MARCH AT MIDNIGHT!

MARCH AT MIDNIGHT!

This painting of penguins is oil on hand stretched linen  – I like to stretch my own as it all makes the process from this simple action to the finished painting more personal.  These are King Penguins and the smaller version of the Emperor Penguins, but very...
MAGNIFICENT RAJAN.

MAGNIFICENT RAJAN.

This is the magnificent tusker Rajan who was 63 years old when I went to see him and who was the last swimming elephant and lived in the Andaman Islands, close to Burma but part of India. My obsession and love of elephants led me to see him at the Barefoot Resort on...
Orang utan, Mother and baby

Orang utan, Mother and baby

Another in the family of our close cousins, the orang utan.  As an artist I have been involved with conservation organisations who are trying to keep the rainforest habitat from being logged out and these lovely cousins facing extinction in our lifetime. We visited...
‘Where’s my forest gone’?

‘Where’s my forest gone’?

Although this young orang utan was sold a while ago,as the artist I have visiting rights as he was bought by a good friend.  He was painted on silk with acrylic paints and as with all my silk paintings, the initial background work is what I call my ‘chaos’...
Head Study – The Legendary ‘Spartacus’

Head Study – The Legendary ‘Spartacus’

Many thanks for all the positive comments on last week’s blog on the Drum Horse ‘Major Spartacus’.  This is an oil on fine linen head study of this amazing horse and it is the second study I have done.  The first one was donated to the Household...
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