mirror time and the elements in the way they change colour, bend in the wind and transpose light through their silver brown feathery flower head The painting size is 11.50 x 15.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed.

Summer Fields #2

Summer Fields #2

A view over flower heads to a distant horizon. Patterns in the seeming chaos of undergrowth give this painting an abstract feel. Painted on Etival 140lb watercolour paper. Sold with a buttermilk mount The painting size 11.75 x 15 and comes unmounted and unframed

Fen Fields, Summer 21

Fen Fields, Summer 21

The freshness of the summer grass flower heads unfurled beneath high, windswept skies is countered by the rich colours and intricacy of patterns in the undergrowth. This watercolour is part of a series of fenland studies exploring the detail and diversity of a landscape that may at first appearance seem mundane.

Summer Fields

Summer Fields

My walks each day in the Fens give me a chance to notice and absorb the seasonal changes... a celebration of a balmy summers' day when the cow parsley flowers have turned to seeds, the barley is freshly cut and afternoon storm clouds are gathering beyond the hedgerows on the skyline. The painting size is 11.50 x 15.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Fen Reeds 2

Fen Reeds 2

The feathery flower heads of fen reeds become more gold and coppery as autumn changes to winter. The sun is low in the sky burnishing the landscape with a fiery glow. Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke Watercolour and acrylic ink on The Langton 140lb watercolour paper The painting size is 12.25 x 16.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Kaleidoscope Summer

Kaleidoscope Summer

The only incline around for miles gives a backdrop of fields of corn and pasture to the gangly and expressive cow parsley rising above a riot of undergrowth. There are bronze and gold 'markings' and highlights enriching this colourful painting. Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke Watercolour and Gouache on The Langton 140lb watercolour paper The painting size is 12.25 x 16.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Fen Field flowers

Fen Field flowers

The freshness of the summer grass flower heads unfurled beneath high, windswept skies is countered by the rich colours and intricacy of patterns in the undergrowth. This small square watercolour is part of a series of fenland studies exploring the detail and diversity of a landscape that may at first appearance seem mundane.

Hot Summer

Hot Summer

The burning heat and dryness of the summer are giving the colours of the fields and hedgerows a certain harshness this year. Rich colours and intricate patterns in the undergrowth are a sign of life still surviving in our changing climate This small square watercolour is part of a series of fenland studies exploring the detail and diversity of the fenland landscape.

Victoria Plums

Victoria Plums

Every summer I collect plums from a beautiful orchard to build up my winter store .This year the boughs were laden to breaking point..I painted this watercolour using my photos as reference as well as samples of the fruit from life..I love the natural grace of the trees and deep rich velvety colour and texture of the fruit. The painting size is 16 x 11.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Pink Hollyhocks

Pink Hollyhocks

I painted these hollyhocks from specimens picked in my garden. Hollyhocks are renowned for their robustness and ability to survive through all weather conditions, which has certainly been true this summer. In fact they seemed to reach for the skies at over 10 feet high..They are also a symbol of abundance and fertility,mirrored by the multitude of seeds they provide. Sold with a crisp white mount The painting size is 16"x 11.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Wind Flowers

Wind Flowers

These flowers are both delicate and strong,they bend in the breeze. Anemone,Greek for Daughter of the Wind was a beautiful nymph who was turned into a flower by Chloris, the scorned wife of Zephyr. The wind god Boreas fell in love with her but Anemone wasn’t interested, each spring he blows open her petals, fading them prematurely. I wanted to express the classic lines of this beautiful flower. Painting size 16 x 11.75 inches and comes unmounted a

Bearded Iris

Bearded Iris

This is a simple botanical study in watercolour using photos I took at the beautiful ancient garden of Houghton Manor that has a most wonderful collection of many Iris varieties. The velvet richness of the full bloom and the delicate form of the bud as it unfurls is a delight to paint. The painting is 8 inches square and comes with an 11 inch square white mount.

Old Garden in Summer

Old Garden in Summer

This ancient house that is in Hemingford Grey, near St Ives, Huntingdon, with its beautiful gardens that have had tender care for nearly 1000 years is a real treat to paint. I wanted to impart a sense of unruliness in this painting as well as fresh lightness and buoyancy in the riot of form and colour which throws the house and tree line into the background. Gold and silver gouache enriches the work. The ainting size 16 x 11 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Old Flower Garden

Old Flower Garden

The sheer joy from immersing myself in using pure colour and indulging in some gold watercolour paint is akin to opening an exotic box of chocolates. This ancient house in Hemingford Grey, near St Ives, Huntingdon,has beautiful gardens that have had tender care for nearly 1000 years. The brickwork bespeaks many years of weathering, in contrast to the fresh forms & colours of a summers' day. The painting size 11 x 16 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Bridge of Balgie, Scotland

Bridge of Balgie, Scotland

A bridge over the river Lyon in Scotland....a favourite spot, often snowbound in the winter. Watercolour on Etival watercolour 140lb CP paper. The painting size 10.5' x 14.5 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Cottage Garden Lupins

Cottage Garden Lupins

These lupins are in gentle yet translucent colours.inspired by lupins in bloom in my cottage garden.

