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Painting of the Year 2014 – New Horizons: A Ceiling Painting

After what has been a progressively uncomfortable year, I have both pleasure and relief in revealing a painting which has been the product of much thought, deliberation and soul-searching in the quest for a meaningful direction for my future: I … Continue reading

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Paintings & Patrons

Redentore Fireworks: 60″ x 120″, 152cm x 305cm Just a few days ago we completed the installation of a major commissioned watercolour in its destination, in a private collection in Britain. The ‘Redentore Fireworks over Venice’ had been the result … Continue reading

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A Hidden Great: Painting of the Month January 2013

Patio de los Leones, Alhambra Watercolour on paper 60″ x 137″ (152cm x 348cm) A true painting of the month this one, now exactly one month since I first confronted the huge piece of unmarked watercolour paper stretched out on … Continue reading

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New York Calling: September 2012 Painting of the Month

Washington Arch, New York, 2012, watercolour on paper 40 x 30 inches After the dullest British summer in living memory, I begin to understand why landscape painters often used titles to describe the weather or to make excuses for light … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee Pageant: June 2012 Painting of the Month

The Procession of the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant, 2012 24 x 40 inches / 60 x 102 cm Not being a person who likes to miss out on a spectacle, I was thrilled to be able to witness at first … Continue reading

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Painting of the Month – J. M. W. Turner’s “The Falls of the Reichenbach”

J. M. W. Turner “The Falls of the Riechenbach” Over the holiday we took our children to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie “A Game of Shadows” . The thrilling denouement of this film takes place at the brink of … Continue reading

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December Painting of the Month

‘A Mountain Farm, Slovenia’ Watercolour on paper 11 x 15 inches, 1998 In the collection of HRH The Prince of Wales A few weeks ago the Dean of Guildford and I gave a joint talk – a colloquium – which … Continue reading

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