I just loved the colour of the bright blue posts contrasting against the faded outside of the buildings.
Fine Art Painter specialising in Still Life, Interiors, Venice and Jazz.
After the benefits of a traditional art education rooted in the principles of design and draughtsmanship, I am almost inevitably, a realist artist and the control of colour and light are still the fascinating daily challenges. When I concentrate on a Still Life or detail from a larger subject, I re-live the pleasure of close observation inculcated in my student days. For me, a Still Life is never a Nature Morte. When painted, even an inanimate object can express vitality. With interiors, I am particularly drawn to what is mysterious or suggested leaving a subliminal narrative open to interpretation by the viewer.
Fortunate, for long periods, to have lived in Italy – particularly Venice – I have latterly made regular trips to Provence and Northern France. These experiences, and a lifetime’s love of Jazz, are obviously reflected in my work.
Among Artists, I readily admit to the influence of Wyeth, Tindle, Hopper, Caravaggio and Vermeer.