A little blue train crossing the
River Wandle 12" x 9"
Wandsworth in Autumn light - sold
12 x 9"
Three Morris Minors - Sold
The Desertification of S W London
I create paintings that are modest in size and designed to hang on a wall, my preferred medium is oil on primed boards.
I procure pre-cut wooden panels and administer six layers of various acrylic primers, glasspaper is employed to this veneer to render a smooth finish, I then apply a layer of Thixotropic Alkyd primer which produces a surface with extra smoothness.
When painting in situ, my substrate is placed upon an opened Pochade box which in turn is fixed to a tripod. For studio artwork, I paint traditionally placing a board or canvas on an easel using an artists' pallet.
I have split my practice into two ways of working, In summer I like to paint outside directly from life. These plein air investigations are traditional representations of the environment in which I live which can be sold and enjoyed in their own right or used as a reference for larger canvases. In winter and bad weather, I take these opportunities to work in the atelier, to develop ideas contained within a world of whimsical pop-surrealism with an added proclivity towards puerile sentiment.
This combination gives me constant involvement, improves drawing, composition, manipulation of paint, observation, and management of time. I ambitiously follow my artistic peers for inspiration and enhancement.