Friday, 12 February 2010

ABANDONED BOAT, BRANCASTER STAITHE
Watercolour, 38 x 52cm

The limited production book published to commemorate 20 years as a professional artist. A handsome, coffee-table sized 28 x 33cm (11" x 13"), and 160 pages, the book shows all my work from the last four years, up to October 2009.

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Friday, 5 February 2010

SUNDOWN AT OVERY STAITHE
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2010
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WELLS QUAY FROM EAST END
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2009

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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Crabbers and Musselers

I have been fascinated by boats of all sizes for many years. A couple of years ago, it struck me forcibly that the wooden fishing boats along the Norfolk coast were fast disappearing; this led me to start seeking them out, and producing a series of paintings of them, before they disappear forever. Boats are not my only interest however, as can be seen by scrolling down.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2010 - Sold



THE OLD MUSSEL-BOAT, BRANCASTER STAITHE
Watercolour, 38 x 56cm, 2006 - sold
( The same boat as below, seen in its glorious location )





FLAT-BOTTOMED CLINKER MUSSEL-BOAT
Watercolour 56 x 38cm, 2009 - sold





BRANCASTER STAITHE NEW QUAY
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2009 - sold

Painted on location, despite a strong gusty wind and other hazards, such as a hungry dog trying to eat my packed lunch!
This is one of the best places along this coast to find wooden boats; there is an unofficial 'boat graveyard' behind the sheds, on the marsh, where lie some craft in an unbelievable state of decay...



UNLOADED
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2009






THE WHITE BOAT UNDER THE FIRS, BRANCASTER STAITHE
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2009





NOSE TO NOSE IN THE BOAT GRAVEYARD
Watercolour 28 x 38cm, 2009






EARLY MORNING, ALDEBURGH
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2008 - sold







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SUNDOWN AT MORSTON CREEK
Watercolour 28 X 38cm, 2009

CROMER BEACH REFLECTIONS
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2010



CLEY NEXT-THE-SEA FROM THE SOUTH-WEST
Watercolour 38 x 56cm 2009



CHANGE OF DIRECTION
Watercolour 56 X 76cm, 2008
The title was an oblique reference to the figure at top right; I imagined him leaving the hardship of a fisherman's life to follow another way of life. My first attraction to this subject was the purity of the sinuous shape of the dory, silhouetted against the shingle bank at Weybourne beach.


BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BEACH
Mixed media painted on location, 23rd June 2008. 56 x 76cm
I later added a cormorant, flying in from top right, (which I saw on the day), but the photograph of the painting was taken before this addition!

My main interests, subject-matterwise, over the last few years, have been beach scenes, boats, and architectural subjects. Here are a couple of architectural pictures:
KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2008


COLMAN'S WORKS, CARROW, NORWICH
Charcoal Drawing 38 x 56cm, 2008

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Blakeney Point and North Norfolk Beaches, 2007-2008

THE WATCHHOUSE, BLAKENEY POINT
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2007 - Sold
I spent some time on Blakeney point in 2007, painting on location, then producing larger pictures back in the studio. This and the picture below are two of the studio paintings of this iconic building.

WATCHHOUSE CREEK 1
Watercolour 38 x 56cm, 2007 - Sold



RED BANK, BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BEACH
Watercolour 56 x 76cm, 2008



SALTHOUSE BEACH IN THE MIST, 23rd MAY 2008
Location study, watercolour 28 x 38cm
My heart sank when I reached the coast and saw the mist, but on looking closer, I found it really interesting; everything was very subtle: the pale colours, the patches of wind-ruffled water, the way the sea merged into the sky, and the odd seal coming up to look at the people on the beach!


PANORAMA FROM SALTHOUSE HEATH, MAY 2008
Double-page spread from sketchbook, 28 x 75cm
Painted over three days; it was so cold, with a northerly breeze, that I couldn't stand more than 2-3 hours on the spot at one time.


THE NORFOLK COAST PATH, MORSTON MARSHES, JUNE 2008
Mixed media 56 x 76cm
A lovely warm day for a change!


Corfu and Southern Spain

The following 4 pictures were painted on location during holidays in Corfu and in southern Spain. I always seem to have to look at the local fishing boats wherever I go! (I painted one in Corfu as well...)
AGHIOS STEFANOS BEACH, CORFU, MORNING
28 X 38cm, 2008

OLIVE GROVE, CORFU
28 x 38cm, 2008

CORFU HILL FARM, PEROULADES
50 X 38cm, 2008

SMALL FISHING BOAT ON THE BEACH, NERJA, SPAIN
28 X 38cm, 2004











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SEA LAVENDER ON THORNHAM MARSH
Watercolour 38 x 56cm - sold

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


WINTER SUN
Watercolour 38 x 56cm - sold



FALLING TIDE, CROMER
Watercolour 56 x 76cm - sold



THE STUMPS, THORNHAM
Watercolour, 56 x 76cm - sold



THE BARN AT THE MERMAID INN, HEDENHAM
38 X 56cm - sold


THE WHITE MUSSEL BOAT, BRANCASTER STAITHE
Watercolour 38 x 56cm - sold




FRESH MUSSELS
Watercolour 38 x 56cm - sold

















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