Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair

Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair

Posted on May 17, 2018

This year the Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair was held right opposite the entrance to the spectacular Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, and when I went to the show I was not merely thrilled to have some of my paintings right opposite the main entrance to the Kelvingrove bulding, but also delighted to see that my […]

Homage to Best Companions

Homage to Best Companions

Posted on Apr 3, 2018

This recent work, called “Best Companions,” is a painting which I simply had to make to express my appreciation for some of the artists who have inspired me through the years. I am thrilled to have entered this ‘homage’ in the current exhibition in Roger Billcliffe’s Gallery of Fine Art, and would love for it […]

Gallery Representation in Perth

Gallery Representation in Perth

Posted on Dec 12, 2017

The art gallery of choice for many in Perth and the surrounding area is Frames Gallery. Four of my paintings are featuring in the Christmas Exhibition. Frames Gallery will generally have one or more of my paintings on show. Frames Gallery 10 Victoria Street Perth PH2 8LW Tel.: 01738 631085 info@framesgallery.co.uk

Two colours of grapes

Two colours of grapes

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

Another of my weekly paintings, this one features some grapes in two colours and a glass from Kitty and Ben’s Antiques shop, on a piece of rough slate. “Grapes in two colours” Oil on Board, 35 cm x 19 cm, 2015 On this painting, too, I wanted to catch some of the reflection of the […]

Cup Overflow

Cup Overflow

Posted on Mar 11, 2016

A silver plated cup overflowing with green grapes and purple plums, and a slice of robust red for luck. The cup, incidentally, is a trophy with the inscription “Arubaanse Parenkampioenschappen 1972”, a Bridge championship for couples on Aruba in the Caribbean. “Cup Overflow” Oil on Board, 30.5 cm x 21.5 cm This is another painting where I set […]

Reflections in Silver

Reflections in Silver

Posted on Feb 25, 2016

On a visit to the old town of Elburg in the Netherlands, I noticed a greengrocer offering four or five different varieties of plums, including these yellow-green ones, named Reine Claude, after a Duchess of Brittany. Somehow I had missed seeing them for quite a while, and because I was walking along with my brother, […]

Janny’s Jar

Janny’s Jar

Posted on Feb 23, 2016

One of my earliest paintings, a terracotta jar belonging to my sister Janny. “Janny’s Jar” Oil on Canvas, 40 cm x 40 cm, 2008 •

Red Hot

Red Hot

Posted on Feb 23, 2016

These Peppers in a Glass Jar started out as a quick study for drawing objects inside a glass container. Then it turned into a full painting. And then my friend Metta spotted it at my exhibition, and now it adorns her spectacular kitchen. “Red Hot in a Glass Jar” Oil on Board, 30 cm x 40 […]

History of the Netherlands, AD 1652

History of the Netherlands, AD 1652

Posted on Jan 21, 2016

The leather-bound book in this painting is “Historien der Nederlanden”, published in Amsterdam in the year 1652, having been written by Emanuel van Meteren in 1611. This is not just a history book, the book itself is history, and merely holding it is not only a physical exercise, but also a great delight. “History of […]

Osnabrücker Taufkrug

Osnabrücker Taufkrug

Posted on Apr 21, 2011

The town of Osnabrück is not usually associated with fine silverware. Nevertheless, it does have a heritage: in the 17th century there was one family of artisans that practised the craft of silversmith, producing articles that didn’t look out of place on the dining table of the bishop. The object on this painting – a […]