This portrait of the great Chief was deeply inspired by my interest in native wisdom. I worked from a black & white reference picture , which I translated into colour . I mainly used earth pigments in my Palette of colours . The main area of focus was the face & feathers. Capturing the spirit […]
commissioned for the Ringwood Steiner school .Painting Rudolph Steiner has been a very rewarding experience . my main aim was to capture the powerful , enigmatic qualities of the man who contributed so much to humanity with his great spiritual outlook. I used a selection of more muted colours to emphasize the period of when […]
Anadamoyima, Indian saint- Avatar. This painting is a commissioned painting for the heart of yoga foundation. Painting spiritual portrait subjects is always a joy & of course a deeply enriching experience. The challenge as an artist & light worker is to capture the spiritual emanation of this unique human being that was born to serve […]
Painting Mother Meera has been by far my most rewarding portrait so far. I have over the years visited Mother Meera to receive her darshan , her spiritual blessing. I was determined to capture her beautiful spiritual light that shines from the core of her being. This was a portriat like no other & each […]
Portrait painting 90 x 60cm. Painting Jenny has been a challenging & deeply rewarding experience. I now feel my artistic skills as a portrait artist are beginning to shine through, under the guidance & mentoring of Christina at studio 2.Mastering Portraiture is my goal & I’m now at a important stage of my development as […]
portrait of my sister, 14 x 14 inches on canvas. this portrait was completed in nov 2016 & took 2 months to complete from start to finish . i used prussian blue,burnt umber & white for the background. the skin tone was built up in layers mainly using flesh tone colour , naples yellow,burnt sienna,vandyke […]
oil painting on canvass 60/40 cm. completed in August 2016 . this portrait took 3 months to complete, part of my tuition at studio 2 portraiture class with Christina .Painting this portrait introduced me to new painting techniques . for the background i used alizarin crimson red , scarlet red & permanent mauve with a […]
portrait in water based oil 14 x 10
oil on canvass 24 /18 inches . completed in july 2015. mother meera portrait taken from reference photo of her whilst engaged in giving darshan ( spiritual blessing). I have been fortunate to have visited mother meera in person & have received her amazing powerful darshan. In this portrait i was aiming to capture the […]
oil painting 14 x 14
Scar hill Stone circle my latest landscape painting. original picture by Anna Curnow who has kindly allowed me to use this reference for the painting. I have a deep connection & love of Dartmoor. Painting for me is about feeling & capturing the energy of a place. The majestic stone circle is very special at […]
Nanda Devi is a sacred mountain in the high Himalayas between Tibet & India. In Hindu mythology Nanda Devi is the abode of the Goddess Parvati. Parvati is the goddess of love & fertility . MY love of mountains was the inspiration for this painting. for more details of the painting process go to Nanda […]
The idea for this my third Fantasy project was inspired by a beautiful drawing of an angel by a Persian fantasy artist. The composition of the painting is laid out on the principles of sacred geometry. Painting Arch Angel Michael has taken me 4 months to complete & has been a deeply moving experience.my intent […]
This is my second fantasy work created mainly from imagination & inspired by persian fantasy art. It took me a while to workout the layout of the temple & where to position the fire alters , pillers & high priestess . I have used sacred geometry & a mandala design in the composition to enhance […]
Merlin – Summoning the cosmic forces of Albion. original fantasy art . 30/24 inches ( 80/60) cm. Merlinis my first original fantasy painting in oil. comleted in may 2016, taking 4 months to complete. for me fantasy art is a deep spiritual journey, inspired by my interest in sacred themes & mythology plus my love […]
Abstract painting inspired by the principles of sacred geometry. colour fusion is designed to awaken a inner response that delves into the deeper levels of mind , emotion & spirit. Abstract art of this nature can have a healing effect on the viewer. I have carefully designed the shapes & colours arrangement in this painting […]
latest Abstract painting . symphony of colour is based on sacred geometry principles . I use a design system based on the armature of the rectangle in laying out shapes & use colour harmony to create a unique painting that allows the viewer to explore their own creative potential . Abstract paintings work on a […]
Alpha & omega was inspired by the principles of sacred geometry & the elements of dynamic symmetry. The principles of the Armature of the rectangle was used to help me design the shapes & colour harmony that creates a unique painting designed to awaken the self on a deeper level of mind , emotion & […]
The Guru illustration painting cover . painted in oil for My friend Steve Maybury upcoming second book . The Guru is a spiritual fictional book following his first book The Evolution. This is my first book cover illustration painting .
