Through the years, my work has evolved through many styles and media, ink, pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, chalk pastel, oil paints, acrylic, watercolour and gouache. I have worked on printmaking and etching, landscape and figure-work as well as geological subjects. My early work concentrated on local scenes and buildings but as I travelled more extensively I relished the opportunity to paint volcanoes as well as, at the other extreme, glaciers in Iceland, Greenland and Norway. I continue to experiment with a variety of sizes, formats and materials, increased use of sketchbooks and developing figurative art and landscape. I am also continuing my work with the Geological Association in London, creating for their magazine and displays.
My work as a geologist has taken me to a variety of different settings. The apocalyptic oil fires of the Gulf war were an image that stuck in my mind. Painted in Acrylic on watercolour paper 80 by 62cm.
Dry point etching on zinc plate. Print on 500 pound watercolour paper 30 by 35cm.
One of the spectacular locations off the Antarctic peninsula. 80cm by 62cm Painted in Acrylic on watercolour paper.
This rather grand building stands on the corner of Bennets Hill and New Street, Birmingham. I did this picture on the spot using pen and watercolour on acid-free cartridge paper 43 by 30cm.
Drypoint image on zinc-plate. Printed on watercolour paper 33 by 44 cm.
This unusual building in the centre of Birmingham employing several different architectural styles. I thought it would make an interesting subject. This is a pen and ink study drawn on card 30 by 44cm.
A long narrow print based on the Greek legend of the Sirens. From a dry point etching 44 by 15cm.
Inspired by the peaks of the Dolomites by the Seller Pass in Italy. Print 30 by 40cm on canvas.
This was painted on the evening of a rare aurora in the Midlands. Prints 30 by 40cm on canvas.
An aquatint of burlesque performer Arleen. Print by aquatint 25 by 35cm.