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”

Southport Pier

Southport in Merseyside, North West England. Taken one late afternoon for no other reason than it looked amazing. I was there partly to see Antony Gormley’s Another Place and this view was breathtaking. The government was going to move my parents to Southport from London, during WW2, but in the end my father remained inContinue reading “Southport Pier”

The Girl outside the Regal Cinema

An illustration of an Regal cinema in Barnstaple, North Devon with a girl waiting for a friend outside. This actual building still exists but sadly is no longer a cinema. The period I chose is the mid 1960s so the four advertising posters outside the cinema are all from around that period, being: Marnie, MyContinue reading “The Girl outside the Regal Cinema”

Porlock Weir, Exmoor, Somerset

This drawing of Porlock Harbour in Somerset, England was made only with coloured pencils. It was a fairly large scale piece of work and is available as a high quality poster in four sizes. The illustration uses a technique of over-layering pencils to create a depth of colour not always associated with this media. ThisContinue reading “Porlock Weir, Exmoor, Somerset”

A Peacock in the Orangery

This image for ‘A Peacock in the Orangery’ was inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, but borrows elements from Persian design and the bright colours found in mosaics from that wider region. It started as a title for a novel and developed into this poster. The idea for the novel may beContinue reading “A Peacock in the Orangery”