Black Parrots, Seychelles

Black Parrots, Seychelles

The black parrot is endemic to Seychelles, living in and around the World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai on Praslin. I have painted this using photos I took while in Seychelles early in 2019

Rose Pink Tulips

Rose Pink Tulips

A watercolour that enjoys delicate cerise and salmon pinks of a more subtle variety of tulip.

Hooper Swans Fen Sunset

Hooper Swans Fen Sunset

An impressionist watercolour of swans in flight across a windswept evening sky full of colour and texture.

Prancing black horse

Prancing black horse

The exquisite musculature and the play of light on the body of this beautiful horse gamboling in the desert was a delight to paint. Primarily watercolour with touches of liquid gold

Fine Arabian Horse

Fine Arabian Horse

A prized Arabian thoroughbred horse allowed to run free in the desert. The black coat of this delicately muscled horse reflects a range of colours and tones in the harsh sunlight.

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

Fallow deer on the alert and about to flee near a friend's cabin in Sormland , Sweden provided the inspiration for this watercolour.

Summer Dahlias

Summer Dahlias

Strong yellow and red dahlia flowers, on a bed of soft green leaves, using photos I took at Audley End House for inspiration. Contrasting deep ultramarine blue background. Painted on Bockingford 140lb ( NOT) watercolour paper. Sold with a crisp white mount The painting size14 x 11 inches and the mount size is15.75 x 20 inches

Innocent among Flowers

Innocent among Flowers

European & western cape flowers, beetles and moths, with green  Asian snake central to the composition. Dark green/black background gives a 3D effect.  Bronze, gold and silver watercolour lend richness. Painted on 140lb(HP)Bockingford watercolour paper. The painting is15 x15 inches Not for Sale

Green Caladium Leaves

Green Caladium Leaves

Painted in 2010,black ink background ,leaves going off page, enriched with metallic watercolours. The painting size is19 x 15 inches and is unmounted and unframed

Red Caladium Leaves

Red Caladium Leaves

Watercolour and Ink painting of red-veined caladium leaves with a decorative background. Black printing ink embellished with metallic aquarelle. The painting size is 16.5 x 12.5 inches and is unmounted and unframed

White Lilies

White Lilies

The plushness of these fragrant flowers is mirrored by a rich black ink background, embellished with metallic markings and squiggles. A small leaf beetle sits among the foliage. Painted on 140lb (CP) Arches watercolour paper. The painting size is12.10 x 10.10 inches and is unmounted and unframed

Sapphire Autumn

Sapphire Autumn

This is a miniature watercolour of a close-up of autumnal sycamore leaves painted in tonal blues using a series of photos I took for inspiration Watercolour, black ink, gum arabic on watercolour paper. Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke Watercolour Paint on Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper The painting is 8 inches square (203 mm x 203 mm )and comes with a white mount, the total size being 11 x 11 inches

'Caught in the Vortex'

'Caught in the Vortex'

Being so lucky to live a large portion of my life on a tropical island I need little excuse to immerse myself in the abstractness and fluidity of shapes and colours in that world below the waves. The physical vortex reflects spiritual vortices in the elements surrounding us. Watercolour and Ink on The Langton watercolour paper. The painting size is 16.50 x 22.50 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

Purple Emperor Butterfly

Purple Emperor Butterfly

The Purple Emperor declined steadily during the twentieth century and is now restricted to some of the larger woods in southern England. Fabriano watercolour paper. Sold with a white mount & black frame. The painting size is 4.75 x 6.75 inches The frame size is 9.50 ' x 13 inches

Peacock Butterfly on Devil's-bit scabious

Peacock Butterfly on Devil's-bit scabious

A watercolour inspired by this beautiful butterfly that is in the family of Aristocrats and Fritillaries. The plant has many medicinal uses and fascinating folklore. Fabriano watercolour paper. Sold with a white mount & black frame. The painting size is 4.75 x 6.75 ' The frame size is 9.50 ' x 13 ' inches

Blue Adonis Butterflies

Blue Adonis Butterflies

The distribution of this species follows the distribution of Horseshoe Vetch which, in turn, follows the distribution of chalk and limestone grassland. Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper. Sold with a white mount & black frame. The painting size is 4.75 ' x 6.75 ' inches The frame size is 9.50 x 13 inches

Chequered Skipper Butterflies

Chequered Skipper Butterflies

This butterfly is now restricted to damp grassy habitats in western Scotland The Chequered Skipper died out from England in 1976. I painted these butterflies flitting amongst Purple Moor-grass and False Brome, both grasses vital as their food source. Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper. Sold with a white mount & black frame. The painting size is 4.75 x 6.75 inches The frame size is 9.50 ' x 13 ' inches

Falling Stars, Montbretia

Falling Stars, Montbretia

These delicate bright orange lilies are really well described as falling stars...I painted these from life,picking them from my garden.Keeping this composition simple I hope gives a sense of the fragile but elegant lines of this plant. The painting size is 16.00 x 11.00 inches and comes unmounted and unframed

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