Tag Archives: Inspiration

Calla Lilies (Original acrylic on canvas)

This one isn’t for sale. I’m pleased to say that it’s in the possession of the lovely lady who gave me the flowers that inspired it. I adore the natural curves and undulations and folds of these gorgeous flowers.

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The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy

The subject matter has woven its way into our collective consciousness, but it has perhaps never been so beautifully described as in this poem by the current poet laureate (and the first woman to hold the post), Carol Ann Duffy. … Continue reading

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Nude Torso Study (Original oil 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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Burn With You (Acrylic on canvas)

This is a slight departure, as I’m usually more comfortable with realism than abstract art, but it’s interesting to explore different styles and awaken new parts of the artistic brain. I wanted to capture the feeling of being close to … Continue reading

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Woman with Bare Shoulders (Oil on canvas)

To me, the delicate, fragile curves of a woman’s shoulders are among her most beautiful parts. My mood shifted many times during the painting of this, so I am undecided whether she is sorrowful, shy, vulnerable or reflective. It is … Continue reading

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Lovers by the Ocean (Acrylic on canvas)

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Engineering Beauty at the Golden Gate

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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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