Welcome to my online gallery
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Most images are available to buy from my shop as high quality prints

Men of Substance – Random Men
Men of Substance- More Paintings
Hebden Homages
Beyond the Bridge
Hebden Landscapes
Echoes of the Valley

Echoes of the Valley

In this latest series of paintings, I have returned to imagery, themes and elements from previous paintings and have reimagined them in new settings and contexts, allowing greater personal reflection.   Working in watercolour and gouache, these new images echo my recurring visual preoccupations: the landscape and townscape of the Upper Calder Valley, its atmosphere, its history and its people.

All paintings are in Watercolour and Gouache 40cm x 30cm
Originals £595 framed, £525 mounted Signed Giclee prints £125 framed £80 unframed

Men of Substance – Random Men

This ongoing project has developed into a broad commentary on masculinity and what defines the ‘male condition’. From a starting point of randomly taken photos of crowds in Manchester city centre, I singled out particular men. Through the drawing and painting process, fictional narratives evolved. The visual devices – transparency, layering and fragmentation contribute to the attempt to ‘visualise’ the complexity of this concern.  Central to my commentary are the contradictions regarding male posturing and the weakness, vulnerability and imperfection that this disguises.

All paintings 50cm x 40cm Oil on canvas £1250. Contact me for more details. Originals, high quality giclee prints and A5 postcard sets available from my shop

Men of Substance – more paintings

Some original paintings are available – click on the image for availability and prices. High quality prints are available form my shop.

Hebden Homages

Small paintings inspired by influential artists
All paintings in acrylic on canvas board 24cm x 18cm. Some originals available – all images available as high quality giclee prints

These small paintings started out as a playful bit of fun…… but once the idea got hold, quickly grew into a large series.
I took some familiar locations in and around Hebden Bridge and merged them with elements of well-known paintings (and a few less well known
paintings). Some are very obvious transcriptions; others are more loosely derived from an appreciation of artists who have had an influence on me
and whose work I admire. My aim was not to reproduce the artist’s approach, but rather to pay homage in my own style.

The complete series is now available in a handy book. Visit my shop.
Click on a thumbnail to see larger image and details of the homage reference, availability and price

Beyond the Bridge – Drawing on the unexpected……………….

Surreal imaginings ……23 years in Hebden Bridge has this effect on you
All images made with charcoal on board. Each 27.5cm x 20cm Some originals available – High quality giclee prints available

Landscape and Townscape Paintings

Living in Hebden Bridge, one cannot fail to be inspired by the landscape of the Upper Calder Valley, the surrounding moorland and the visually stunning town.
I’ve tried to capture something of the mood of the place – sombre, honest and steeped in its industrial history