Life drawing Of Lily . Christchurch life drawing class . 45 Min drawing sketch in graphite pencil. Life drawing really helps to improve drawing skills like no other.
This painting was painted from both Lydia posing & from a reference photo. Lydia posed over 3 sessions allowing me to capture a greater depth & colour range than merely working from a reference photo alone. Lydia requested to have a skyscape with apples in the painting which was created from imagination.the painting took 16 […]
This is my first life painting project that I am working with a life modal over a series of two hour sessions to allow me the time to slowly get all the Proportion of the body right. I have been attending life drawing classes which has helped me improve my drawing & painting skills . […]
Christchurch life drawing class of Lilly life modal in graphite pencil. short sketches of Lilly in various poses during the class.
Female nude life painting. I painted this to perfect my skills as an artist. one of the greatest challenges in art is to master the human form. This painting took me about 3 months to complete & has helped me perfect my skills as an artist. i worked from a reference photo & look forward […]
life paintings of Lili life modal at the boscombe life drawing group. Starting with short sketches of Lili then two 30 min poses & finally a 1 hour pose. Being used to long painting projects , life painting is very liberating & allows for more free artistic expression.
Life painting in oil of Robin 24/6/17 at the Boscombe life drawing group. Painting from life is a fantastic way to improve my observational skills as an artist . I do enjoy completing a painting in under 1 hour compared to my fantasy project which has taken 6 months & still not totally finished. In […]
Life painting at the Boscombe life drawing group. It was good to be back after 4 months, really needed a break from my longer projects. Life painting requires speed & allows for a more energetic raw painting that is completed in a short time frame. This is pat in various poses.
Various paintings from life. Life painting is very challenging as time is short to produce convincing life paintings. Here a few life painting sketches completed in thirty minute or one hour time frame. As a relatively slow painter , life painting forces me to develop a more raw, spontaneous, fluid expression in my art journey. […]
Life painting sketches in oil . christchurch life drawing class dec 2016 & trishes life drawing class nov 2016. Each life sketche done in 45 min time scale. A real test of endurance & skill.
A spirit guide commission for client. Neerat. Neerat old buddhist healing guide. had links to angkor in ancient cambodia. now in spirit. painting spirit guides is so different than the other art i do being totally free & channelled through feeling . still perfecting my skills as a psychic artist.
Spirit guide portrait commission for Helen. ralph. Ralph is a healer guide in spirit.
Spirit guide portrait in oil of sister Teresa a channelling guide of sue who sits in my channelling group. sister Teresa shares her spiritual insight on various topics on life & spiritual development.doing spirit guide portraits is very different to other areas of my art & is still being perfected.
Spirit guide of pam my therapist. kote an oriental spirit guide. in his Earthly life kote was from northern vietnam & the Yunnan china border region. He was a gifted Buddhist monk incorporating older shamanic practices in his spiritual life. Kote is a healing Guide working through pam in her shen healing light work.
