I am proud to announce one of my pieces has been selected from over 1,100 submissions to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading marine artists. The exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries in central London between 28 September to 8 October 2016.
The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition has come to be recognised as the most prestigious and varied exhibition of marine art in the UK. The exhibition’s theme is the sea and everything related to it, from beaches and creeks to harbours and boats. The premier marine art exhibition in the country, it will feature over 400 works from emerging and well-established artists across a range of media, including oil painting, watercolour, pastels, prints, and sculpture. All work is available for sale, so anyone can take some of the sea home with them.
Location: Oare Marshes, Nr. Faversham, Kent
Now complete, this is my latest painting of Oare Marshes, a nature reserve north of Faversham in Kent. This view at Harty Ferry, looks along an embankment following the contour of a footpath. I have tried to beep the foreground loose, giving a sense of scale to the foliage, cow parsley and teasels. Painted in acrylic on canvas and measuring 42 x 60cm, this is now available for sale.
Oare Marshes, The Swale, Kent
A commissioned painting in acrylics depicting the view from The Trundle, a hilltop adjacent to Goodwood racecourse. This scene, looking west towards Chichester Harbour, Hayling Island and Bembridge, Isle of Wight in the far distance.
Based on a series of photographs I took in the late spring, just after a thunderstorm passed and the view was exceptionally clear.
I have a limited quantity of prints available for sale – please contact me for further details.
View from The Trundle to the sea
One of my first paintings dating back to 1989. This scene brings back many happy memories for me of summer holidays spent surfing on the North Devon coast with my friends. One particular day there mustn’t have been much of a swell, so we ventured into Barnstaple – the nearest reasonable sized town close to our surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde, and Saunton Sands.
I recall a cloudless morning without a breath of wind and the river Taw was like a mirror with the various boats reflecting in its water. The viewpoint is from the old Barnstaple Town Station with the disused trackbed in the distance heading towards Fremington Quay. This impression returned home with me and I completed the piece in 1990.
A recent commissioned piece entitled ‘Broadway Twilight’, of the famous Cotswolds landmark, Broadway Tower. Originally built as a folly, it served as a country retreat for artists including Arts and Crafts Movement founder William Morris. Today, the tower is a tourist attraction and the centre of a country park.
My client told me “This place holds many happy memories”, she wanted “more than just a photo” to adorn her wall, and asked me to create this painting. From the outset I have sought to capture the sense of space plus the atmosphere from the fading light. Giclée Prints are available from Broadway Tower and me. Please use my contact page for further information and prices.
Venetian Moorings is a larger painting I’ve worked on over a period of years and recently completed. Inspired by memories of a family holiday in Italy, my aim was to capture the quiet mood of Bacino Orseolo, Venice, with the moored gondolas, late in the afternoon. The original painting is available for sale as well as archival prints. please contact me for details, or go to my Order Prints page.