• “The Writing is on the Wall”

    “The Writing is on the Wall” – acrylic, ink on paper. 50cm. x 70cm. In this chaotic painting my prime intent was to include text, I am not sure why. Maybe it is out of concern about my worsening handwriting, or more likely because I am now able to include text with a certain authority. […]

  • “Steady Hands – Lost Neurons”

    Acrylic and ink on 300gsm paper. 50cm. x 70cm. Recognisable motifs or symbols have become recurring elements in my works. New symbols often appear as a painting developes and if relevant, they remain. The hands developed from vague distant memories of junior school art, (when we would draw an outline around our hands to be […]

  • “Scribbling”

    “Scibbling”, Acrylic and Ink on paper. 50cm. x 70cm. Another painting in my ‘Parkinson’s’ series of works. Composed of many layers, laden with symbolism and memory, from the blackboard in earlier layers to the egg in the foreground. It recalls the thrill as a young schoolboy is introduced to pots of coloured paints, comparing that […]

  • “Helter Skelter”

    “Helter Skelter” – Acrylic and ink on paper, 50cm. x 70cm. The title came from the sixties White Album, but the image was inspired by a recent Paul Macartney concert. Could I be going around in circles on this hectic fairground slide?  Where the satisfaction of conquering one challenge of Parkinson’s disease, is soured by frustration. […]

  • Patterns of Place.

    It has been a little while since my last post, nevertheless I have not been unproductive. These images, completed a few months ago are a way of progressing from the landscapes in my last posts.  I am lured back to abstraction in my search  to translate emotion, and a sence of place, into the visual. […]

  • “The Unformed Road”

    “The Unformed Road”  Acrylic and ink on paper, 50cm. x  70cm. I have given this painting the title “The Unformed Road”, because that’s how it is described on the topographical map of the location. It has now become bordered on all sides by private properties, a landlocked strip of wilderness. This particular spot adjoins our […]

  • “Over the Fence – 2”

    “Over the Fence – 2”. Acrylic on 300.gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm. I have been asked what is it that brings me back to a more representational style. In other words, why am I painting these new landscapes?  Am I reflecting back to the woodlands of my youth?  The answer is that I do not know, nor […]

  • “Over the Fence”

    “Over the Fence”, acrylic on 300.gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm. A break from Abstraction with a return to Landscape.  Many “en plein air’ studies eventually led to this painting. It is a subject that I have been returning to unsuccessfully until now.  I had always looked at the wider picture, when all along my only intent was to […]

  • “Primitive Landscape, 3”

    “Primitive Landscape, 3”. Acrylic on 300gsm. paper, 50cm. x  70cm. After a few days spent away from the studio followed by hours of procrastinion, I finally decided to quit thinking and get back to work. It was a good decision. Familiar symbols appeared during the painting process, some were left to contribute to the final […]

  • “Derelict.”

    “Derelict” oil on canvas 39cm. x  52cm. We walk though old farm yards. Past roofless stone cottages. The ruins of the old mill at the waters edge. How busy it must have been in this place once upon a time. We cross the river over the footbridge.  Just we  two.  

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