New paintings for 2020
THE WINCHESTER DIVER
This somewhat startling image is inspired by the remarkable true story of William Walker, a navy deep sea diver who, during 1906-1911 saved Winchester Cathedral from imminent collapse.

Oil on panel 61x91cm
ON THE WING
This luminous image evokes a moment in that most wonderful 'golden hour' of English summer evenings. An encounter between two figures as about them swallows swoop and dive in joy.

Oil on canvas 74x107cm
DRAGONFLIES ARE CALLING
The 'magic' of quiet, hidden pools has a enduring fascination through civilisation, mythology and in art.
From Hylas and the Nymphs, through Susannah and the Elders, to The Magician's Nephew and on to fantasy and comic-book adventures, secret pools have a special power in our imaginations.
In this image, different worlds intersect within a woodland lake and the dragonflies spiral in wonder around the strange structure and the lush blooms encased within.

This is, in effect, a mythological painting for which there is, as yet, no known mythic origin.

Oil on panel 91x61cm
ASCENSION WOODS
Somewhere between a 'rave', a vision, a drug-induced trip or an urban myth, this image was inspired by the joy, the mystery and the fearful sublime of our ancient woods.
Oil on canvas 50x100cm
From the archive
Crow clatter and squawk by Nik Chinook