Here and There


here and there v2 sm

Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq

No rudder or compass, the vessel floats free. It is everywhere and nowhere. It is mythical sailing in stories of fantastic voyages of the imagination. It is full of empty  dreams. We keep vigil as it crosses our horizon.


Grass Roots

A series of four small (8″sq) paintings using mixed media and cement on canvas.

Grass Roots: the origin or basis of something; the basic or primary concept, rule, part, or the like. Again this concerns beginnings. Each piece started with a fragment of grass root from local moorland. These pieces also use collaged fragments of imagery created through digital manipulation of my landscape photography.

Grass Roots I

Grass Roots II

Grass Roots III

Grass Roots IV

Golden Flux

The third image in a series of Enchanted Spaces. Two ideas collided here.

I was seeing the image as a poetic visualisation of ‘The Field of the Cloth of Gold’, evocative and romantic words reaching beyond the Tudor history. These visualised perhaps as a banner above glinting armour with an earthy ground. The hearaldry of a mythic pomp and circumstance.

Learning of ‘phase transition’ via a radio discussion it (the image) seemed also to depict the description given by the physicist to explain this phenomenon. The edges where properties of matter change in different conditions were described as a volatile mix of structure and space.
So the golden cloth is at some level in a flux with more or less stable edges.
Within within.


Acrylic paint and medium on cement with mixed media and embedded materials.
20″ x 20″ 2014

Infinity Quartet


“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”
― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

“The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is big fat beyond my understanding – to understand maybe by trying to put it into form. To find the feeling of infinity on the horizon line or just over the next hill.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe, Some Memories of Drawings

4 pieces on canvas 20″ x 20″ cement, acrylic paint, acrylic medium, PVA, mixed media, collage, embedded materials. 2014

In Progress

In Progress

Before The Fall

Cement, mixed media and collage on canvas
20″ x 20″
Genesis is an allegory. It describes the transition of the human race from a state of innocence…. They were initially unaware of their own mortality; they had little or no concept of right and wrong. After the transition they had a moral sense. They realized that their life on earth was finite.