Thursday, 26 January 2017
Sunday, 22 January 2017
This is a special painting for the RP (Royal Portrait Society) competition this year. The subject is my mother-in-law Eileen Ellis RDI - a magnificent lady, now in her 80s, who spent her life designing textiles. Most of us at some point in our lives will have sat upon or walked on her work - in tube trains, aeroplanes and airports throughout the world. Achieving success was never the main driver for her and many generations of students at the Royal College of Art will testify to her imense generosity and infinite knowledge of her subject.
Recognised in the 1980s as one of the most influential designers in her field, she too her place at the RSA alongside such giants as Terance Conran, Peter Blake, Brian Eno and Norman Foster.
In our family, we know her simply as Eileen - mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wife to Julian, provider of tea and wonderful cook. Here she is placed in a room that we are all familiar with, surrounded by objects and furniture that we have all used and in a pose that sums up how we see her in the everyday.
Below is a little movie of the early stages of the painting in progress. Fingers crossed, it will be in the Mall Galleries later in the year.
Friday, 20 January 2017
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Raddon Hill is a spectacular vantage point from which you can see Exmoor and Dartmoor at the same time. These clouds passed over the hill beside my little farm, casting shadow over the patchwork of fields. This painting has taken over a year to complete and now stands as my most colourful landscape to date.
This painting is now sold ;-)
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Saturday, 15 October 2011
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Blue Sky Reef Break
Where blue sky meets blue water - clouds gather as the afternoon in Thailand draws to a close.
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