'Oh, there you are'
Oil on Canvas. 81 x65 cm.
A painting of Hassan, a retired cruzado stallion. Once a beautiful high school dressage horse, his classical training is not forgotten, his movements lively and smooth still. He has a nebulous quality, disappearing behind trees and bushes and appearing fleetingly as if from nowhere. I did not paint with detail or precision, as I wanted to capture that ethereal quality.
Even Taller and A favourite bed from my series 'In the company of Hounds'. Both are available for sale.
The White Horse.
Acrylic on gesso panel. 99 cm x 79 cm (39 x 31 inches) unframed.
No need for fantasy, or false embellishments, the Iberian horse has a natural flamboyance that is almost mythical. The large, dark, deep set eyes speak of centuries ... of an ancient world, of courage, knowledge and loyalty.
This painting is available for sale. Please contact me for details.
Think three times.
Sometimes I produce pieces of work that are inspired by my sketchbook of Chinoiserie designs, as in the case of the two paintings of the Herons and Egrets below. I am often drawn to and influenced by my work in decorating and restoring antique furniture and bibelots....
Chinese symbolism is a fascinating and often confusing subject of delightful allegories.
Herons symbolise strength, purity, patience and longevity. Three Herons is a rebus of 'think three times'…..This is a good philosophy....I like 'think three times' .
The paintings are mixed media, measure 90 x 68 cm ( 35.5 x 27 inches) in limed Ash frames and are available for sale.