The fabulous Burgh island nestles in the sparkling blue waters off Bantham beach. Devon. The title of this painting was inspired by the fact that there was once a Roman settlement in this area, The title means "Blue ocean" in Latin. This painting was a special commission.
Gold on green (Acrylic)
St Johns Wort flowers are stunningly intricate when you look closely. They resemble exploding fireworks. They have a beautiful cadmium yellow glow to their appearance. These flowers have medicinal uses too.
Puddles in the sky (Acrylic)
A light summer shower sprinkles ringlet patterns onto the surface of a puddle in the quarry at Saltram.
The last drop (Tinted graphite)
A solitary drop of rain from a recent summer shower nestles like a gemstone in the curve of a leaf
Where stone is broken (Acrylic)
This was a special commission depicting a quarry in Krnca, Slovakia the owner of the painting used to play here when she was a child and wanted me to visit the quarry and paint it for her. I must say it's a very beautiful area full of nature and more birds of prey than I have ever seen in my life in one area. This painting is now on a wall in vinicne, Slovakia.
Taking a break (Tinted graphite)
A perfect Cabbage White rests in the sun upon a bed of interesting ground debris on a country lane
Gathering sky (Acrylic)
The Great Mewstone sits beneath the gathering sky. Will it bring storm or calm? over this ancient and recognisable outcrop at Wembury.
Bring me the bees (Acrylic)
High summer in Saltram meadows and this tiny vetch flower adorns herself with a shimmer of blue, violet and pink, Demanding attention from the pollinators and me.
Sneaky peek (Acrylic)
The invigorating acidic light of early spring filters through a hedge on an afternoon stroll in Saltram woods.
Rockpools on the Erme (Tinted graphite)
The wonderfully peaty waters of the river Erme swirl around the rockpools after a summer downpour the previous evening.
Springtime at the pond (Graphite)
A scene of springtime flowers emerging around the bank of a large pond on farmland,
Ivy on the gatepost (graphite)
This ivy was creeping up and around a weathered gatepost on a country lane
Two's Company (Acrylic)
A perfect summer evening in Saltram woods, two Red Campion flowers keep each other company, illuminated from the hedgerow by the remaining sunlight.
Ivy on the tree (graphite)
Ivy twists and creeps up a tree overhanging the estuary at Saltram.
Brotherswater lake 1 (Graphite)
One of my favourite lakes in the lake district is Brotherswater.
Brotherswater lake (Pencil)
Adorable Brotherswater lake.
Man, dog and Mothecombe(Tinted graphite)
Man and Dog peacefully walk the silvery surf-line as the receeding tide carries a big fat slow moving sun away at Mothecombe bay.
Zuzana fossil hunting (graphite)
Zuzans digging in the Lyme regis sands for fossils on a hot summer's day.
The second wave (Acrylic)
This painting depicts a long wave rolling down the beach at Mothecombe bay Devon. It is my favorite beach because it's strange scallop shape really draws in the light and makes the water sparkle and the sand silvery.
Millthrop bridge (Pencil)
A pencil drawing of a wonderful old stone bridge spanning the peaty waters of the river Rawthey in my home town Sedbergh, Cumbria. Millthrop bridge was a place where I used to explore regularly as a young boy.
Retreaating sun (Tinted graphite)
Sunrays scattered by the tree-line at Mothecombe bay.
Evening tide (Tinted graphite)
December sunset and tide diminish together at the wonderful Wonwell beach.
Gate and beyond (Graphite)
A walk through the muted shadowy tones of Saltram woods revealed to me this hopeful scene of sunlight on the warm summer fields, and only the obstacle was this weathered gate.
Elsie is a "Lancashire Heeler" who belongs to my friends, this portrays their dog dashing through Dartmoor bracken.
The long wave ( Tinted graphite)
The long wave sweeps the length of the bay glittering and shimmering in the late afternoon at Mothecombe bay.
Silver mirror sea (Tinted graphite)
A freezing december walk on the beach revealed this silvery scene
Sky, clouds, tree, earth (Acrylic)
A solitary tree enjoys the last of the late summer sunshine as evening approaches and the sun falls behind the hill at Harford.
Spotlight on the meadow (Acrylic)
The wild Hawksbeard flowers dapple the meadows of Saltram with with a soft yellow blur in amongst the Red Clover.