Anton, my channelling guide completed feb 2017 . Painting my own spirit guide has been strange but deeply powerful experience helping me to tune in more with his energy. I have used my new painting skills to achieve a likeness capturing the spiritual glow being my main goal. Anton channels the violet ray, being an […]
Rebecca- spirit guide .oil on canvas. painting rebecca was a challenge as her presense felt somewhat remote . As a trance channeller i have learnt over the years to trust what comes to me. So during a meditation i suddenly got a image of a bull & was given the info that rebecca had a […]
Agatha-spirit guide . oil painting on canvas. painting a spirit guide for me is mainly through feeling & visual images that i receive from spirit. This is channelled art ,which i am still perfecting . During the painting i experienced heat in my body & a feeling of spiritual light . Agatha is a healing […]
Size: 60/40cm Time to complete: 4 months Wood finish: Gloss varnish/polester background
Merlin- Marquetry 60/40 cm completed 2012. taking 3 months to complete. This marquetry work shows merlin summoning the forces of Albion. I used mahogany veneer for the background. For merlin’s hair & beard orange wood was ideal to portray grey ageing hair. pear wood for the skin . The main emphasis in this work was […]
Lord krishna marquetry art work – 96/60 cm. completed summer 2011. This is my favourite of all the marquetry works i carried out over a 10 year period. This work was inspired by my interest in the Indian spiritual tradition. the piece radiates Lord krishna’s divine power & compasion for all life. An extensive range […]
100/60cm completed 2013. this Marquetry work inspired by my love of mythology & sacred themes was my most challenging work to date , taking 2 years to complete. I’ve calculated that hundreds of separate veneers have been incorporated in this marquetry work. Some of the more common veneers used being pear, walnut , orange ,oak […]
29/10/18 New portrait of Mother meera portrait . using a high quality picture . It has taken me a week to draw Mother Meera on the canvass. I choose not to trace the image as i see the drawing an integral part of the painting process. I use a water soluble pencil for the drawing […]
Scorhill stone circle . This is my second landscape painting which I am using Anna Curnow (ASC photography)photo with her permission.A beautiful depiction of Dartmoor. I have now completed two layers of paint & now at the stage of refining the landscape . I have chosen a panoramic photo to capture the expanse Dartmoor. I’m […]
This is my first landscape painting of the mighty Nanda Devi mountain peak. i have carefully drawn the peak using a selection of different reference photos. again applying the principles of sacred geometry in the composition. The first stage was to apply a Imprematura in red umber to define the lights & darks. Next i […]
1/5/18 I have started the painting of Chief crazy horse . Starting with a detailed drawing using water soluable colour pencil . Then a monochrome Imprematura first layer has been applied to help define & highlight the lights & shadows using a burnt sienna weak glaze. 3/5/18. Now working from the bottom of the portrait […]
This is my new Fantasy project inspired by Persian fantasy paintings.I have utilized the principals of sacred geometry , using the Armature of the rectangle to position Arch Angel Michael & the planet in particular. This will be a highly challenging painting, allowing me to incorporate all the painting skills I have acquired over the […]
Rudolph steiner portrait. This is a commissioned portrait for the Ringwood steiner school. still at the early stages . Have now completed the first layer of skin tone & starting on the second skin tone. this will be a challenging portrait which i’m very happy to take on. I’m working from a black & white […]
I have been attending life drawing/painting classes for over a year. Life classes are mainly sketch paintings done within a limited time between 30-1 hour. So have been inspired to use my portrait skills to paint a detailed painting of the female nude , allowing me to slowly build up the layers of paint. This […]
7/8/17 I have started with a detailed drawing Of the subject . Then i have carried out a monochrome Imprimatura using Walnut oil & Burnt sienna to define The lights & darks. this procedure helps to enhance the later stages of painting process . Then i have painted the first layer of colour’ mainly using […]
New Mother Meera portrait. Early stages of Mother Meera. Completed drawing then added a burnt sienna wash & have started applying first Layer of colour. 11/4/2017 Now have began to complete first layer of skin tone, at this stage making careful corrections as I paint & adjust areas of the nose, eyes & mouth. 27/4/2017 […]
New fantasy High Priestess in Fire Temple. I have composed the temple design mainly from imagination with some reference photos. This is by far my most ambitious piece yet. At this stage working on finding the right colour & light. 6/4/2017. I have now completed about 70% of the painting. The challenge has been working […]