Saturday, 10 August 2019


Hello and welcome to my Blog...

This week I am preparing 10 paintings for a solo show
in Louth Riverhead Theatre Gallery, Lincolnshire.

The paintings will be on display from 
Tuesday 3 September until the end of the month.
More details will be posted nearer the time.  

The title of the show is...

 Oil paintings of Lincolnshire in the Wild

A selection of oil paintings about

 wild places in Lincolnshire 

from the Coast to the Wolds.  

Created in my Studio, 

these abstractions rekindle 

fleeting memories as I work.  

 This is a journey beyond reality; 

an imaginative ‘sense of place’.  

It has been fun to make this selection 

as I wanted to have a group of paintings 

which reflect my love of the wild.  

 I feel happiest when I am surrounded 

by nature in its relaxed sense.  

Outside my studio door

It’s all in the paint.

My pictures are made from marks...

mostly spontaneous and free.  

 As I work, the shapes and colours begin 

to form ‘abstract landscapes’.  

  The re-kindling of memories comes 

from this painting process.  

Sometimes the painting is purely 

about colours and shapes...

Although there isn’t any direct reference 

to the landscape, the colours are 

around me in my garden.

I have a liking for industrial shapes too...

Skyline shapes, cranes and 

chimneys sometimes appear.

They are imaginary ones here.

This picture has a resemblance of a steelworks.

As a child I remember my father taking 

me at night to Scunthorpe Steelworks 

and watching the red hot slag 

tipping from the little rail trucks. 

Moving on.

My painting is always evolving.  

This is a recent one...

making the bright marks centre of attention.

Oil paint from the tube has 

been used for the red swirl.  

It was purely fun.

Three more pictures followed...

Also using oil pastels for rubbing on 

some of the marks and oil paint 

squeezed straight from the tube.  

Random marks and shapes emerged.

They all have a similar theme.


Moving on again.

This week the weather has changed.  

Suddenly it feels like autumn.

Oddly, my painting changed at the 

same time although not deliberately.

These two pictures have a 

definite autumn colour palette.

A journey through the year in my studio.

Where to next?  Adventure awaits.

Here is a quote from Nicholas Wilton...

“In art often you have to start before

you know where you are going.

There are no roadmaps for each of our

creative paths if they are truly our own”.

Until next time...

Thank you for visiting.