Friday, April 28, 2017

Our Inconsolable Secret

Oil Barrels in Umraniye

“the sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret.” C.S. Lewis

Which is all to say that when beauty leaps out at you from forgotten corner it’s all the more gratifying. 

I spent a few hours in Yenik√∂y, Istanbul the other day. The sky was cloudless, the breeze was slight,  the spring sun was gentle and the car park attendant was full of smiles. I mentioned to him that working on the shores of the Bosphorus next to one of the most beautiful stretches of water in the world can’t be a bad thing and he smiled. It was probably a different story a few weeks ago in Istanbul’s notoriously cold damp March weather but he looked at one with the world.

Watercolour on 600 gm paper.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition

If anyone is in London in April two of my works are hanging in the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition from the 6 to 22 April 2017.

The private view is on the 5th April and I can get you an invitation if you contact me. If you'd like to attend any other time I can get you in free, just email me and I'll send you the necessary invitation.

The above is not one of the works being exhibited, but as always, it's for sale.
Contact me on if you're interested.

Many thanks....

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wouldn't hang it on your wall?

My obsession with industrial debris is reaching fever pitch at the moment. I discovered a place where sheet steel is lazer cut. The offcuts are enchanting! Yes, I know, no-one will hang this on their wall, so I keep getting told. All the same I'm following my artistic instincts!

Of course, it you'd like to hang it on your wall don't hesitate to contact me.

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