Urban Forest

This contemporary abstract painting relates to way we obscure nature in our cities, then seek it in our rural environments – but all the time nature adapts to our built environment and returns. Ultimately we can never ignore nature and will always have to live hand in glove with it. The sooner we accept thatContinue reading “Urban Forest”

Construction 73

Construction 73. A contemporary abstract reflecting life in a working urban environment. Those familiar with maths may understand the significance of 73 in both prime and digital (or you’re a fan of The Big Bang Theory). The oblective was to set up a construction that ‘almost’ balances. Everything in it is not quite aligned soContinue reading “Construction 73”

Wild Swimming

This poster was inspired by the Art Deco movement. One of my passions as a young man was to swim wherever I could (this is not a self portrait). Rivers, lakes, outdoor lidos, even a river pool in the Kakadu National Park in Australia. There is a rock pool at the top of Victoria FallsContinue reading “Wild Swimming”

Sophia

Over 50 years ago I was at art college and was considering specialising in portraiture. I also studied visual interpretation and the psychology of perception (essentially, what we think we see as opposed to what we actually see or, sometimes, what we want to see). I started producing images which, to some extent, replicated theContinue reading “Sophia”

Music in the City

Over 200 actual ticket stubs to concerts have been used to create this fantasy music city waterfront. All the great bands of the last 70 years are represented here. Although you may argue that your favourite band is missing – especially if it’s very recent. Produced as a museum-quality poster made on long-lasting semi-glossy (silk)Continue reading “Music in the City”

Barnstaple and the Taw

This view of Barnstaple is slightly idealised as the Quay has changed somewhat over the years. This depicts it in a leafier, greener age before town planners decided to sanitise and formalise it. The main building of Bridge Chambers, the Museum of Barnstaple and Trinity Church tower remain relatively unscathed even today. The bridge wasContinue reading “Barnstaple and the Taw”

The Orchard under the Moor

This is an imaginary view based on an orchard I passed every time I returned to Exmoor. As I turned off the main road I would pass this large apple orchard. To me this was start point of returning to Exmoor as the road from there rose quickly onto the high moors and brought meContinue reading “The Orchard under the Moor”

Côte d’Azur

Fashion illustration, travel posters and the Art Deco movement are all influences in this poster for the Côte d’Azur. I feel it would be wonderful if travel destinations were still advertised with such simple design, but of course the purpose of travel and number pf people travelling has changed. Travellers used to be ‘seen’ inContinue reading “Côte d’Azur”

Japanese inspired magazine cover

Japanese art, fashion and illustration style are all influences in this poster. At one time I aspired to be a magazine layout designer until I appreciated the dull monotony of the job. At that time, in the late 1960s early 70s, there were a range of magazines that were beautiful works of art in themselvesContinue reading “Japanese inspired magazine cover”