autumn colour trees The Autumn colours this year are amazing, making the floor of woods stunning. This avenue of equally spaced trees planted by man, giving the landscape an un-natural symmetry. In the far distance a landscape inspired by the South Downs with the final creature leaving for warmer climbs. The texture in this work disrupts the calmness of the image is a metaphor for the underlying nature that we do not see or understand.
Farewell to Autumn
2016
Oil on Board, 80x80 cms
 
   
Trees autumn colour trees colour autumn
Close up Farewell to Autumn Close up Farewell to Autumn
   
landscape seascape colour sky

Another seascape inspired by the Sussex landscape. As I drive over the Devils Dyke I often look out to sea and can see the beautiful colours in the sky at dusk which are so often luminous apricot and magenta. More often than not this seems to happen in late Summer and Autumn.

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Sussexscape #8
2016
Oil on Board, 28x28cms
 
   
seascape sea sky colour These three sussexscapes are not of any particular scene, but as I commute around the sussex landscape, my brain logs these wonderful images of large skies and cloud formations. As I have a partial photographic memory, every now and then I have to put these onto paper/canvas and board, so they leave my head and other ideas can flow! I am always overwhelmed with the colours the Sussex skies produce.

Sussexscape #1
2015
Oil on Board, 50x22cms

 
   
sky sunset landscape sea sky
Sussexscape #3
2015
Oil on Board, 50x22cms
Sussexscape #2
2015
Oil on Board, 39x28cms
   
fields sussex landscape countryside oil painting A Study of Stripes and Curves is of a cut wheat field and the stripes that it creates disappearing into the background. The series of curves creating the landscape that is so indicative of the Sussex rolling hills. The plain blue sky is in contrast against the geometry of the warm colours of the harvested fields.
A Study of Stripes and Curves
2013
Oil on Board, 28 x 37 cms approx
 
   

Based upon a Dartmoor landscape where I spent a lot of my childhood holidays walking I like the contrast of the wild landscape against the stones that have been erected by our predecessors. Even the wildest landscapes in Britain have been touched by man.

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Man's Landscape
2013
Oil on Board, 122x40cms

 
   
This is a study for a larger piece of work, this is a study of a sky, with a camoflaged butterfly on the right handside, which can only be seen when you are close up to the image.
A Study of Colour and Camouflage
2013
Oil on Board, 28 x 37 cms approx
 
   
rye field sussex sunset stormy sky oil painting

Rye Field" is an oil on board paitning depicting the half harvested Rye Field in Sussex on a walk just behind where I live. As I was lying down photographing the Rye against the moody sky I could see the small insects and flies still landing on the remaining Rye (far left, detail can be seen on my blog page). The public footpath cuts right across the field, which is walked through by many, but it isn't until you stop and sit quietly before you see the wildlife, the stoat rushing across the path, and the flies visiting the remains of the crop.

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Rye Field
2013
Oil on Board, 122x40cms

 
   
colour landscape tree fields

"Geometric Landscape", is exploring the forms found in the landscape, the tree mirrors the mountains with geometric lines and shapes. The colours celebrate the the diverse palette that the landscape gives us across the day with the varying light.

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Geometric Landscape
2013
Oil on Board, 122x40cms
 
   
   
   

 

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