A lovely quiet lake in the north of Italy. I spent all my summer holidays there with relations. There were rowing boats to row to the other side of the lake and there was a steamer to take you to the little town of Orta. It is framed and ready to hang. size of painting including the frame is 33cmx43cm
Fine Art Painter specialising in Still Life, Interiors, Venice and Jazz.
After the benefits of a traditional art education rooted in the principles of design and draughtsmanship, I am almost inevitably, a realist artist and the control of colour and light are still the fascinating daily challenges. When I concentrate on a Still Life or detail from a larger subject, I re-live the pleasure of close observation inculcated in my student days. For me, a Still Life is never a Nature Morte. When painted, even an inanimate object can express vitality. With interiors, I am particularly drawn to what is mysterious or suggested leaving a subliminal narrative open to interpretation by the viewer.
Fortunate, for long periods, to have lived in Italy – particularly Venice – I have latterly made regular trips to Provence and Northern France. These experiences, and a lifetime’s love of Jazz, are obviously reflected in my work.
Among Artists, I readily admit to the influence of Wyeth, Tindle, Hopper, Caravaggio and Vermeer.