Submerged Flower: putting objects in water makes their colours glow and magnifies intricate details, it’s an idea I’ve experimented with before in Tragic Lovers and Freesia In A Teardrop Vase, (both sold as originals and LE prints)



Red Sycamore Leaf


This painting won Highly Commended along with my other painting of the Lantern Flower below in 2011 at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. It is one of a few that I am very happy with. Its combination of dark tonal colours and crisp edges, with the translucent glass and waxy red hues of the leaf make a striking picture. The leafs gorgeous colours and dynamic shape inspired this unusual composition which took many hours, working from the actual still life set up only, to complete.