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Painting Gower Cows

I have painted five “cow portraits” in all, recently. Here they are. I have enjoyed getting to know them as individuals, their long history in art and human society, and especially painting them. I have learnt a lot about their anatomy, especially their curious two-toed feet, or rather “paired hooves”. I have also discovered that cows have … Read the rest

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Painting Cows

I am delighted to have sold “Koei 1509”, a painting of a South African cow, to a collector in Oxfordshire, England. The painting was based on a photograph by talented photographer Herman von Bon, who generously allowed me to use his image. Herman photographs the South African landscape along with its people and animals. I particular like his wildlife … Read the rest

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Pet Loves in the 19th century

Although I love painting landscapes, whether streetscapes or woodlands, I also like to paint animals. It doesn’t matter what I paint a street or a donkey – I response to colour and light in a subject. Yet, whenever I paint a dog or sparrow I have this sneaking suspicion that serious artists don’t do this. That somehow paintings of animals … Read the rest

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Lady Sheep

This is a new painting – “Lady Sheep” – a sheep of the manor overlooking a beautiful hilly estate in The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. My parents live in the Cotswolds, which is delightful place.

I am always surprised by the amount of buildings stuck into the hills and valleys. I also love the homogeneity of the stone work in these building, … Read the rest

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Queen Cow in all Her Majesty!

Queen Cow

It is a poor image on an iphone but news of my artwork has arrived on the streets of London. I have recently been asked to join a select group of artists on a website called Painted.org.uk which will advertise the artwork of various artists throughout west and north London via these big LED digital screens. This is a really … Read the rest