'Ghostly Grey' Inspired by tales of haunted Northumberland. An eerie foggy coastal scene, where the spirit of the 'Grey Lady' roams. Painted monochrome for mood.
'All for A £1' Childhood memories of helping the farmer stack the hay, inspired this painting. The work was heavy, the work was hard, the day was long and it was all for a £1. For my childhood pals.
'The Matterhorn' dedicated to the incredible 'Ueli Steck' (Swiss mountaineer who tragically died April 30th 2017). Ueli amazingly scaled the Matterhorn (schmid route) in a time of 1hr 56 minutes..
'Eigernordwand' dedicated to the incredible 'Ueli Steck' (Swiss mountaineer who tragically died April 30th 2017). Ueli amazingly scaled the Eiger north face in a time of 2 hrs 22minutes 50 seconds.
'Woodland Bloom' Where flowers gather, to hear the eddying whispers of the wind sing,, Where Pines, Spruce, Larch & Oak, nod in approval of the splendour they bring. Dedicated to 'Roo Roo'.
'Waiting' This painting was created several weeks before the death of my dear Mother. The tree represents the frail and weak person my Mother became through her suffering from Dementia. The bare limbs of the tree hanging low show her frailty. My wife and I, and our three children standing close by as mountains, always present to love, help and support. We are all just waiting.
'Heavenly Path' This painting was created just weeks after the loss of my dear Mother. The bright horizon signifies heaven in this painting, my Mother as the tree standing strong and free of illness, in full bloom on a heavenly path. She loved the bloom of a 'Cherry Blossom' so similar colours were used. Dedicated to my Mother
'A New Day, A New Beginning' The early morning sun illuminating all that stands before it. My wife and I, and our three children stand as foreground trees, staring towards a new beginning.
'Tequila Sunrise' This painting was inspired while sipping cocktails at our favourite little beach bar in Majorca. As we relaxed on the terrace, the introduction of some background music to accompany our cocktails, the song was Tequila Sunrise by the Eagles. With the ambience set for a lovely relaxing afternoon and evening, we soaked up the sun and watched the boats and yachts sail by. Even though we drank Pina Colada's and San Francisco's, I thought Tequila Sunrise was the perfect title for this painting. After all, it was the track that played at the bar, the painting is of a sunrise scene, and the colours used are similar to that of a Tequila Sunrise cocktail. Cherished memories of time spent with loved ones.
'Peaceful Dawn' Inspired by the beauty of the great outdoors, the warmth of the morning glow.
'Secrets Of Mine, Seeds Of The New World' My vision of somewhere near 78.13 N 15.33 E
'Remember September' This painting was inspired by wonderful days away with my wife on our motorcycle, one of which ended with a spectacular sunset. To many more sunsets together.
'Father Time' This painting was inspired by childhood memories of time spent in the Swiss Alps with my Father. He loved Switzerland especially Grindelwald, a place we visited several times before his death in 1985. I visit Grindelwald now on a yearly basis, walking in the mountains, retracing footsteps and rekindling wonderful memories of past joy's. Dedicated to my Father.
'Winter falls' A cold winter morning scene, the low cloud starting to lift, the rushing water of the melting snow rumbles & churns once still pools. The mountain shadow blankets a darkend woodland lying otherwise silent but to my adventurous tread. Im at one with my surroundings, the spell still grips, carrying my spirit & urging me forever forward,,, for its here i feel him most........ for Dad.
'Elements Of Bothal, A Woodland Wander' An accumulation of woodland walks inspired this painting. The feature of some stepping stones creates a nice focal point, similar to those at Bothal, a very small hidden gem village near the once mining town of Ashington, Northumberland.
'Lost Pirate Gold' A dream of hidden gold on a faraway island inspired this painting. It's out there waitng, near a bold lone tree.