About

About the Artist

I studied Graphic Design for 4 years in the 1970’s and gained Associate Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and of the Society of Typographical Designers. I went on to work in London for companies including IPC Magazines and Royle Print Ltd.

In the early 1990’s I started producing swing signs for pubs, along with commissioned paintings, and this continued when I moved to Falmouth in 1998. I set up my one person ‘traditional’ sign making business in 2011, producing signs made of wood and paint rather than plastic. The business has evolved however, and now I produce far more paintings than signs. I exhibit at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society summer exhibitions and two of my works have been used as membership card images.

My work is usually of wildlife subjects using mixed media; watercolour, acrylic, gouache and pastel and I sometimes use an airbrush for its unique effects. I enjoy photography and try to use my own photographs as much as possible for my paintings, with other elements incorporated. My local Cornish surroundings are a constant source of inspiration, as is Greece where I visit every year.

Paintings

Please see below a list of paintings available as originals. Below this list are those available as prints.

Original Paintings:

Celtic Working Boat 1. Mixed media on canvas. 300 x 300mm. £275
Fishpool. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 325 x 225mm. £160
Indian Kingfisher 2. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 240 x 290mm. £260
Scarlet Minivet. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 295 x 190mm. £120
Hare with Poppies. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 270 x 270mm. £250
Celtic Working Boat 2. Mixed media on canvas. 300 x 300mm. £275
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 360 x 250mm. £190
Hare with Snowdrops. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 270 x 270mm. £250
Seahorses in Reeds. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 250 x 320mm. £120
Chough Hills. Acrylic on textured board. 280 x 400mm. £160
John’s Poppies. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 325 x 230mm. £150
Lime Hawk Moths. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 260 x 340mm. £150
Sunflower & Shutter. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 350 x 240mm. £190
Poppies 2018. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 245 x 300mm. £150
Orange Lilies, Evening. Mixed media on watercolour paper. 245 x 300mm. £150

Plus postage & packing.

All paintings on paper are supplied with a cut mount.

Please contact me for more details.

Available Prints:

Blossom-Headed Parakeets. (Size of original: 320 x 320mm – mixed media on watercolour paper.)
Celtic Working Boat 1.
Fishpool.
Cornish Scene with Working Boat. (Size of original: 245 x 330mm – mixed media on watercolour paper.)
Magnolia in the Moonlight. (Size of original: 250 x 370mm – mixed media on watercolour paper.)
Scarlet Minivet
Hare with Poppies
Hare with Snowdrops
Celtic Working Boat 2
Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters
Cyprus Wheatears. (Size of original: 360 x 250mm – mixed media on watercolour paper.)
Golden Labrador. (Size of original: 290 x 215mm – mixed media on watercolour paper.)
Dahlias & Snake-grass. (Size of original: 215 x 265mm – mixed media on watercolour paper.)
Chough Hills
John’s Poppies
Sunflower & Shutter
Poppies 2018
Orange Lillies, Evening

Available as Digital Laser prints on A3 paper (textured or smooth) for £20 (£30 with mount) or as limited edition Giclee prints for £50 (£60 with mount) plus postage and packing. The image will appear same size as the original, or slightly smaller if necessary to accommodate the mount.

Photographs

All photographs are available as prints on A4 paper for £20 (£30 with mount) plus P&P.
The cost of reproduction of any photograph is dependent on size and media, please contact me for details.

Painted signs are produced as commissions and are priced individually.
Paddles are also produced on a commission basis. Average price for a two colour design is £60, not including the cost of the paddle.