Here is a painting of my greenhouse bathed in early morning light. The unpruned apple tree stands in the fore ground, its natural form made an exciting contrast with the man made glass structure .
The challenge of plein air painting on the streets of London can be both stimulating and rewarding. On a bright summers day I painted this iconic view amid the hustle and bustle.. of city life.
The churches of the Romney Marsh are full of charm and character. Here the little church of Snargate stands surrounded by drainage ditches. I choose to paint the church in winter, over two consecutive frosty morning sessions. The early morning light of the Romney Marsh is amazing.
I have a great passion for gardening especially the growing of vegetables which I have done ever since I was quite young. This is the kitchen garden of a near neighbour of mine, the infinite variety of green nature presents to the artist is as exciting as it is challenging.
On a blustery day, in between showers, I painted this 40 minute sketch of Harbour day, Whitstable. I tried to capture the crowds and the atmosphere of this annual event as quickly as was possible simplifying the subject.
This beautiful Oak tree stands along the lane from where I live. I painted the Oak from exactly the same view point four times in one year, reflecting every season. It was amazing to see how not only the Oak but the landscape around it changed and evolved over that period of time. The dark clouds and the sunlight on the flowering Blackthorn were a visual delight on this spring day.
I have always enjoyed painting brassica vegetables, their form, colour and texture has always fascinated me. This vegetable plot is about half a mile from where I live. I pass it everyday and have painted it many times. The old bath tub is used for collecting rain water.
This is one of two paintings finished on a day painting excursion to Maldon. It was a particular warm summer’s day, Maldon was teaming with day trippers and tourists, I remember there being a very friendly atmosphere with many words of encouragement from inquisitive on lookers.
This is a favourite haunt of mine. An acre of land set high on a hill with breath taking distant views that is the heart of a commercially run cut flower business. There are exciting colourful compositions at every turn.
The cold grey even light of this winter landscape was a joy to paint. The bare tree forms against the sky, and the cutting garden, with its decaying natural forms, evoke a sense of time and place.
These three hedgerow oak trees have been the subject matter of several of my paintings. They are like old friends to me, ordinary and quite unassuming, yet I never tire of looking at them.
I have painted the kitchen garden in the foreground several times before, this year however the garden was rather neglected but I was able to use the line of leeks as a compositional device a ‘lead-in’ to the autumnal orchard with its beehives and intriguing views of redundant farm machinery beyond.
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