Selection of work in Dry Media (various)
As well as oil paintings, I also work in a variety of dry media.
I particularly like conte crayon (often with a restricted pallet), or charcoal. Sometimes I mix the two to achieve the image I am looking for.
Selection of Oil Paintings
Oil Paintings old and new.
I am, primarily an oil painter.
I am, primarily, a painter of landscapes and buildings.
However, I am very interested in FACES. I like the results of a face painted in oils, but I like the speed of the results when working in either charcoal or in conte crayon (the results are similar- but one in monochrome, and one with colour). Here is a selection of portraits in each of these three media.
During the last twelve months of upheaval and uncertainty for all of us, I switched, for a while, to portrait painting. I participated in the #portraitsfornhsheroes movement on Instagram. This project, started by Portrait Artist, Tom Croft, involved pairing ordinary NHS workers performing extraordinary work during the first (and following) months of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, with portrait artists. I ended up painting three, which have, of course, now been passed on to their sitters.
Portraiture being quite a different discipline to painting landscapes, I don't have portraits for sale in my studio, but I'm always more than happy to discuss the possibility of a commission for a portrait.
July Open Studios
I am predominantly a painter of landscapes and village life paintings.
I paint the things around me- parts of my house, landscapes around, buildings near my home in Burwell, or ruins or seascapes. I love natural light, and am currently working on a series of paintings with lots of sky!
I also use other media to make pictures- I like Conte crayons, charcoal, and pencil drawings. I am drawn to a variety of subjects, but I do like the challenge of getting “a good likeness” in a portrait.
I am very happy to take commissions- I love to have visitors to my studio, by arrangement- contact me for an appointment- I can put the kettle on :)