Other Paintings

Paris Roof Tops and Eifel Tower (2014)
gouache on grass paper. 0cm x 0cm.

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Orknies from Evie (2001)
Oil on board 650. 56cm x 46cm.

Oil sketch done from Evie looking east, flooding tide.0
 
North Pennine Fantasy 2 (NPM 27) (2007)
oil on board SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

A commission based on NPM 9. Low western clouds scud over peat moorland casting quick soft shadow patterns over the contours of moor and terraced valley sides.

Now available as an A3+ limited edition, framed & mounted print price 195 + p&p or 125+p&p mounted print only or 99 print only in a tube. Prices for larger sizes on application.0
 
Sikehead and track, August. (0)
Oil on gesso SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Painted on location near Bolts Law, Noerthumberland. Hot insect buzzing day in the heather before the shooting started.0
 
Mr Abid-Ali, Clifton Beach, Karachi (0)
Gouache 500. 26cm x 21cm.

Mr Abid-Ali had a fizzy drinks cafe on the beach at Clifton, Karachi, pakistan. I sat in there and painted him whilst he posed on his mobile Pepsi stall outside looking very relaxed. A small crowd watched as a painted so i'm not sure how I managed to concentrate so well as it is a very good likeness of Mr Ali. I wonder how he is?
Nowadays I wouldn't dream of catching a bus down to Clifton beach on my own to spend the day drawing and painting. As a lone white westerner I might well be a target for abuse so this painting might represent a moment of relative peace and harmony between Pakistan and the West. Of course it might also represent a time of youthful but uniformed optimism and invulnerability.0
 
Mr Abid-Ali, Clifton Beach, Karachi- detail (1993)
Gouache 500. 26cm x 21cm.

Mr Ali sits patiently under the shade of his mobile Pepsi cafe completely at home in his familiar beachside environment.0
 
Rock End, Abersoch (0)
Gouache 400. 20cm x 29cm.

Mounted. The tide returns over the Afon Soch estuary in the Lleyn Peninsular. This is a childhood haunt which has changed much over time except for the tide and Rock End (long may it never change).

Now available as an A3+ limited edition, framed & mounted print price 195 + p&p or 125+p&p mounted print only or 99 print only in a tube. Prices for larger sizes on application.0
 
Sky Bridge 2 (0)
Alkyd on gesso. 150 for all 3 panels. 15cm x 15cm.

One of 3 panels. The contrail is a kind of intercontinental bridge in the sky.0
 
Cleveland Contrails 2 (1998)
oil on gesso. 600. 40cm x 60cm.

Floating framed in pine. Painted in Cleveland Ohio.0
 
Cleveland Contrails 1 (1998)
Oil on gesso. 600. 40cm x 60cm.

Floating framed in painted pine. Painted in Cleveland Ohio.0
 
Baltic Sky (0)
oil on gesso 650. 90cm x 77cm.

Oak framed and glazed. High altitude clouds in parallel waves catch the last rays of the western sun over the Baltic Flour Mill on the river Tyne at Gateshead.0
 
Show Me Ohio 1 (1998)
Oil on gesso SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

A pair of double yellow lines snake through the night past a traffic island on the junction of Derbyshire and Overlook on the edge of Shaker in east Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The surface of the road becomes intensely interesting as a painted surface as does the 'black' of the night.0
 
City Watering Hole (0)
Gouache on paper 450. 63cm x 51cm.

Framed. View of the Newcastle City Centre and Spital Tongues from the Town Moor. Painted on location.

Now available as an A3+ limited edition, framed & mounted print price 195 + p&p or 125+p&p mounted print only or 99 print only in a tube. Prices for larger sizes on application.0
 
Water Tower and Cow (1994)
Acrylic and collage on canvas. 105cm x 86cm.

Based on sketches of a Newcastle Town Moor cow and a water tower in a mental hospital near Lincoln the painting evolved subconsciously out of notions of land and human existence on it. Floating framed in thin varnished pine.0
 
Return of a Native (1993)
Acrylic and collage on canvas SOLD. 0cm x 0cm.

Bought by Paintings in Hospitals for Greenwich Hospital. Printed in The Lancet magazine in 1994.0
 
Prima Salmo (1993)
Acrylic and collage on canvas. 3500. 109cm x 89cm.

Rare example of a body of work about the river Tyne executed after graduation in 1991 and soon after completing my first residency with English Nature. The birth of my first child might also have contributed something to the energy of this painting. It is also a reference to a gouache made at the age of 11 of a salmon leaping a waterfall.

Now available as an A3+ limited edition, framed & mounted print price 195 + p&p or 125+p&p mounted print only or 99 print only in a tube. Prices for larger sizes on application.
The work takes ideas of the river Tyne as a starting point and here I imagine the first Tyne salmon returning home to the moorland spawning grounds under a new moon. The landscape itself has a virgin quality to it.0
 
Sun River (2003)
Ink and Gouache on paper. 65cm x 55cm.

Framed mounted and glazed. An imaginary primal river Tyne at Elswick looking west to Ryton just after the last ice age receded. Everything has been scraped bare. Everything has a new beginning defined by the sun, the river, the valley, and the atmosphere.
One of a series about the river Tyne and my relationship with it.0
 
St Anthony's (0)
Oil on board. NFS. 0cm x 0cm.

Memory painting of yacht Tigh Mara heading out to sea from the Carrick Roads past St Anthony's Head lighthouse, Cornwall.0
 
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