Autumn Puddle

90cm x 60cm

Acrylic on box canvas

The colours, the rippling, the water, the leaves, the glimmer. I knew what attracted me to this idea but this one definitely evolved. 

When I needed a bit of inspiration I took a wander to clear my head and found the exact beautifully-coloured and shaped leaves I was looking for. Brought them home to study them and this piece then came together nicely.

The colours look so much more vibrant in the flesh.

£525

Dive

75cm x 50cm
Acrylic on box canvas

I came up with this composition following a suggestion to try water splashes.

Water is one of my favourite subjects to paint. And a theme running through a lot of my work is a sense of movement. So this combined the two nicely.

This is my daughter's favourite so feel a bit guilty putting it up for sale!

£250

Mabie Baby

100cm x 50cm

Acrylic on box canvas

The majesty of these beauties in Scotland's Mabie Forest is breathtaking. It struck me during a family stroll amongst them. Impossible not to be inspired.

Have tried to capture some of their utter awesomeness by standing right at the foot and looking up. Even gave it a hug while I was there.

I'm totally with Leonardo DiCaprio on how important the world's forests are. They demand our protection.

Don't look at your feet, look up to be inspired by amazing possibilities.

£695

Elevated State

60cm x 50cm

Acrylic on box canvas

A runner since my late teens, I still squeeze in an off-road climb most weeks.

Hard work, yes, and sometimes I'm not in the mood but the finest views and oxygen that await always keep me plodding on. Feel fit to drop on the ascent and alive on the top.

This is my homage to two special ladies and our weekly hill fix.

£215

Apollo

35m x 28cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Have always wanted an action dog.

We met one on a mountain-biking excursion and he was awesome. He was called Apollo, although he was a brown Dalmatian not this energetic Spaniel.

Have tried to make my Apollo just as alive and focused on his end goal.

We have our own action dog now and she is even more fun than we ever imagined.

£265

Make A Splash

35m x 28cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

Looking out the window and watching the birds go crazy in the bird bath gave me the idea for this water action painting, although can't say we've ever been lucky enough to spot a kingfisher in the garden.

Surprised myself how well this one turned out. Love it when that happens!

SOLD

Out

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on canvas panel

My love of both the annual occasion that is Wimbledon and the sporting moment of impact led me to create Out.

It turned out to be quite tricky but not for the reasons I expected. Thought the body position would be the hardest bit but in fact it was the face that challenged me the most. It definitely tested me. But it's good to be tested.

£50

Bathtime

35m x 28cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

Another feathered friend taking a dip. He may not be as colourful as the kingfisher but just as beautiful in an understated way.

£295

 

All Set To Ride 

40m x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

My first commission was a mountain biking piece so will always have a soft spot for the subject matter, despite being more of a roadie myself.

I like to try depicting usual activities or objects from unusual angles.

And who doesn't love a glorious sunset?

SOLD

River Wader

40m x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel
Continuing the splashes theme, a determined four-legged beast dragging itself through a stretch of water.
Finished this one in July 2018. Or so I thought. He came out of storage for Cheltenham Open Studios week and was subjected to a bit of a tweaking.
So much happier with him now.

SOLD

Ready For Take Off

40m x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel
Yep, another watery scene. 
My blackbird was not that black and my swan is not as white as you'd think. There is glorious colour everywhere you look.  

SOLD

The Kill

100m x 50cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
Created The Kill to feature in my first exhibition as part of Cheltenham Open Studios in June 2019.
Inspired by my own little wolf dog.  

£555

Sinking

55cm x 45cm

Acrylic on box canvas
 
A bit of a moody one this time, just to try something different. A bit of raw emotion instead of movement.
I really do love painting eyes.
Wasn't sure if I was going to add the bubbles or not but glad I did.

£345

Second to Last

20cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
Created during my stewarding stints at our Cheltenham Open Studios 2019 exhibition at Southend Lodge. Started on June 8 finished on June 16, with lots of interesting chats in between.

£45

Fledgling

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel
 
Baby birds everywhere in the garden right now. Here's Fledgling. Hasn't got his red yet but fluffy and full of life nonetheless. And taking a cheeky dip.

£315

Crash

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel
 
This wonderful art adventure I'm on began with a wave so thought it was about time to revisit the theme.
It's interesting to look at this painting alongside Wave. I love them both but can see how much I've learned in a relatively short space of time.

