Welcome to my website. You will find here a collection of my recent work. Having painted portraits and figurative work in oils and pastels for many years, I am now adding other media to the oil painting, incorporating lots of texture and concentrating on painting food and people.
Through my paintings I try to evoke memories of the tastes, aromas and colours of food, be it a humble turnip or a special glass of wine. Some of our best memories are of meals shared with friends and families - special events from birthdays to just remembering that wonderful ice-cream treat as a child. I love painting both food and people, so I have now found a way to combine the two.
A keen cook, I often paint the ingredients before I use them ( not always of course - it depends how long I take to paint them!) In the larger paintings of vines and of seasonal vegetables I have used Himalayan papers, acrylic gesso, fibres and other textures with snatches of text, - interesting, relevant facts and recipes that I have researched. I also paint smaller studies of fresh food that happen to be in the larder or growing in the garden. Sizes vary from small works of 30cms x 24cms to the large triptychs over two metres in length. I work on canvas, board or paper.
Trips to the South of France resulted in sketches and photos of grapevines that I've worked up into large paintings celebrating their glorious colours and incredibly gnarled trunks. Experiments with mixed media have enabled me to get a wonderful textural quality into them. Just double click any image on the shop/original paintings page to view in close up.
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