Recent bird paintings

I’ve mainly been painting birds and woodland over the winter, I love both. Mainly I head to the coast to watch the birds and these paintings are from the Lune Estuary near where I live, and the barnacle geese from the Solway Firth in Galloway. The entire Svalbard population of barnacle geese overwinters on the […]

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Summer, River Lune

This oil painting is part of my series, Lune Year. I’m painting the river every month since the big floods last December. I’m planning to exhibit them as a series to coincide with the anniversary of the biggest flood, on December 5th. Which might be slightly tempting fate.

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Denmark Street, Lancaster

This painting shows the ginnel (alley) behind the street I used to live on. I went  there last week in the rain, for no particular reason other than I was nearby. I set myself the challenge of trying to paint, without exaggeration, the flat grey light of a grey street on a rainy day.  Dreich, to

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