Elements of place – the Tilt Forge.

I've been very active in the last month, with 4 paintings completed since my last blog. With just a month to go until my next exhibition I hope to complete at least 4 more, and several of them will be based on the industrial site that inspired my latest (above). Abbeydale industrial hamlet is an … Continue reading Elements of place – the Tilt Forge.

Getting back into things

  Its been a while since I posted, the cold I picked up in January hit me harder than I liked, guess the immune system took a hammering from the chemo/radio. Still, I've been able to get back into the studio quite a lot over the last fortnight, and whilst I'm not back to my … Continue reading Getting back into things

My practice – part 2

Following on from my last blog, today I am showing the stages from mid-point to completion of The torn wallpaper of childhood. My general practice is to take a breather when I have the rough composition and perspective mapped out, in order to think about details and colour. I usually do this by photographing the … Continue reading My practice – part 2

My practice – the process of a painting

The cold spell continues, and so I thought I'd take the opportunity to talk about the development process of a painting. I have chosen The torn wallpaper of childhood, a large piece I completed in November 2013, as it is a complex work incorporating both the industrial theme of the Ruins series, and the more personal/political elements … Continue reading My practice – the process of a painting

And a new year begins….

Well, it's been a long winter, and it's only halfway through. Most of it has been spent recovering from the cancer treatment, and I'm glad to say that I'm well on the way, though still very low in energy, and currently fairly floored by a cold of all things (generally shrug these off, but c'est … Continue reading And a new year begins….

…ou la mort.

As mentioned in my last post, the triptych which I have been working on for the last two years is finally complete. Of course, I am aware that technically it is not a triptych, as the paintings are individual and unattached. However, I feel justified in using the description as the meaning of the three … Continue reading …ou la mort.