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Welcome

Welcome to my web-site, which shows some of my drawings and paintings. Most of the work shown here is quite recent and I use mainly oil paint, oil pastel, charcoal or coloured pencil. There are also some oil paintings from a few years ago. My work may incorporate some symbolism. While other pieces are more straightforwardly representational.

My influences are difficult to pin down, but both visual art and literature are important to me. I see affinities between visual art and the devices of novels, plays and poetry; while some of my favourite visual artists are Cezanne, Monet, Joan Eardley and Kathe Kollwitz. I find subject matter in ideas and the colours and shapes of the environment: I particularly enjoy the subtlety or depth of colour to be found in natural sources, for this reason you will find many pictures of fruit, flowers and trees amongst my output.