A Bare Bear
Oil on canvas, 500 x 400 mm
I had forgotten about this one but enjoy being reminded every time I visit my sister’s bathroom.
Oil on canvas, 200 x 600 mm
My daily delight. My Cheetah sits on on the ledge in the stairwell and can’t be missed whenever you go up or down, unless you are distracted by one of the other paintings next to it.
Oil on canvas, 12 x 16″
Our good friend Jananne, shown here celebrating her wedding with Simon. The painting doesn’t do her justice, of course not, but it is one of my earlier attempts at portraiture. Still haven’t mastered it, or even apprentice’d it…
Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches.
Water On Mars
Oil on canvas board, 12 x 16″
One of my earliest attempts, still excited by the novelty of discovering modernism and surrealism and painting and…. a whole new world!
Self Portrait #2
Oil on canvas, 8 x 12 ”
One of my earliest and perhaps most successful attempts at self-portraiture. I have since stopped counting.
The Sky Above Botswana
Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cm
Still a household favourite after all those years. The birds are “Red Bishop” and the super sky is painted with Cobalt Blue, an expensive pigment but a beautiful blue.
Oil on canvas, 200 x 2200 mm
One of my earliest paintings, still found in the stairwell and in lieu of a genuine totem pole.
Oil on canvas, 16×20″, 2004
Myself, At The Sound Barrier
Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 ”
The Soup Chef
Acrylics on canvas board, 12 x 16″
Definitely one of my very first attempts. I had read a Frida Kahlo biography at the time, perhaps that explains some.
Oil on canvas board,
12 x 16 ”
Definitely one of my earliest attempts at anything in oil paint.
Timothy Leary Is Dead
(Hoppe Hoppe Reiter)
Oil on canvas board, 300 x 400 mm
One of my first oil paintings, and still a household favourite 15 years later as I write (and back-date) this note.
This is also known as
Hoppe Hoppe Reiter because it was once exhibited as a huge print in the Truman Brewery, east London, as part of an event sponsored by Hewlett Packard. They required that the letters H and P appear in the works title, so we got a little creative with the title.
Don Giovanni, Frida and I
Watercolour on paper, approximately A4
One of my earliest works, clearly influenced by a Frida Kahlo biography which I read at the time. Don Giovanni is our (then) cat, who only dreamed of mice but never caught one.
The waterscape is in reference to the Day Skipper sailing course, which I completed at the same time in rough weather in the Solent.