Cornish Harbours and Abstracts
Regular visits to Cornwall over many years have inspired these paintings. They contain references both to the Harbour, often seen from above (which could be described as a gull's eye view) and shapes of objects found within the Harbour. These include such things as the flagged floats which
mark submerged crab pots, pink balloon-like fenders protecting the sides of boats, rusted capstans and the metal pins that hold blocks of stone in place. Suggestions of the human figure sometimes find their way into the pictures. The paintings are composed in the studio from sketches done on the spot, photographic reference and long experience of Life-Drawing.