Calm summer afternoon, Rhossili.


My goal for a long time now has been to paint looser, to allow the paint to do the work and to just let the paint be, to let go sooner. Simplify, simplify, simplify. I am trying to think in terms of the relationship between just a few large masses, to focus on getting this right rather than getting bogged down in describing detail painstakingly accurately. I think I’m getting there… slowly!

I always agonise over whether to include figures in a landscape painting. In this case I have used figures on the beach and cliff top to suggest the dramatic scale of these cliffs.

Oil on canvas mounted on board, 27 x 38cm.

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Summer morning walk, Three Cliffs Bay.


I finished this today – the paint is still wet! The picture is not yet framed. In the photograph the painting has been place over an existing framed painting, and is a ‘serving suggestion’ only.

Oil painting on canvas board 10 x 10 inches (254mmx254mm approx.)

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Ceibwr bay, Pembrokeshire, Wales


This is a small oil painting I did some time ago inspired by the colours and rhythms of the rock formations in Ceibwr Bay, south of Cardigan in west Wales. It is moving towards abstraction more than my usual more literal interpretations of the landscape. It is more linear than painterly, which I think suits the subject matter.

Oil on canvas, image size: 7 x 5 inches, (18 x 13cm approx)

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Three Cliffs Bay, Gower


Yet another painting of Three Cliffs Bay fresh off the easel – well, it is my local playground and it is one of the most picturesque beaches in Wales!

30x30cm oil on canvas board

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The Great Tor, Three Cliff Bay, Gower


I have painted this monumental piece of rock many times, but previously always in watercolour. This is my first oil painting of the subject from this viewpoint. The Great Tor is the limestone promontory that effectively separates Three Cliff Bay from the great sweep of Oxwich Bay, on the Gower Peninsula. One is accessible to the other only when the tide is at its lowest and you are able to walk around the headland.

Oil on canvas mounted on a panel, 61×46 cm. (24×18 inches)

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Rhossili Cliffs from the Beach


The majestic limestone cliffs rising about 200feet above Rhossili beach, with the tidal island of Worm’s Head in the distance. The Gower Peninsula was the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This is a rather larger painting than I have been making recently and I enjoyed the freedom of working larger. I have tried to keep it simple and not get bogged down in too much detail.

Oil on canvas mounted on MDF panel 24″x18″ (60x46cm)

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Mumbles lighthouse & Bracelet Bay


I have been told on more than one occasion that my paintings tend to be ‘understated’ – probably a reflection of the British climate, and particularly the Welsh climate, and possible my own personality as well. The sun is shining here today, but Swansea does lay claim to be the wettest city in the UK. The default weather for south Wales certainly seems to be low cloud and drizzle, and I hope the soft, muted colours of my landscapes convey this.

7 x 16 inches (17.5 x 40.5cm), oil painting on canvas board.

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Early morning sun, Three Cliffs Bay, Gower


An oil painting made in ‘one hit’ yesterday, from drawings and photographs taken some years ago. It’s a subject I’m so familiar with that I could really paint it from memory!

It was early on a balmy summer morning. The tide was high, the sea flat and the air still. The sun was catching the tips of the limestone cliffs. I used a warm burnt sienna ground allowing the colour to peep through in places. This gives the painting a warm glow, with the intention of conveying the atmosphere of this tranquil summer morning.

30 x 30cm oil painting on canvas board. All sales enquiries to

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Lockdown dog walking, Caswell

Dog walking CaswellLockdown walk CaswellContinuing my theme of dog walking on local beaches, these are two recent oil paintings of dog walkers on a local beach.

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Dog walker, Swansea Bay


This local beach is a favourite among dog walkers. Although I do not have a dog myself, this has become one of my routine walks since the lockdown started. I have found that the restriction of being allowed only to walk from my home has meant that I am appreciating my immediate surroundings more fully. I find myself looking more closely at shells, driftwood and stones on the beach, and viewing with fresh eyes the light over Mumbles in different weather and at different times of the day. This particular painting is from that so called Golden Hour in the evening when the sun catches the lighthouse and everything is bathed in a warm glow.

30 x 30cm oil painting on canvas panel.

Below is a detail from the painting which I quite like as a composition in its own right. I may scale this up and make another painting.


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