3422 C (6192 F)

3422 C (6192 F)

Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ”
My records say August 25th, 2014, but that can’t be quite right. I’d date this 2008 or earlier.

It’s the melting point of Tungsten, if memory serves me right.

Frieze

Hieroglyphics Frieze

Oil on bamboo floorboards,
90 mm x 3680 mm
August 2008

I am a proud owner of a genuine home-made ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics frieze. Starting out with almost four meters in August 2008 it now measures seven meters, and makes it around the sitting room half way. Way to go!

Borneo (Detail View)

Detail Of Borneo

Oil on canvas, 300 x 1000 mm
January 2008

We went on a nature exploration trip through Borneo in one of our our first trips to south-east Asia, and we loved every minute of it.

This detail of Borneo still adorns out kitchen to this day.

Somewhere In Devon

Oil on Bamboo floorboard, 3.5×36″

Somewhere In Devon

Oil on bamboo floorboard, 3.5 x 36″
July 2007

I quite like these panorama paintings. They really started out because we had a pack or two of those tongue-and-groove floorboards left over, these from the loftconveration aka my study aka my studio. They sit on a door frame or elsewhere on top of the picture rail and have the adorable attribute of being overlooked. These are very shy paintings, not pushing themselves into the foreground at all. That’s something I really like about them.

Don Giovanni Goes Garfield

Don Giovanni Goes Garfield

Oil on canvas, 16 x 20″
July 2006

I forget the connection with Garfield. Don Giovanni was our cat, passed away November 2017. He never looked anything like the cat in the picture, abstraction or not. Him being a black cat and all that.

Zebra

Zebra

Oil on canvas, 900 x 600 mm
May 2006

Very quick and simple, and a little smudged in the bottom right corner, but still a household favourite.

My Old Man

My Old Man

(He’s a Lot Like Me)

Oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ”
May 2006

After a photo. And after many, many years of not wishing to be anything like him, then gradually realising just how alike we are (and in how many ways we are not), and eventually accepting it all.

It’s my life through a father-and-son relationship. Pretty normal methinks.

Cheetah

Cheetah

Oil on canvas, 200 x 600 mm
October 2005

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.

A Bride

Bride

Oil on canvas, 12 x 16″
July 2005

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…