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oil painting of lady and dog contemplating the sea
Oil Painting of Windsor Castle from Queen's Moat Gardens

Sea and Landscapes

Oil painting of seagulls circling white cliffs with sea and wildflowers

Like many people, I love the sea! Below are some paintings of the sea and also some Landscapes. Work for sale can be seen with more views and details in my Etsy Shop - link below.  I can also paint any favourite views etc of your own. You can contact me for enquiries here:   [email protected]

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painting of a girl surfer rising through the waves into sunlight
painting of sea and waves with sailing yachts and seagulls flying
Oil painting of two swans driftng down a lake on the Avon river

Another painting after a sketching day spent in the beautiful Rottindean area near Brighton. The seas were stormy and the wheeling gulls, lazy boats drifting and glittering water all combined to attract my eye.  

Brighton Gulls - Oil on Canvas - 16" x 20

The Girl on The Beach , Oil on Canvas - 16” x 20”

The sense of solitary space one often feels near deserted beaches is what I have tried to capture with this figure here, gazing out at the distant horizon.

Seaford Cliffs , Oil on Board - unframed 16" x 20"

 

This was completed after a wonderful plein air painting day with a fellow Artist. I loved the sense of space, the deep drop of the cliffs and, as ever, the lonely wheeling of the numerous gulls who make their home there.

Surfer Rising - Oil on Canvas 20" x 20"

I painted this after a walk along the beautiful Avon River near Bath. The day was bright and filled with bird song and the whole scene felt dreamy and rather surreal as the swans floated round a bend and drifted by.

Swans on the Avon, Oil on Canvas - 12" x 16"

I was inspired to paint this after visiting "The Mirage ", a Wildlife sanctuary in Las Vegas. While I don't generally approve of wildlife in captivity for entertainment, I have to admit that these dolphins appeared very happy. They only "perform" when they want to and visitors are told this when they arrive. We were lucky, as just before we left, they decided to pop up and play. I have set them here where I know they really should be, cavorting in a coral reef in open seas.

Sporting Dolphins, Oil  on Canvas - 24" x 31"

For Sale £900 - click here for more views

oil painting of human figure looking out to sea with boats and seagulls

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oil painting view of Sheffield Park house from the lake

Sheffield Park - Oil on Canvas - 20" x 20"

This was painted from life over a few week ends in the amazing grounds of Sheffield Park Gardens in Sussex. The colours truly were as luminous and vibrant as they look here.

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After the Walk , Oil on deep-edged Canvas 12” x 16”

I saw these two figures while out painting near Brighton and their contemplative union really captured my attention. It was a typical Brighton scene yet the mood and moment could be anywhere on earth. The painting is in Oil on deep edged canvas with the scene continued around the sides.

 

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This painting was begun when invited to paint with a group of Artists in Windsor Palace. My friend and I chose HM's private Moat Gardens as our venue and this painting shows her getting started on her canvas. Due to torrential rains that day, I had to finish it in my Studio. On a whim, I have added an entirely imaginary Corgi who ‍‍I'm sure he would have been as fascinated as he looks if he was actually there!

"The Sea Watch" Oil on deep-edged  Canvas 16" x  20"

For sale £375 - click here for more views

This view is of a favourite place of mine, the beautiful Seven Sisters Hills in the South Downs. It was a calm Summer day and several people were out contentedly walking their dogs. My daughter was staring contemplatively out to sea with her companion also taking a breather after their exertions. I love the feeling that exists between people and their canine companions at these moments and never tire of trying to capture them.

Oil painting of a girl by the sea

"Between here and there"

Oil on Canvas 20" x 24"

For sale £450 - click here for more views

 

This began as a painting of a girl I saw walking her dog in Santa Monica. I was attracted by  something remote and elegant about her. While working on this, I found out my beloved sister was very ill and would not live. As she was leaving the world, the work seemed to reflect the transition and it turned out far more ethereal and insubstantial than originally intended - hence the title as she is moving between two worlds as I see it.

"Welsh Ponies near Blaenavon"

Oil on Canvas 16" x 24"

I was captivated both by the dramatic skies and also the cool poise of the lovely stallion guarding his small herd - of ladies I assume!

I would like to credit my friend Alison Hargreaves for the lovely photograph she sent me which inspired it.

For sale £175 - click here for more views

 

This was a commissioned painting for a young lady in California who loves to surf. It is one of the few paintings not based on my own photographs and I hope I have done it justice here. I can't credit the photographer as I don't know who they were but it was in the public domain and I thank them.

Windsor Gardens Oil on Canvas - 16” x 24” - NFS