Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Saturday, 6 September 2014

My new process video

Well here it is. My very first video. I have now set up a YouTube Channel so will probably be adding more process videos in the future. This is a short one. Hope you like  

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Painting light...

After a long while painting ladies lounging around on chaise longs in dark and gloomy surroundings (my favourite kind of place for models it has to be said), I thought it was time for a change so set up in the studio gallery. The light in this space first thing in the morning id beautiful and even though it was a fairly damp October day I still managed to get nice reflections on the polished concrete floor. My new model, Rowan, has a lovely profile which I made the most of. 
The paintings threw up a few problems I was not used to dealing with - mainly contrast and half tones in the patterned areas of the kimono. Keeping the colours fresh and vibrant in half silhouette was tricky. With the white Uchikake kimono, I loved the way the light filtered through the silk revealing the red lining fabric glowing.

'Silent Dawn'
oil on linen

'First Light'
oil on linen

Monday, 24 March 2014

Nashville is go!

I am very pleased to announce that 3 of my paintings will be included in the upcoming 'Celebrating the Portrait as Art' Exhibition at  The Haynes Galleries in Nashville TN.
I am excited to seeing my work hanging alongside some astonishingly talented artists working today.

'Summer Rose' and 'Black Marabou Fan' are two of the paintings on sale. 

Show opens April 18 to May 24, 2014