Portuguese Gardens

The surroundings gardens of a hotel provided the inspiration for a playful series of images using the seemingly random layout of trees and shrubs. The lack of formality lead to some unusual juxtapositions of shape and colour. Initially a series of collages, I really enjoyed introducing a looser style when applying the paint for the foliage and flowers which is contrasted with the almost flat background.

All original pieces from this series, using acrylic on board, are available to buy from this website through this link here. 

If you would prefer to see the originals, please contact me at to arrange a viewing.

Inkflowers - Series 1 and Series 2

“The Inkflowers Series uses brightly coloured drawing ink on the rough side of Hahnemühle Traditional Fine Art paper and Winsor & Newton inks.

There is a degree of control in using the brush to apply the ink. The textured paper gives rise to spontaneous edges and the element of chance comes into play.

I'm reminded of the art of "Sumi-e" - oriental brush painting that uses black ink to create beautifully simple renditions of natural forms”.

ART TO BUY: Inkflowers Series 2, original art using ink, available here.

Inkflowers, Series 2 – Original with Mount - ink drawing using Winsor & Newton inks on Hahnemühle Traditional Fine Art Paper.