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Enchanted Wood

 

This is a painting of a most enchanted wood, halfway between Ilston and the Gower Inn in the Parkmill area of Gower peninsula in Wales. These woody areas, as many artlovers will have realised by now, are a constant source of inspiration for much of my refractionist and post-refractionist work. This pine wood lies on one side of a … Read the rest

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Grey Clouds over Black Mountain – a Brecon Beacons painting

Brecon Becons Painting

This oil painting is of an area that inspires many of my landscapes, the Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales.
Unlike most of my other landscape paintings of the Beacons which paint areas of the Black Mountains, this painting is on the opposite side of the central Brecon Beacons from the Black Mountains, in an area called, somewhat confusingly, the Black … Read the rest

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The Long Way home

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This people portrait is intentionally quite poignant as it features an elderly man who seems to be carrying some of his belongings in a plastic shopping bag. It is not clear if he is unkempt in his crumpled rain coat because he is homeless or has gone beyond caring too much about his appearance.Either way, he looks sad and almost … Read the rest

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New York, New York!

I am delighted to say I have just SOLD this oil painting “Umbrella Flowers” via Artfinder.

It is now going to be living in New York, New York, USA

“An expressionist oil painting of some cow parsley flowers craning their necks to the sun to catch a fragment of some nourishing summer light as it peeks and shoots through the … Read the rest

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Fresh October Morning

 

This oil painting returns to Gower for inspiration. The area painted is further upstream from the earlier “Ilston” series”. I wanted to paint more of an expanse behind the trees and brook to give a heightened expression of that fresh, crisp, nose tingling feeling of early morning in late October.

 

The background morphed into burnished orangy-purple hills, perhaps … Read the rest

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Moving Mountains – a Brecon Beacons Painting

Delighted to say I have just SOLD “Sugar Loaf and Table Mountain”” via Artfinder – now off to live in Surrey!

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“Returning again to paint one of my favourite views and areas of Mid Wales, that of The Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
This is a scene of the fleeting sun light through the clouds, brushed … Read the rest