oil 18x24 2900.00
This painting is another oil I have done from a watercolour painted while I lived in England a number of years ago. This is the village of Closely in Devon; a favourite location for me. These are the same boats that one is looking down upon in my painting, Twelve Small Boats.
oil 18x24 sold
The windmill in this oil painting is in the county of Norfolk, England where I stayed for two weeks while on a 3 month painting trip. I did several small studies and took some photos of the cows and spectacular sky. I loved how the sienna of the cows matched the brick in the mill. Available at Gallery 8.
oil 18x30 3200.00
This oil painting was such fun to put together. The beach is in Esquimalt Lagoon, one boat is from the many studies I have done at Oak Bay Marina and the other I found on a tiny beach near Willows. Again, two of my favourite subjects: waves and rowboats.
oil 18x24 2650.00
This is a typical Sussex Farm when the snow is just starting to melt. I have always been attracted to muddy farm tracks; the colours and patterns they make interest me and this oil painting also has the lovely earth colours in the farm buildings and winter trees that I love so much.
Spring is Coming was a finalist in the Raymar Competition in 2014.
oil 18x18 2200.00
The farm in this oil painting is a short walk across the fields from the village that was my home when I lived in England. I painted it many times but I always liked this view the best. We didn't get snow every winter but when it did come, it was most enjoyable to get out onto the trails. Available at Gallery 8.
oil 24x18 2650.00
Everything about this subject attracted me and I loved painting it. The colours, the textures, the reflections, all of it came together for me. This is in the town of Rye where I spent a fair bit of time on a recent 3 month plein air painting trip to Ireland and England.
oil 10x12 1200.00
One summer, I taught a painting class at an art retreat in the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. These wagons were in a clearing behind the dining hall and I sat in the shade and did two small watercolour studies. I came across them recently and decided to work one up into an oil painting. Available at Gallery 8.
oil 9x12 1100.00
In England, it is a common sight to see sheep and cows grazing. I painted several small studies by this stream and gathered lots of reference for future studio paintings. It was a very peaceful, serene spot and I feel that I captured that with the soft cool colours in this oil painting. Available at West End Gallery.
oil 16x12 1575.00
This oil painting is a view from Clover Point, a spot near my studio where I frequently paint. It varies so much with the time of day, season, the tides and the weather that I never tire of it. Available at Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island.
oil 12x16 1250.00 sterling
This was painted from reference gathered during a 3-day painting trip in Courtney, Vancouver Island. We painted farm buildings in the hot sun all morning and early afternoon so this stream was a welcome spot to sit and cool our feet. Available at Peter Barker Fine Art.
oil 10x8 625.00 sterling
I lived in England for 14 years and spent a fair bit of time in Hastings, East Sussex. I did this oil painting from a watercolour done at that time. This old boat and all the nets and discarded flags made a particularly good composition. Available at Peter Barker Fine Art.
oil 18x24 2500.00
This painting of Rathtrevor Beach on Vancouver Island has most of my favourite winter colours, subtle neutrals and earth tones. I used a palette knife extensively in this oil. Available at West End Gallery.
oil 8x10 625.00 sterling
Winter trees and a farm track - two subjects that I love. I came across this farm when I lived in England and I have painted it several times from various angle. Available at Peter Barker Fine Art.
oil 24x30 3288.00
The lovely light coming through the trees and bouncing off the tops of the boats and the docks combined with the great reflections, really captured my interest. I added the boat in the middle to balance things out a bit and had a lot of fun with a knife/brush combination to paint the reflections. This painting can be seen at the West End Gallery in Victoria.
oil 16x12 1600.00
This group of clay pots caught my eye one morning while walking around my neighbourhood. The combination of reds, greens and whites really appealed to me. Available at Gallery 8.
oil 12x12 1100.00
The subject of this small oil painting is a farm that attracts me in all seasons. It floods in the winter offering puddles and pools and often super reflections of the old barn and cattle sheds. My palette knives were very useful in painting the brambles and grasses. Available at Gallery 8.
oil 9x12 990.00
I think it was the soft colours in the morning light that made me want to paint this view of the marina near my studio. Available at Gallery 8.
oil 18x24 2600.00
This oil painting was done from a plein air study I did one morning when painting with friends. I see that this has become a favourite location as I now have five or six studies depicting various views of this small cove.Available at West End Gallery.
oil 18x18 2100.00
I had a lot of fun with the subject of this oil painting. It was actually a spring day on Esquimalt Lagoon but I felt it would make a good snow picture. I changed the bushes and grasses to fall/winter colours and added the snow which allowed for the grey-blue-violet shadows which are always a favourite to paint. Available at Gallery 8.
watercolour 7x9 920.00
I often passed by these old mailboxes on my daily walk when I lived on the outskirts of town. One day I came across the yellow bicycle and like the composition. Seemed to suit a small watercolour.
oil 6x6 framed 680.00
I love doing these tiny little jewel like paintings. This was done from an old photo but I moved the trees, eliminated houses and redirected the road. I did keep the clouds, which really were the inspiration.
oil 10x12 850.00 sterling
Waves crashing against rocks are fun to paint. I used lots of palette knife work in this small oil study. I also loved the subtle neutrals and earth colours in the logs, rocks, shrubs and trees. All in all, one of my favourite subjects for a seascape oil painting. Available at Peter Barker Fine Art.