Boats in Mousehole HarbourAbout this work
This is a Collagraph
Canoes at MouseholeAbout this work
This is a Collagraph
Blue Roofs at St Levan
Rocks at PorthgwarraAbout this work
This is an oil painting done directly in front of the rocks.
Rocks meet Sea, Cornwall
Lamorna 1About this work
Acrylic painted on site at Lamorna
Lamorna 2About this work
Acrylic painted at Lamorna Cove, Cornwall
Lamorna 3About this work
Acrylic painted at Lamorna Cove
Trent Park Trees
Selfie with Tate
The Gloves are Off
To the Tate
Leaning In 44 cm x 34 cmAbout this work
This was a view through a restaurant window. I was gazing in, who was leaning in?
Beach WalkAbout this work
Two people walking on a beach, alongside each other, not talking.
I find the best beach walks are with a friend, but on our own separate journeys gazing at the sea, peering into rock pools, throwing stones into the sea.
Lost BoysAbout this work
Here are my brothers, in the 50s, fishing for something I think. My brother gave me this tiny black and white photo, taken with a brownie camera.
Looking Out to SeaAbout this work
Evocative of happy holidays in the sun? This ia commissioned portrait of a couple on their holidays enjoying themselves
A Day by the SeaAbout this work
This is a picture of a friend's parents in the 50s. I saw it on his desk and he kindly send me a copy. I found their expressions so happy and romantic. I added the stormy sea to indicate what was coming up behind them. They both remind me of my friend in different ways. It helped me to see where he came from.
Windy Day in AberdeenAbout this work
This painting encapsulates what I am interested in exploring. Each person is relating in a different way - with the viewer, with herself and with the surroundings.
Selfie with Tate
Uphill in Oakhill ParkAbout this work
On my way to swim early one winter morning I caught a beautiful view of the rising sun streaming over the frosty ground. I jumped out and took photos. The person was struggling uphill with the buggy and didn’t notice me or the view.
Kids on the Sofa - Knackered!About this work
This shows some young people I know well lounging on the sofa after a hard week. I think the picture says it all! They are relaxed enough in each other's company not to relate to each other at all at this moment. The way they have settled on top of one another indicates how comfortable they are.
Kids on the Sofa - RelaxingAbout this work
I took a series of photos of these two in the space of five minutes. Every picture tells a story!
Here the couple are focusing on different things - mobile phone and TV. But they are still relating to each other in the way they are sitting comfortably together.
Kids on the Sofa - SharingAbout this work
They are looking at something together on the phone and they look very tender and cosy.
Kids on the Sofa - yawningAbout this work
He has started to fiddle with her hair and she's getting a little pissed off. What's going to happen next?
Kids on the Sofa - SpittingAbout this work
She hates people messing with her hair!
I used different background colours to show different aspects of the relationship.
My Mother DisappearingAbout this work
This is from a photo taken on a brownie camera by a small person in the 1950s. Perhaps mother hurried off to get back to the housework and didn't have time to wait for my brother to take the picture. She died a year or so later, so disappeared definitively!
Katie in a DoorwayAbout this work
I am intrigued by windows and doorways. I suppose I was on the threshold of something and Katie was there in the doorway too. I took a photo and expanded on the idea!
An Evening by the SeaAbout this work
The stormy sea is exhilarating, dangerous, even threatening.The surfer is finishing for the day and looking forward to a calmer evening on land. I took a photo of a young surfer in Teignmouth and elaborated on the image.