Collage and ink210 x 298 mm
Mixed media collage after Ray Balkwill 594 x 841 mm
Watercolour after John Tookey 120 x 310 mm
Gouache and ink 70 x 120 mm
Watercolour and Conté pencil 150 x 410 mm
Building reflections in water is a recurring theme in my work. This is an example of drawing into a wash with a Conté pencil.
Graphite, pen and coloured pencil 80 x 100 mm
Sketch of a small dredger in Langstone Harbour used as a study for a larger work.
Watercolour after Rowland Hilder 145 x 410 mm
I get so much pleasure from studying the work of my favourite artists. Copying allows me to understand their process and techniques so I can then use them in my own compositions.
Watercolour 145 x 410 mm
An imaginary sunrise created from a ‘colour beginning’ of Naples yellow, my favourite colour. I quickly brushed in burnt umber and Alizarin and watched it ‘flare’.
Watercolour 120 x 310 mm
Inspired by a painting by John Tookey. I love the way the hedge line takes you on a journey across the page. I started with the house and made up the rest of the scene from my imagination.
Watercolour and ink 210 x 297 mm
For two days I shuffled my stool and sketchbook around a boatyard in Emsworth recording the vast array of watercraft. I call these images my ‘combines’.
Watercolour, collage and inks 297 x 420 mm
An imagined scene in the style of Chris Forsey. Moored boats at low water and an inquisitive owner making plans for when the tide comes in.
Collage and gouache on toned paper 297 x 210 mm
This started with the Café Nero logo and some direct observation in Petersfield Square.
Line & wash and collage after Moira Huntly 210 x 295 mm
I love the exquisite draftsmanship and combination of materials in Moira Huntly’s work.
Marker pen, watercolour and coloured pencil 110 x 130 mm
An imagined square of houses next to the beach at Bridlington.
Collage and watercolour 594 x 841 mm
A boat painted by Ray Balkwill inspired me to paint this inner harbour scene from my imagination.
Watercolour, inks and wax crayon 200 x 480 mm
Inspired by a John Tookey painting of the same place.
210 x 297 mm
The spectacular views enjoyed on walks whilst on holiday in 2020 inspired this watercolour.
200 x 480 mm
Loose, quick, impressionistic watercolour inspired by views glimpsed over hawthorn hedges whilst driving from Bridlington to York.
200 x 480 mm
An imagined scene painted after a fantastic holiday afloat on the Norfolk Broads in 2010.
298 x 420 mm
Any excuse and I’m out on the mud recording boats. This painting was made during a demonstration of ‘wet into wet’ techniques for an art group.
594 x 894 mm
This experimental painting started with a ‘colour beginning’ that gave me the feel of a large expanse of mud and pools of water.
Loose colour washes and a limited palette bring depth and a sense of calm to this imagined scene.
A Herefordshire view
Fishing boat, Langstone Harbour