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Sker House, Porthcawl

“Sker House is a historic building in Wales. Originally built as a monastic grange of the Cistercian order over 900 years ago, it is situated just outside the town of Porthcawl, near Bridgend. Little remains of the original structure and … Continue reading

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After the storm, Fall Bay, Gower (SOLD)

30cm oil painting on board finished today. A re-working of an older painting.  

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Paintings from Provence

A few of the many small oil sketches I made during my week in Provence. A good discipline for me working outside in sometimes difficult conditions – hot sunshine, changing shadows, strong gusts of wind (le Mistral) and even occasional downpours … Continue reading

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En plein air, Provence

A happy bunch of fellow painters on my recent trip to Provence for a plein air workshop with Julian Merrow-Smith (pictured centre). More photographs and pictures of work produced can be found on Julian’s website: shiftinglight.com under ‘blog’ and ‘galleries’. A … Continue reading

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Low tide, Solva.

This is a 30cm square oil painting I had framed recently. The boats are high and dry at low tide in a picturesque valley that leads to the sea in the ancient fishing village of Solva, Pembrokeshire. It is detailed … Continue reading

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Crashing waves, St Ives (SOLD)

Another 8 inch square oil painting completed today for inclusion in my solo exhibition this summer.

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Bracelet Bay, Mumbles (SOLD)

An 8 inch square oil painting, painted on a grey day, so typical of so many days in this part of the world.

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North Penwith Coast, Cornwall

Another painting in the series from Cornwall. Oil on gesso-prepared board, 12 inches square.

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Gurnard’s Head, West Cornwall

Oil on gesso-prepared board, 14 inches square. I made this painting from information gathered last week on a trip to St Ives. Gurnard’s Head is a promontory on the spectacular north Penwith coast a few miles west of St Ives. … Continue reading

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After the swim, Rotherslade

Oil on canvas board, 18 inches square. Once again, memories of last summer spent on the beaches of Gower.

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