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”

Cinque Terre

This is an original illustration employing the warm colours of the mediterranean. The Cinque Terre is a group of five villages within a national park in Italy’s Liguria region. It should still be on everyone’s bucket list, but its popularity and uniqueness has meant restricting tourism to avoid overcrowding.  Art poster prints are for saleContinue reading “Cinque Terre”

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”

Dominion Cinema, Southall, London

An illustration of the Dominion Cinema, Southall with a couple meeting outside. Now sadly demolished rather than being preserved. The setting is mid 1940s (the cinema was built in the late thirties) and the advertising posters are all from that period, being: It’s a Wonderful Life and Double Indemnity. The cinema is of a typicalContinue reading “Dominion Cinema, Southall, London”

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”

Generation Z

This is a digital manipulation of an original photograph which I took a couple of years ago. The image was created with several layers of the face with textures superimposed at each stage. The image represents Generation Z, the next cohort to take over the world and discover how hard it is to live asContinue reading “Generation Z”

Date Night at the Odeon Harrogate

This poster is the second cinema I’ve depicted, Although I never went to the Harrogate Odeon it is typical of so many cinemas I did frequent in the 1960s and 1970s. Sadly perhaps, many were lost to developments, bingo and most suffered a general decline. For me the cinema in those days represented both theContinue reading “Date Night at the Odeon Harrogate”

Marilyn’s Smile

Over fifty years ago I made this sketch, almost certainly from a photographic reference which has long disappeared from sight. The drawing has somehow survived all those years and I’ve now made a high resolution scan, cleaned it up a little (leaving some evidence of its journey) and turned it into a poster. She diedContinue reading “Marilyn’s Smile”

Over the Hills and Far Away

An experimental montage with multiple layers of torn digitalised coloured paper. I worked with actual paper on items like this in the 1980s, but a lot of the paper I used or dyed specially proved not to be colour fast. Although the changes in tone and colour were interesting, they gradually lost the original balance.Continue reading “Over the Hills and Far Away”