Costa Rica Savegre River
Costa Rica Cayman and Palm Leaves
Costa Rica Iguana and lianas
Costa Rica Soaring Vultures
Costa Rica Monarch Butterfly
Costa Rica Nocturnal Drama
Costa Rica Feeding Hummingbirds
Costa Rica Heron
Grazing Zebra
Sad Lion
Old Elephant
Reclining Cheetah
White Lioness
Grazing Zebra
White Rhino
Lion Head
Recumbent Cheetah
Bull Elephant
Venetian Gondolas at night
Venetian Canal view
Venetian Canal
Venetian Gondolier
Venetian Masquerade
Normandy Cottage
Boats, Carolles Beach
Puglia Olives
Puglia Piazza
MSM eventide
MSM orange sky
MSM big sky
MSM overcast day
MSM sunny day
MSM from Le Rivage
MSM from Bec d'Andaine
MSM at sunset
MSM and blue tree
MSM in blue ink
MSM at night
Venice, Fondamente Nuove
Venice, canal in Dorsoduro
Venice, San Simeone
Venice, view from Murano
Venice, lagoon island
Venice, San Giobbe
Venice view for Katie
Detail of Venice

Here are a few sketches and paintings from some of my recent trips abroad, including repeat visits to Normandy and Venice. The most recent set of paintings is a series called 'The Eye of the Beholder', which draws on images from a trip to Costa Rica. They attempt to confront the idea of beauty and fragility in nature, in subjects which are not always considered beautiful. Technically, they represent a return to experiments with a wide range of materials, including cling film, lining paper, wall filler and paper towels. I hope to exhibit this series in Purbeck Art Weeks in 2021.

The animal portraits are sketches and larger oil paintings based on photographs I took during a trip to Namibia and South Africa in 2018. The three large cat studies are now guarding my allotment against inquisitive Sika deer!

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Given to friends in Normandy

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Given to a friend