Fantasy Land is the third painting of the Rimini Series and was conceived while travelling on the train from Milano to Rimini. The heat was easy to absorb as this part of Italy was having an unusually extra hot summer that year, as temperatures soared into the forties (just the way I like it!).
Modelling paste and glass beads are the texture which gives this painting a tactile finish.
61 x 61cm
Cosy Cream was inspired by the top of a hot chocolate I had ordered in a restaurant. The froth which had mixed with the chocolate was almost too perfect to disturb. The milk had eased into the froth, blending shades of umber and hazel, spreading into tasty creams, fawns and schlor lor lur luurrrr!!! Delicious! I had wanted to stare at it forever with my hands wrapped around this warm little cup of cosiness.
25 x 25cm
Calm and tranquillity pour into and over each other from the steady depths of the ocean.
100 x 50cm
It is part of the Bournemouth 1999 series.
183 x 153cm
Brighter Days is the first painting of the Rimini Series. After a month spent in Italy visiting family, it almost painted itself when I returned to the studio! It was BURSTING with energy and almost on fire as it heated up the canvas and gave birth to the ‘Rimini Series‘.
It is full of the sights, smells, sounds and romance of the experience.
100 x 100cm
Sunny Moments is the second creation of the Rimini Series. It’s textured surface adds another dimension to the painting producing a tangible understanding of the layers that contribute to this piece of artwork. The bold colours confirm the heat along the inner and outer journey, and the texture symbolises increasing strength.
91 x 91cm
Dreams was conceived whilst sailing down the backwaters of Kerala, Southern India in 2004. An eight hour boat journey from Kochin upon a world of water; junctions made of water; pathways of water leading up to doorways to houses; a truly magical land on water.
Tons of jelly fish; children waving and playing; endless flanks of palm trees lined the periphery; the sky; the sunset; the clouds.
Also part of the Bournemouth 1999 series, Deliberation was created for the degree show in 1999. It holds the middle distance as you look out to sea through the dark surroundings, at the obscure horizon.
183 x 153cm