For this series, I’ve used my experience as a commuter from Sussex to London in my paintings. I work three days in London and devote the rest of my time to my artwork and my family. My chief joy has always been to paint people, which until now had been in terms of life drawing or portraiture, but with this series I’ve been experimenting more with scenes, with fleeting moments. It’s not so much about capturing a likeness but capturing an atmosphere, a moment, in my paintings.

How the paintings came about

The first painting was made for the Twitter Art Exhibit in 2015 in Norway, in which artists were invited to submit postcard-sized pieces in any medium for a charity auction. From then on, I’ve grown the collection, and also donated others to the Twitter Art Exhibit, New York, and Cheltenham (2021).

All of the paintings are named by the place and time of the reference photo.

As I look for more reference images, I’m drawn to the bright and colourful, looking for colours to offset the grey hues of the tarmac and pavement.

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The postcard series

Most of this series were painted on primed artists watercolour postcard

07.43 The Station. SOLD

08.41 London Bridge. SOLD

08.36 Shad Thames

18.24. Under the Shard. SOLD

18.03 Canon Street. SOLD

09.17 More London. SOLD

08.37 More London. SOLD. Twitter Art Exhibit 2021

08.37 London Bridge. Original Twitter Art Exhibit piece. SOLD

08.41 London Bridge. SOLD

08.46 Canon Street. SOLD

08.49 Friday Street

08.36 London Bridge

18.01 Mansion House

17.59 Friday Street. SOLD

08.39 London Bridge. SOLD

08.37. London Bridge. SOLD

Larger pieces

09.26 More London, oil on canvas. SOLD

Friday Street. SOLD

09.53 More London, oil on panel

17.52 More London, oil on canvas

To see more, view my Latest Work page, with pieces developing on from this series.