Paintings, Drawings and Linocuts

greenqueen

The Green Queen and her Bird

Acrylic on Canvas

blue prince

The Blue Prince and his Horse

Acrylic on Canvas

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When I was growing up we played a lot of card games and dominoes in my family and I was fascinated by the faces on the playing cards. Apparently I still am.

 

These four paintings draw their inspiration from seventeenth century European playing cards and represent the four loves - self regard, romantic love, eros and compassion.

The Red King and his Hawk

Acrylic on Canvas

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The Yellow Fool and his Dog

Acrylic on Canvas

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Alice sees the White Rabbit

 

Alice in Wonderland Series

Watercolour on Paper

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The Frog Footman

 

Alice in Wonderland Series

Watercolour on Paper

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You are old, Father William

 

Alice in Wonderland Series

Watercolour on Paper

I am currently working on illustrations of Alice in Wonderland - one of my favourite books. So far there are six images, three of which are shown here and I am currently working on the Mad Tea Party with more images to follow for the 2017 show.

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Detail from Desert Blooms

Acrylic on Canvas

hereshecomes

Here She Comes

Acrylic on Canvas

This painting was inspired by the 'Obby 'Oss (Hobby Horse) May Day celebrations in UK. Here the Teaser is a Hare.

foolsinthewood

Fools in the Wood

Watercolour on Paper

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The Owl Service

Watercolour on Paper

This painting was inspired by Alan Garner's classic book The Owl Service which is based around The Mabinogion. Such a compelling read I missed my train stop and had to walk home in the dark.

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Crowned by the Heron King

Watercolour on Paper

This painting was inspired by listening to way too much Califone, particularly Heron King Blues.

Elephant

L'elephant

Watercolour on Paper

on my way (2)

On my Way

Watercolour on Paper

This is a rite of passage painting and marks my departure from a job I really didn't like. It's part of a sequence inspired by the Mithila Painters of India.

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Dancing in my Garden

Watercolour on Paper

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Wedding Bread

Acrylic on Canvas .

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Gift

Linocut

St Ives

St Ives

Linocut

I like my linocuts primitive and chunky and St Ives, Cornwall is my favourite place in the UK.

opened a door

I Opened a Door

Acrylic on Canvas

The Dutch House at Topsham

 

The Dutch House, Topsham

Watercolour on Paper

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Esther's Hare

Pencil on Paper

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King Hare with his Holly Crown

Watercolour on Paper

beaks snowhare spirithouse

 

 

    Soul House

Acrylic on Canvas

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Figs and Lemons

Acrylic on Canvas

                              Guardians      

                       Acrylic on Canvas              

listen

           Man listening to a flower

                 Pencil on Paper

           

snowhare

     The King of Midwinter

     Watercolour on Paper

partridge

Partridge in a Pear Tree

 Watercolour on Paper