An Urban Solitude, oil on linen, 91.5 x 106 cm.
The Blue Cuff, oil on linen, 107 x 91.5 cm.
Dante’s Disciple, oil on linen, 91.5 x 76 cm.
A Steinbeck Moment, oil on linen, 60 x 60 cm.
The Kuni Inversion, oil on linen, 42 x 36 in.
The Kiss, oil on linen, 106 x 122 cm.
The Black Basque, oil on linen, 60 X 60 cm.
The Pilgrim, oil on linen, 60 x 120 cm.
Painting primarily on linen, I build up thin layers of oil paint, developing depth and detail. The resulting paintings are smooth to the touch and seem to glow with an inner light.
My love of large open spaces and lack of clutter is obvious in my work but I am also fascinated by detail. These opposing elements are merged in my paintings in a style which I call Photorealistic Minimalism*. My paintings provide the viewer with a glimpse beyond the clutter of everyday life, conjuring up notions of escape and peace, offering sanctuary from the frenetic world outside.
The figures are alone but not lonely; searching but not anxious, anticipating yet calm. They have an inner peace and strength and are at one with their surroundings. The paintings reflect solitude, tranquillity and confidence, giving every day scenes an unexpected and surreal feeling while keeping them solidly within the real world.