The Way Ahead -a series of large pastel works that offer a narrative angle on some local places
Central to these works are my feelings about childen growing up in an uncertain world.  These works continue themes explored in Passage, Quest and Stray and the Bradford Carers series from years gone by

No Man's Land
Pastel over acrylic on paper
100cm x 100cm   sold
sold      p

The Way Ahead
Pastel over acrylic on paper
100cm x 100cm     £2250 framed
a       p

Stepping Stones
Pastel over acrylic on paper
100cm x 100cm     sold
sold     p

Conversation
Pastel over acrylic on paper
100cm x 100cm   sold
sold      p
The Men of Substance series of paintings contrive situations that comment on the merits, failings and irrationalities of the male condition.  The narratives in my paintings are unfinished, open-ended and always allow space for the viewer’s reading.  I work in a slow, careful, figurative manner that I like because I can control what I do and I have time to consider the painting’s formal elements and signified meaning.
 
Men of Substance
The Old Argument

Oil on Canvas   £2500
120x80cm
 
Men of Substance
Something in the Air

Oil on Canvas   £2500
120x80cm
 
Men of Substance
Cul-de-sac

Oil on Canvas
120x80cm  £2500


Study for The Old Argument

 Charcoal/Acrylic on paper
50x35cm  £
750


Study for Something in the Air

Charcoal/Acrylic on paper
50x35cm  sol
d

Study for Cul-de-sac
Charcoal/Acrylic on paper
50x35c
m  £750
Arrangement
Acrylic on paper
24x18cm
sold
 
Detachment
Acrylic on paper
24x18cm  £195
a
p
In Reach
Acrylic on paper
24x18cm  £195
a
p

 


Cafe I
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p


Cafe II
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Cafe III
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Kisses with Crows I
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Kisses with Crows II
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Kisses with Crows III
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Coming or Going
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Passing
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p

Thinking of Nothing
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm sold
p

Musicians I
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm
sold
p

Musicians II
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm
sold

Musicians III
Oil on Canvas Board
24x18cm £195
a
p
Men of Substance I
charcoal /acrylic spray paint on paper
£750
a
p
Men of Substance I I
charcoal /acrylic spray paint on paper
£750
a
p

 

Men of Substance

more studies for large paintings that explore thge narrative potential of multi-image compositions

This Way : This Way
Oil on Canvas
122x122cm
sold
a
p

 

Western Union
Oil on Canvas
122x122cm
orginal available  £2250
a
p

 

The Day Before Tomorrow
Oil on Canvas
122x122cm
sold
a
p

 

In Passage,  Quest  and  Stray, I have tried to stretch the narrative possibilities of a painting by juxtaposing three distinct images within each frame - each with its own metaphorical or allegorical associations.  Although there is an apparent underlying theme, suggesting a child's relationship with the world, the open-endedness of the imagery allows the viewer to combine the various parts of the picture to create their own associations and meanings
Passage
Oil on Canvas
80x60cm
orginal available £1500
a
p

 

Stray
Oil on Canvas
80x60cm
orginal available £1500
a
p

 

Quest
Oil on Canvas
80x60cm
orginal available  £1500
a
p

 

Paintings marked 'a' are available for sale.  All others illustrated are either sold or not for sale. 
 Paintings marked 'p' are available as high quality digital giclee prints