path oil on canvas 97x93cm
cloud oil on board 18x15cm
to Annett oil on canvas 56x72cm
Moon over the Eastern Isles gouache 20x20cm
Castledown oil on panel 29x19cm
first visited the Islands in 1984, camping on each of the islands in turn, each
one leaving their own impression and magic.
Scilly is always there sitting on the horizon like a group of jewels laced with
romanticism and memory. Sometimes a few smudges swallowed in murky storms other
times exotic shapes bathed in the brilliant atlantic light.
In Conjunction with Gallery Tresco in have made various excursions to the ‘Fortunate
Isles’ to paint and soak up the special atmosphere of the place.
A place that sits on the edge of the great wilderness that is The Atlantic Ocean,
a place that draws my eye into that vast firmament.Again as in Scotland I find
myself returning to familliar places over time, seeing how my own memory of
a place can change over time and distance. Being seperated from the subject
acts as a kind of delay mechanism.
Scilly belies its nature, seen as pretty and placid, if you stop and listen,
amongst the tranquility you can hear and sense the roar of the ocean that surrounds
I seem to be drawn to painting amongst islands, whether they are Scilly, The
Outer Hebrides and Western Highlands of Scotland, Nantucket Island in the States,
Venice and recently new found muse Sicily, Italy.
Islands seem the closest place one can get to being in a garden and being amongst
the waves - and no more so than on Scilly.
over St Martins oil on canvas 26 x 82 cm
- Dark hill, oil on canvas 92x168 cm
then I found autumn again ', oil on canvas 15 x 20 cm
III, oil on panel 15 x 18 cm
Flowers II gouache 15 x 20 cm
lane I gouache 15 x 20 cm
- Bryher - Tresco Down, oil on canvas 92x168 cm
light - Tresco Down, oil on canvas 92x168 cm