Category Archives: Pleasure

Hibiscus (Original acrylic on canvas)

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Anarchy of Passion (Original acrylic on canvas)

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Ia, Santorini – is this the world’s most beautiful place?

If not the world’s most beautiful place, Ia (sometimes spelt Oia) at the tip of the Greek island of Santorini, would be indisputably high on the list of contenders. The result of a volcanic eruption that caused the centre of … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers in Crete

Crete in April is a delight, not only as the masses of sun-craving tourists have not yet imposed upon the island’s tranquility, but also because a sea of wildflowers spreads itself across the rugged landscape. The Venetian fortress at Rethymno, … Continue reading

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Shine On Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Constance Chatterley, the heroine of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, is alive and well in the 21st century. She addresses you now. The novel was first published in Italy, but its explicit descriptions of sex banned it from … Continue reading

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Homage to Correggio’s Jupiter and Io (Original oil on canvas)

I fell in love with Correggio’s Jupiter and Io many years ago and this oil on canvas (100 cm x 50 cm) is in homage to it. The scene comes from Roman mythology, with the god Jupiter disguising himself as … Continue reading

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Dancer with a Red Scarf (Original oil on canvas)

In this piece, I wanted to show the female body as something natural and beautiful that should be celebrated freely and never be an object of shame – a lesson I learned from someone special and one I shall carry … Continue reading

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Madeira Floral Delight

This busy, buzzy little fellow made this a moment of pure delight in the Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro, Madeira. I found this to be the prettiest, least spoiled and most charming of the three main gardens around Funchal and well … Continue reading

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Yellow Joy on the Italian Riviera

I encountered this delightful wash of colour  during a walk in the Italian Riviera on the coastline near to the Cinque Terre. The jocund yellow beach umbrellas reminded me of Wordsworth’s daffodils and had the same effect of brightening the … Continue reading

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Tulips for St. Valentine (Original art)

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