A painting done on my iPad- based on a vintage photograph of archaeologists in Sardinia, taken in 1954. Note the genders, the sunny sky and the large menhir they’re leaning on.
Ercole Contu is on the right. To the left are archaeologists Maria Teresa Amorelli, Tea Coco, Massimo Pallottino, Gennaro Pesce and Giovanni Lilliu. The team are excavating at Mount Accoddi near Sassari. The temple complex there is the only known example in the Medditerranian basin of a Mesopotamian style ziggurat, or possibly step-pyramid, and dates to 3500-4000 BC.
Here is another family portrait, of my erstwhile stepmother, the opera singer Maria Ewing, singing Carmen. Check it out on Youtube.
There are Magnolia buds and sweet cherry blossoms braving the icey winds, it’s almost Spring in London.
This pattern is my fairwell to Winter and to herald the tiny flowers of Spring.
We went to see Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman at the National Theatre last week, in preview. I’m still thinking about it a week later. Lying in bed this lazy Sunday morning, I did this iPad sketch of the playwright, George Bernard Shaw.
The Magna Carta was signed by King John at Runnymede, on 15th June 1215. Today being the 15th January, I’m five months early for the 800th anniversary. That’s because I’m also celebrating the impact of the Magna Carta on America, where it became an icon of Liberty under Law, and the basis for the Constitution.
The Magna Carta is a uniquely important document, enshrining Free Speech and ‘Habeas Corpus’ in law. This print, “My Magna Carta 800”, is my homage to the ‘Great Charter’. It’s based on an oil painting I did last year.
This is my latest iPad painting; of a chap in a Pharrell Williams hat and a pony skin, leopard print collar.
Print, limited edition of 3.
iPad painting (Print). She looks like a Spanish woman, hence the title. I really like her dress. Maybe she’s Carmen. All prints, limited editions of 3.
IPad painting (Print). Limited edition of three.
Oil on canvas. In Suffolk in early August, I saw an Indian family on the beach at Walberswick, right near the spot where Phillip Wilson Steer painted those Edwardian girls in the captivating, glinting sea light.
Oil on canvas. The colours are a bit richer than they appear here. It’s inspired by a vintage photograph of a young laundress sleeping in the street. She has half an eye open to protect her livelihood: a mobile laundry wringer kept close by her makeshift bed.
The Help To Buy Scheme. 24″ x 36″ (62cm x 91cm)
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Painting, oil on canvas, of Lakshmi.
She is the Hindu Goddess of material and spiritual prosperity, good fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. It is customary to pay her homage particularly in the month of October. Mahalakshmi is the mother of the universe. She is often seen with an elephant and swans and stands on a lotus flower, symbol of beauty and calm non-attachment.
My show opened last night at Serena Morton gallery at the top of Ladbroke Grove, London W10 (right under Tom Dixon’s water-tower).
We had a great party. Pictures were sold, I’m dizzy with joy and a tad hungover.
Great news. My debut show will be held in London during the month of June, at the new Serena Morton space at Canalside, Ladbroke Grove W11. There’s lots of preparation going on. Here to celebrate, is a charcoal I did at Lavender Hill atelier school a while back, with a leaf bikini and russet background added this evening on the computer. (Print)
It’s freezing in London. To cheer us all up here’s some razzle-dazzle… slightly influenced by Trelawny Of The Wells at the Donmar Warehouse last weekend… It’s Show Time! iPad drawing (Print. Always in limited edition of 3)
Digital iPhone painting. (Print)