Capturing the spirit of a long lost landmark…..

When I saw the subject of the ‘Time at the bar please’ exhibition at Yellow Edge Gallery, about pubs in Gosport, I got a clear picture in my mind of what I would paint.   However, I had no concept at the time of how the painting would end up!   One of my earliestContinue reading “Capturing the spirit of a long lost landmark…..”

Does a drawing have to look like somewhere?

This week I have been thinking about drawing – specifically the need to recreate a visual scene accurately or at least semi accurately. For the past few weeks I have been going to the same spot most days and drawing. But nothing I have drawn would be recognisable as the physical place. However for meContinue reading “Does a drawing have to look like somewhere?”

A Mindful moment – sound drawings

I am working on extending my new series based on Forton Lake and developing some more work based on the area. I have been spending a lot of time, mindfully recording what I see, what I hear and what I feel when I walk around the shores of the lake. An interesting exercise to doContinue reading “A Mindful moment – sound drawings”

Forton Creek Series

After a lot of work, I have produced three paintings that I am very pleased with, that convey my feelings about the creek near my home. Like many of us, I started reallly seeing my local area during the pandemic and I expect a lot more work in the future which is inspired by thisContinue reading “Forton Creek Series”

Putting it all into practice

I have spent the last five or six weeks reflecting on my new series and what I want to say. I decided to focus on the area where I walk, almost every day, to the shore of Portsmouth Harbour as I find it endlessly interesting and have yet to tire of going there. Obviously, sinceContinue reading “Putting it all into practice”

Considering….

I am busy at the moment, planning a new series of work based on Portsmouth Harbour and specifically the area around Forton Lake and the old buildings in Priddy’s Hard. This area is endlessly fascinating to me and often the object of my photography but coming up with a series of abstract paintings is anotherContinue reading “Considering….”

Exciting beginings

I’ve spent lockdowns doing a variety of online art courses with amazing tutors who ordinarily I would not be able to visit. I have really relished learning new techniques and honing my skills so that the next generation of my work is fresh and authentically me. Here is my latest triptych, one is finished butContinue reading “Exciting beginings”