Watercolour Paintings

Each watercolour is painted on acid-free watercolour paper 

using Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke  Watercolour Paints

and Inks

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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. Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke Watercolour Paint and Acrylic Ink on The Langton 140lb watercolour paper £145

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 Painting size is 12.25 " x 16.50" Total size with vanilla mount is17.75 " x 22 " £145

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 Painting size is 12.25 " x 16.50" Total size with vanilla mount is17.75 '' x 22'' £145

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 heads. Winsor & Newton, and Schmincke Watercolour Paint and Acrylic Ink on The Langton 140lb watercolour paper Painting size is 11.50 " x 15.50" Sold with a crisp white mount,total size 16 '' x 20'' £145

Autumn Fields at Sunset

Autumn Fields at Sunset

Drying yarrow heads and meadow grasses are semi silhouetted against an early setting sun.There is a particular golden glow at sundown at this time of the year in the fens. Painted on The Langton 140lb watercolour paper. Sold with a crisp white mount. Painting size 11.50 " x 15.50" Mount size 16 '' x 20'' Sold

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 Painting size 11.75 " x 15" Mount size 19.5 '' x 23'' £145

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. Etival 140lb watercolour paper. Comes with a crisp white mount Painting size 11.50 " x 15.50 " Mount size 16 '' x 20'' £145

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. Sold with a crisp white mount Painting size 16 " x 11.50" Mount size 16 " x 20 " £175

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 Painting size 16 " x 11.50 " Mount size 16 " x 20 " £175

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. Sold with a crisp white mount. Painting size 16" x 11.75" Mount size 16 " x 20" £175

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. Sold with a crisp white mount Painting size 16 " x 11 " Mount size 20"x16" £100

Gooderstone Water Gardens Norfolk

Gooderstone Water Gardens Norfolk

A beautiful spot in Norfolk, Gooderstone is a location I have loved to spend many hours in any season. Sold with an ivory mount Painting size 13" x18" Mount size 20" x 25" £120

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. Sold with a crisp white mount Painting size 11"x 16" Mount size 16" x 20 " £100

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. Sold with a vanilla mount Painting size 10.5'' x 14.5 '' Total size 16'' x 20'' £100

Rose Pink Tulips

Rose Pink Tulips

A watercolour that enjoys delicate cerise and salmon pinks of a more subtle variety of tulip. Painted on Fabriano Classico 5 140 lb HP. Sold with an ivory mount. Painting size 10.50 '' x 14.50 '' Mount size; 16 '' x 20 '' £85

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. Sold with a crisp white mount Painting size 16.00 " x 11.00 " Mount size 20 "x16 " £95

Cottage Garden Lupins

Cottage Garden Lupins

These lupins are in gentle yet translucent colours.inspired by lupins in bloom in my cottage garden. Fabriano Classico paper 140lb HP Sold with a pale peach mount, Painting size 14.50 '' x 10.50 '' Mount size 16 '' x 20 '' £65

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 Painted on The Langton 140lb CP fine grain watercolour paper. Sold with a vanilla mount. Painting size 18 '' x 13 '' Mount size 25'' x 20.25 " £295

Dancing Hares

Dancing Hares

Hares boxing as part of courtship display in a meadow of poppies and other wildflowers. Hares have gold highlights. Painted on Fabriano Classico 5 140lb Satinata (HP) watercolour paper. Sold with a crisp white mount Painting size 14.50 '' x 10.50 '' Mount size 16 " x 20 " £145

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 acrylic silver and gum arabic. Sold with an ivory muses mount Painting size 14.50 '' x 10.50 '' Mount size 20 '' x 16 " £100

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. Painted on Fabriano Classico 5 140 lb HP Sold with an ivory muses mount. Painting size 14.50 '' x 10.50 '' Mount size 20 '' x 16 '' £100

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. Painted on Fabriano Classico 5,140lb (HP) watercolour paper. Sold with an ivory mount. Painting size 14.50 '' x 10.50 '' Mount size 20 '' x 16 '' £100

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 Painting size14 " x 11 " Mount size 15.75 '' x 20'' £100

Green Snake amongst Flowers

Green Snake amongst 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. Dimensions of painting are15''x15''. The painting is sold complete in a wood professional frame 25.5 " x 25.5 " to UK buyers. £295

Green Caladium Leaves

Green Caladium Leaves

Painted in 2010,black ink background ,leaves going off page, enriched with metallic watercolours. Sold with a double ivory mount Painting size 19 " x 15 " Mount size 21 " x 26 " £150

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. Sold with an ivory  mount Painting size 16.5 " x 12.5 " Mount size 20 " x 24 " £150

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. Sold with a buttermilk mount Painting size 12.10 '' x 10.10 '' Mount size 16.90 '' x 15.00 '' £99

'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. Sold with an ivory double mount Painting size 16.50 " x 22.50 " Mount size 23 " x 28 " . £195

Small Tortoiseshel on Dahlias

Small Tortoiseshel on Dahlias

The Small Tortoiseshell is among the most well known butterflies in Britain and Ireland. A frequent visitor to my country garden flitting among the dahlias Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper. Sold with a white mount & black frame. Painting size 4.75 '' x 6.75 '', Frame size 9.50 '' x 13 '' £70

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. Painting size 4.75 '' x 6.75 '' Frame size with 9.50 '' x 13 " £70

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. Painting size 4.75 '' x 6.75 '' Frame size 9.50 '' x 13 '' £70

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. Painting size 4.75 '' x 6.75 '' Frame size 9.50 '' x 13 '' £70

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. Painting size 4.75 '' x 6.75 " Frame size 9.50 '' x 13 '' £70

Brimstones

Brimstones

The Brimstone is a fairly large, pale yellow butterfly, with distinctive, leaf-shaped wings. Adults hibernate through cold weather, so may be seen flying on warm days throughout the year. Usually seen in ones or twos, they are never very common, but are widespread. Fabriano 185lb watercolour paper. Sold with a white mount & black frame. Painting size 4.75 '' x 6.75 '' Frame size 9.50'' x 13'' £70