2013 (Egg tempera on hide) 107×79
Copy of Flammarion’s engraving of breaking through into the wider universe. Flammarion was a 19th Century chemist and must have had a particularly interesting mind.
Alchemic Green Lion
2013 (Egg tempera on hide) 90×56
Another copy of a medieval image. Unfortunately, I put this painting outside which proved to be a mistake: slugs love egg tempera and they ate a large hole in it. I’ll paint another one day.
1994 (Pastel on board) 63×76 cm
Anticipation was produced one night when I finally saw I could reach out to touch the dawn.
Apuane from Terenzana
2019 (Oil on board) 95.5×74 cm
I don’t often paint landscapes, but I love painting these mountains. The frame is part of the painting.
2017 (Oil on board) 55×75 cm
This was painted for a neighbour – the first landscape I did for many years. It worked well.
2018 (Oil on canvas board) 39×29 cm
One night there was a lightning storm above the mountains. The colours were incredible, so I tried to match them.
1979 (Acrylic on board) 51×82.5 cm
Based on an idea by Arthur C. Clarke (not the TV series, though – the book, which I found inspiring).
Dancing off the Edge of the World
1992 (Oil pastel) 40×70 cm
I produced this work twice – the client lost the first one so I redid it. He still has the second one!
2017 (Oil on board) 160×120
What happens in a dimension shift? This painting was the beginning of the thinking behind my Shimmering Veil and Multi-Dimensional Deva decks.
1992 (Oil on canvas) 60×91 cm
This was called High Flier for a while, but I prefer Firebird. About a powerful raptor, on the lookout for prey?
2015 (Egg tempera and gold leaf on board) 26×36 cm
I did a course to learn about icon-making. I enjoyed it, but to me any art is a sacred act, and the icon-making process no more, and no less, than that.
Lady of Flowers
2017 (Oil on canvas) 40×60 cm
This was in homage to Redon, whose work I revere. She holds an oval threshold to a different dimension.
2014 (Acrylic on board) 90×45 cm
Very unusual piece for me in its colours, and the fact that an imaginative landscape.
Movements in Time
1990 (Acrylic on board) – 155×101 cm
Another of the occasional challenges I set myself – I wanted to paint a big painting in a day. Hence the acrylics.
1988 (Oil on board) 96×155 cm
This painting showed me the world I wanted to inhabit, and has inspired me ever since.
Not in Entire Forgetfulness
1996 (Oil on board) 91×60 cm
This title is a quote from Wordsworth’s poem. The painting was stolen. It’s a favourite and I have done a copy, but I still prefer the old one!
2017 (Oil on canvas) 86×106 cm
A kind of aspirational work, another one with the idea of moving up through the different dimensions.
Piper at the gates of dawn
2016 (Oil on board) 267×159 cm
This was a commission to fit on a full wall. The Piper’s face was a drawing done many years back, and I was so pleased to have found a work that would frame him.
2017 (Oil on cardboard) 82×54 cm
A friend took a photo of the sun rising through mist, which I thought was so lovely I painted a copy from her photo.
1994 (Oil on board) 160×90 cm
A very successful but quite complex painting that takes a bit of deciphering. It has a panther and a woman in there somewhere.
2017 (Oil on canvas) 122×60 cm
One of my favourite landscapes. Someone said it had an end-of-the-world feel. They could be right…
Reflections on a Dream
1987 (Pastel on card) 54×82 cm
This piece was actually reflections on a dream, based on the idea of the visit to a fair with silver balloons.
1994 (Oil pastel on brown paper) 63×48 cm
This was produced at a course on illustration but is now one of my favourite paintings. I even have a book on her (Selene, the Moon Goddess) and my house is named after her.
Shadows on the Wall
1991 (Oil on canvas) – 103×77 cm
Plato’s story has little to do with this one: quite a few different themes that surface occasionally in my work.
1992 (Oil on canvas) 89×140 cm
Shiva is the highest on my gods list – he’s both creator and destroyer, but he also is a dancer, right at the centre of the dance.
1989 (Oil on board) 125×95 cm
Another of my absolute favourite paintings. Note the crocodile, the ghost child, and the two Sleepers, who are actually waking up.
2000 (Acrylic on card) 62×75 cm
There are a number of myths where people turn into swans (and vice versa). This illustrates one of them.
1992 (Oil on canvas) 51×66 cm
This painting told a story. The Fool figure loved the woman, but she was dying from radiation poisoning. I realised she’d needed to either heal – or die. After some months, she healed.
The Tarocchi Players
2013 (Egg tempera on hide) 107×79 cm
This copy of a medieval fresco was painted in egg tempera on hide. I then stretched it on a rough wooden frame using leather cord.
1990 (Oil on canvas) 60×91 cm
This painting had an unusual genesis: I needed to paint a vertical picture for an exhibition. It was unexpectedly successful
Watcher on the Threshold
1991 (Oil on board) 107×200 cm
Watcher was the painting that followed Night Dancers. It’s quite a bit taller than I am.
Woman and Unicorn
2013 (Mische technique on board) 16×24 cm
The Mische technique is a mixture of tempera and oils, and takes forever to paint as you do a white layer, then a transparent red one, then blue (something like that, anyway)
Woman Clothed in the Sun
2012 (Oil on canvas) 61×76 cm
If you know your bible, you’ll recognise this phrase from Revelations.