New work: “Memories”

Another of my childhood memories.I used to go to this pond and fish with a net for sticklebacks and sail my toy boat when I was a kid.Β  As you can see it’s not a particularly impressive pond, really just a smallish hole in the ground with some water in it but I used to love to go there.

Yesterday’s visit was a sort of catharsis and I choose the word carefuly, something that I’ve been wanting to do for years. I think that I was a bit afraid of lifting the lid on a Pandora’s box full of emotions, afraid that I was searching for the impossible but, for the briefest of moments, time stood still and I was back there sitting on the bank fishing and sailing my toy boat, life was simple and it was magical.


New work: “The park in Autumn”


Near Pen Ponds, Richmond Park. Painterly textured work.

When I was a kid we often visited the park and the ponds so it was bit of a trip down memory lane returning after many years. I returned home with two soaking wet feet as my shoes let in the water and quite muddy but it was magical to go back to a place that I remember so well from my childhood.


New work: “Pretty on the River”

22503901239_3a280c6b0c_zPainterly, textured work of the River Thames at Kingston upon Thames in Autumn