Wednesday, 28 January 2009

what a difference a life makes

here are two paintings done 40 or so years apart .and yes it was me !!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

this was my first commision

Paul ,,who has now become a great friend ,l value him very much and l am so grateful to Ruth for believing in me enough to trust me with this commision .Sadly she died 2 years ago ,the painting below was done while she was ill ,she was a wonderful woman ,and l miss her very much.

Friday, 9 January 2009


What can l say about Ruth ,she had such a deep affect on me ;I guess you could say she changed me ,she challenged me ,she opened me up. I was wounded when she died ,she shared some of her dying with me and I was honoured ,I painted two portraits of her one as she was dying ,which she was happy to sit for,and the other afterwards ,pouring much of my sadness at loosing her into it .She was a grand powerful woman , tender and yet uncompromising to an unnerving degree ,I liked her ,I miss her

Portrait blog

An idea to keep my portraits separate from the rest of my work