I came across the image for this painting, somewhere on the net. It was a black and white photo, so possibly a still from a 1920’s movie. I loved the composition and although it was a black and white image, knew I would paint the turban in a red, I always associate with the Pre-Raphaelites for some reason.
I was recently in Milan and came across a marble sculpture and was completely taken by it. I decided to paint it as a person rather than the original white marble because I wanted to try to give it a little more anguish. Anyone who hasn’t visited Milan, I recommend it strongly. A beautiful city full of beautiful and warm people.
I came across this sculpture outside Saatchi’s gallery in London and was amazed by the strength of it. I thought for a long time on how to paint it and eventually ended up with this composition. The Tin God holding the world in it’s hand.
This is painted on a broken slate roof tile. I loved the texture of the old slate and wondered if it would accept acrylic paint. It does but with difficulty. I think it makes for an interesting object.
I came across this tractor on the beach at Saltburn-by-the-sea, used by fishermen to pull their boats in and out of the water, it was in a very rusty state. The beach was deserted, not even a seagull or another tractor for it to pass the time with.