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.
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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.
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)
(My father). Last night we were at a gala to celebrate 48 plays directed by him, for the Theatre Royal Bath over the years. The celebrations included the unveiling of a portrait of him which they commissioned me to paint, as a surprise – EG he did not sit for it, and got quite a shock when he pulled the curtain cord to unveil it. So now it hangs in the foyer of this beautiful theatre, alongside theatre paintings from the great Somerset Maugham collection.
I painted in some clues: he’s holding his book about verse speaking; ‘Shakespeare’s Advice to the Players’ and behind him is a distinctive grey concrete wall, which students of Denys Lasdun’s architecture may recognise.
Oil on canvas.
Official photos have now come through – here’s a rather better shot taken by Anna Cardy (added May 31)
This is Tony Bell as Autolycus the peddler/thief in A Winter’s Tale – in a rehearsal room in Clapham, wearing bits of costume including a top hat and eye-liner. It’s a larger than life comic character but also deeply frightening, even in rehearsal. Digital painting over photo of charcoal sketch. (Print)