£255

Save Me

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel
 
An underwater scene. Maybe someone who's come a cropper in Crash!
Hands and water have always appealed to me. The foreshortening aspect also inspired me here.

£255

A Flying Visit

50cm x 40cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
Inspired when a pair of bullfinches dined in our garden one lunchtime. I saw it as a sign this vibrant specimen wanted to be painted.
First spotted them in June 2019, after which they visited almost daily for quite a few months.
The male always fed, the female usually accompanied him but didn't always feed.
Love their colour. The male so much brighter. The female sometimes looked more like a chaffinch but then I'd clock her striking companion.

£325

Wun Wabbit

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
One of three small canvases I worked on ahead of a private viewing in August 2019. Bright Eyes legging it. Or is it Cotton Tail?
Settled on Wun Wabbit due to what was running through my head as I was painting him.

£50

Flower Shower

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
Number two. Inspired by a suggestion from one of my most dedicated supporters. 
A bouquet for that someone special will last two weeks, if you're lucky. This single red rose will go on for ever.
Made the perfect romantic gesture for a wedding anniversary present.

SOLD

Over There

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
And finally, number three.
Phew! That was a lot of painting in one week for me but I did it. And managed to sell two out of three so well worth the effort.
Hands and water: reoccurring themes for me since my teens and my A-level art exam piece, a clay sculpture called Embrace.
Are they going down or coming up? I'll let you decide.

SOLD

Jump Again

50cm x 40cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas
 
Look familiar? Was a very interesting experience, recreating a painting that was so spontaneous at its conception in January 2018.
This is my 2019 version of Jump, one of my early creations.
Jump will never be for sale as I've decided it is too precious to me. It's one of my signature pieces from the start of my journey. 
But Jump Again is. It's not identical but pretty close to the original. And slightly smaller (Jump is 60cm x 50cm)
Maybe this could become an annual tradition for me?

£395

Entry

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on canvas panel
Another small original.
I do like my water scenes, although the movement here is rather more sedate.
Definitely a clean entry.
 
£50

Warrior

25cm x 20cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel
Hold these guys in such high esteem. Big respect to the bees.
Someone suggested doing a bee during a chance chat. Always had it in mind to try it out since then.
These guys are more important then ever to life as we know it and they battle on despite the odds against them.

£225

The Boss

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Not your typical Christmas robin. Feisty rather than cutesy.

One of the bravest birds in our garden, that's for sure. Keeps me company when gardening in all weathers, serenades our alfresco meals in the summer and rules the roost all year round. Every garden should have one.

£250

Super Squirrel

25cm x 20cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Squirrel coming atchya!

This one was fun. My festive furball flying through the air. Yeehah!

Two Christmas creations done, two to go. I'm aiming for a snowy set of four to turn into greeting cards.

 

£125

Polar Stroller

40cm x 30cm

Acrylic on stretched canvas

So if you were asked to picture a polar bear in a snowy place I'm guessing most people would probably conjure up a very white, cold scene.

Well here's my take on the subject. This is the third in my Christmas Collection 2019. Not a lot of white going on here and a whole lot of colour instead.

£250

The Hunter

30cm x 23cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

A fox cub once came into our garen to curl up under a tree for a kip. Was very cute.

But this fella has only got one thing on his mind and it's not snoozing!

My focussed fox completes my Christmas Collection 2019, which has now been turned into greeting cards.

£250

Burst

90cm x 60cm

Stretched canvas

Really proud of this guy. One of two showpieces created for my Paint, Punch and Positivity exhibition in November 2019.

It took 22 hours of painting, every one of them filled with tunes by one of Bristol's finest Kosheen on shuffle loop. Always need a top soundtrack.

£815

Boom!

90cm x 60cm

Stretched canvas

Kickboxing and martial arts have become such a big part of my life for many years now so holding an exhibition at the academy where I train was the perfect excuse to do another kickboxing painting.

Thought it was going to be a flying sidekick but while doing a quick sketch of ideas it evolved into a flying axekick instead.

It's totally different to the other showpiece Burst but I think the two together show my two different emerging styles. One is imagination, the other observation, one more abstract and modern the other a more factual interpretation.

But both are colour, movement and shape.

This lady is one to be reckoned with.

£525

In The Saddle

40cm x 30cm

Framed acrylic on canvas panel

A bit of an unusual perspective, kind of in his lap as he's just about to launch off a cliff.

I don't think rocks and bikes mix personally but I know there are plenty of crazy dudes out there that do.

£255

Acrylic paintings and prints on request

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