Artwork

Welcome to my Artwork page. Here you will find examples of my artwork created through manipulating photographs, digital paintings, or prints of physical paintings (mainly oil pastel and watercolour with ink). Please click on any image that you would like to see in a larger format. This section should be growing regularly so please check back - I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.

The coast and seaside feature regularly in my artwork. My favourite place to spend time is the coast whether in the UK or abroad. I love the power of the sea and the beauty in sea spray, beautiful beach huts and amazing scenery. The first two images above are based on beach huts. The first is called "Reflecting Summer" and is a reflection of beach huts in wet sand - it conveys the beauty of the colours and reflections without shouting loudly what it is. The second image is called "Wells-next-the-Sea" and (unsurprisingly) is based on beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. Growing up in Norfolk this images reflects my wonderful childhood memories of my favourite seaside location. The image on the right is titled "A very British Postcard" and is based on the big wheel at Skegness. Photographed on a rainy day and manipulated to create a representation of a seaside visit that every Brit can relate to - how many times have you been to the UK coast and been drenched by the rain more than the sea? The wonderful colours and the British determination to have a good time whatever the weather! After all, if we waited for good weather we'd only venture out once or twice a year!

The images above are manipulated photographs taken near Sherringham along the North Norfolk Coast. The first is titled "An even Bigger Splash" and is the main piece. The other two images complement this image in a triptic (shown below) making a wide dramatic capture of the beauty found all around edges of the UK! I love the sea spray - all of the unique individual shapes spraying and changing at high speed and with thunderous power.

The first image above is an Icelandic landscape entitled "Rush Hour in Iceland" in the distance a couple of cars are coming towards the viewer as we gaze into the magnificent landscape so unique to Iceland. The image to the right is a digital painting of Venice in Italy titled "With Mirth and Laughter Let Old Wrinkles Come". This image captures and conveys the romance, the dreaming and the beauty of a place that is like no other.

The image above is an Australian Seascape captured in a digital painting. Conveying the beauty of the Australian coastline and the often deserted beaches - who doesn't dream of a beach where only you and your loved one are present! Beautiful tranquillity, priceless.

The images above are paintings created using photographs I took on Safari in South Africa as the source. The Cheetah on top left is an oil pastel drawing and the second Cheetah and Lion are digital paintings.

Both of the images above were initially captured along the River Severn in Worcestershire, UK. The first was a wonderful little rowing boat that had seen better days - I couldn't stop photographing it - such beautiful colours and texture and so many meanings if we just gaze upon it for a while. I called this piece "You Can't Have Too Many Good Times". The second image was initially captured along the same stretch of water. The manipulated photograph shows a bleached scene of the river and boat tied to the bank. It reminds me of summer holidays long passed, long hot days spent with friends that we thought would never end. The image is aptly named "Seasons in the Sun".

These images are a little different. The first is a manipulated photograph of a pocket watch - so may quotes and sayings we can append to this images so I'll leave it for you to name the image with the words that mean the most to you...my favourite is "Time is Precious; Waste it Wisely" and is the name I gave this artwork. The image on the right is a manipulated photograph of a fire hydrant in Lisbon, Italy. I don't know why I love the texture and markings on the walls so much - their stark colours against the wonderful red of the fire hydrant. Beauty is everywhere if you capture it right!