Thursday, 15 September 2016

CEDARS HALL, WELLS. Fantastic architecture, I feel so privileged to be one of the artists exhibiting in this new space


Lisa Wright, Susanna Lisle and Kate Noble

Three SouthWest painters are showing their work in the new Cedars Hall building. These three painters work responds in colour and mood to a fantastic light filled contemporary space which reflects the surrounding landscape.  Lisa Wright's portrait glows out of a vibrant emerald background and Susanna Lisle's work graphically captures a tense winter tangle of white and deep green. Kate Noble's scaled-up artichoke, suspended at eye level is a dazzle of brilliant blue and green.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Chosen for WAC 2016

Chosen for WAC 2016, Wells Art Contemporary

the Road to Bath 2016, oil on calico on canvas with resin

Friday, 26 August 2016

more high colour and shine

I have been asked to submit something for an exhibition called FEAST to co-incide with Wells Food Festival in October, at Heritage Couryard Studios. A combination of water melon and luscious tulips, scarlets, pinks and vibrant orange, using oil paint, water colour and inks and resin.
Cocomero and Tulip

Friday, 5 August 2016

INDIA an exhibition of paintings at Heritage Courtyard, WELLS from August 11th

I have been working on making colour as high as possible to reflect those fabric colours that are seen in Gugerat and Rajasthan. I have been using inks, watercolours, and resin. AND I think I have succeeded in getting that brightness, using puppets as subject matter.

Lotus Cafe 40x30cms

Kanjari Woman40x30cms

Banjari Man40x30cms

Bho[pa Woman 40x30cms

Dungawar Hunt 30x40cms
Pushkar Shepherd 30x40cms
Bandit Queen 40x30cms

Exhibition with Heather Jane Wallace open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm 
tel 07894701734

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

What We All Fear - new painting Arborization Goes Quickly

Arborization Goes Quickly

I dont know whether this painting explains itself well enough, the ageing brain, from images of atrophy of axioms at a course I did on introduction to neuroscience in Oxford recently, gradual loss of neurons, in Alzheimer's arborization goes quickly.
Arborization Goes Quickly 2016 oil on calico on board 120x100cms

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Bath Society of Artists Annual exhibition 2016

The exhibition opens on Saturday 23 April. There were queues around the block, in the freezing cold and drizzle to enter. I am exhibiting another India painting, Orchha Sunrise.

Orchha Sunrise 2016, oil on calico on board 110x80cms £1650

Monday, 11 April 2016

Exhibition of 2 Painters at Red Brick Building, Glastonbury

The exhibition is up, and the opening was a great success. It was wonderful to see so many people there. Meanwhile, here are 2 unhung paintings, for which there was not enough space.
One could of course be a homage to Howard Hodgkin, whose Indian paintings I have found most inspirational.
I have now made the painting of the Woman at Udiaphur much more lively, and will send it in to the Millfield Open 2016. The paint surface now works with epoxy resin

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Another India Painting, the Pink House at Poshina, Gugerat at dawn

I am having a show of my India paintings at the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury starting on April 5th, sharing it with Philippa Threlfall who has a fine line in nostalgic paintings of northern workers fro the 1960's, workers whose industries have in many cases now become defunct. Pure frustration at a painting not going well, so it became a Hodgkin Pastiche....
Pink House Poshina 2016 oil on calico on board 110x80cms

Hodgkin Pastiche, 2016 oil on calico on canvas 40x30cms

Tuesday, 23 February 2016


I had my first pair of glasses when I was 5, a massive -3.50Dioptres, eventually landing up with great heavy lenses at -11D. Then contact lenses for years, and eventually bilateral cataract surgery leading to a blissful unbespectacled period of time, followed by the partial loss of sight in one eye and a return to glasses. But I love my small clear world, which I have had all my life. My paintings are clear, because as I use photographs and sketches for reference, and paint on a canvas, everything within that space of under a metre is clear. Beyond that all is a haze. So I want to celebrate that clarity whilst I can. I sometimes use the permanent double image that I have to make paintings, as I feel it makes for interest ‘copy’. I think that this is the reason why I cannot think in abstract terms, my attempts at abstract paintings have been meaningless to me: my brain needs to find a reality – the fusiform gyrus is strong. (

Poshina Pond 2016 oil on calico on board 110x80cms
Orchha Dawn, 
Madhya Pradesh 2016 oil on calico on board 110x80cms

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Rajasthan and Gugerat Paintings

I visited India in December 2015. I have an exhibition in April at the Red Brick Building in Glastonbury so a lot of preliminary sketches, and feel that the series can now start - a series of paintings, oil on calico on board coming up.
Dusk Road 2015, oil on calico on board 110x80cms
  Rajasthan Motorway 2016, oil on calico on board 110x80cms

Red Palace Dungawar 2016, oil on calico on board 110x80cms