Hot hot hot

As I write this it’s mid afternoon and four degrees here in Ballarat. But then, it’s midwinter, and the change of seasons is part of the fun at 450m above sea level. In the summer it will be over 40 degrees, by 11am each morning my studio will be too hot to work in, acrylics … More Hot hot hot

Grampians (Gariwerd) V

One of the first paintings I made in Australia. This was a result of my first visit to the Grampians. Now, there are Grampians back home in Scotland, but they’re nothing like these ones, despite Major Mitchell’s contention when he named them during one of his surveying expeditions for the British Empire. I was used to … More Grampians (Gariwerd) V

Brig o’ Turk

A small painting made in Scotland back just before I moved to Australia. I loved the way the reflections in the water were brighter than the sky and I felt as though I was floating above the sky, looking down on it. There are a few paintings over the years that I would never sell since memories … More Brig o’ Turk


For a few busy years I divided my time between Cornwall and Australia. Arriving in either the ubiquitous green of Cornwall or the “sunburnt country” of Australia always caused a sensory overload until my eyes reset to the prevailing palette. This painting, one of the largest I had made at the time, is typical of the Cornwall paintings of … More Tomperrow