Dennis hits Mumbles, 16.2.20 (SOLD)


This is the view of Mumbles Head from Bracelet Bay car park – the view that most people are familiar with, and the one where I’ve sat in the comfort of my car to draw many times. Sometimes the rain falling on the windscreen fragments the view in interesting ways to distort and make strange the familiarity.

I made this painting on Sunday, 16th of February, the tail end of “Storm Dennis”, the rain has cleared although the wind at 50-60 mph is still whipping up the sea. It is this restless ever-changing sea that drew me to make this painting, with the late winter sun catching the waves and the lighthouse.

Oil painting on canvas board, 12 x 10 inches.

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Low tide, Rhossili cliffs



A painting made from sketches done on the spot last summer. I wanted to convey the drama and enormity of these cliffs by including tiny figures walking the cliff tops and on the beach below.

Oil painting on professional quality canvas board, 12 x 16 inches.

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Rhossili cliffs and Worm’s Head


thumbnail-19Finished this morning. A 10.5 x 16 inches oil painting of Rhossili and Worms Head on canvas board.



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Three Surfers, Caswell


I finished this painting yesterday of the popular Caswell bay, Gower. I actually prefer it this time of the year when it’s quieter.

Oil painting on canvas board, 12 x 14.5 inches.

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Pwll Du, Gower


Finished yesterday, a small oil painting of the lovely secluded Pwll Du Bay on The Gower Peninsula. This is one of my favourite places to walk, swim and of course, draw and paint. It is a sheltered bay, a quiet place, relatively secluded. The stream, which has meandered its way through the wooded Bishopston Valley, filters through the limestone pebbles of the storm beach, and emerges to tumble over the sand and pebbles to the sea. One of the two houses in the picture was once a pub which in the nineteenth century helped quench the thirsts of local quarrymen.

10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas board.

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Brandy Cove, Gower


First completed painting of 2020! This is a painting of a secluded cove located half a mile west of Caswell Bay on the Gower Peninsula, which is steeped in history and legend. Brandy Cove gets its name from the days when smuggling was rife on the Gower Peninsula and the sands were used to land illicit cargo of tobacco and alcohol. In the nineteenth century it was home to a lead and silver mine. These days it is popular as a bathing beach at low tide and dog walkers who stroll through the woods from the nearby village of Bishopston.

30 x 30cm oil painting on canvas board.

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Caswell looking towards Pwlldu Head


Fresh off the easel this is a 10 x 12 inch oil painting on canvas board of Caswell Bay, Gower, with Pwlldu headland in the background. I made it using a limited palette of yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, cadmium red and titanium white.

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