Costa Rica Heron

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

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 deer!

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Given to friends in Normandy

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Given to a friend

© Roger Lockey 2016