I've always painted. A few years ago I was a bit obsessed with painting faces, but when I realised I was filling my house with "people" I suddenly lost interest. I loved doing the Gum Zen series, playing with photos with patterns made by gum leaves. I've also painted a few murals, some quite large, but I prefer the excitement of starting on a fresh blank canvas, or indeed a new start over the top of an old painting, which always brings nice surprises when the underpainting shows through.
I've been doing more sculpture than painting in recent years, but at times I crave to paint just so I can play with colours, or more colours than I tend to use in sculpture.
1800 x 1200, acrylic. One of my favourites, NFS
763 mm square, acrylic on canvas. NFS
910 x 910, acrylic. I painted this over an unsuccessful landscape - and stopped after whiting out the background, as I loved the way the underpainting worked. Sold.
510 x 1530, acrylic. It wasn't till I blew up the image that I noticed the buds - the leaves were only a small part of the overall original photo. Sold.
755 x 1015, acrylic. Two friends unwittingly imitating each other while watching a bonfire from a hillside. NFS.
1200 x 1800, acrylic, the result of 2 friends being hams at a fancy dress party. NFS
915 x 915, acrylic. One of my mentors. NFS
600 x 755, acrylic. NFS
1530 x 1015, acrylic. I had some fun manipulating an old black and white photo of my dad. NFS
1620 x 1220, acrylic, three of us having a Morning After. The window light is a major element of the composition. NFS
1800 X 1200, acrylic. Sold.
1200 x 900, acrylic. I've spent over 30 years staring at this phenomenon - the cows on the other side of the river glow in the late afternoon when the foreground on my side of the valley is in deep shade. Sold. The whole series is sold.