Welcome

With Francis Hoyland, Venice

I hope you enjoy your visit

Painting family, homes and friendly places, these simple ordinary and heartwarming subjects are represented over and over again in my work. I paint largish works in oils working from drawings, while pastels and watercolours I take directly from nature. These studies are really complete works in their own right and only some of them become larger oil paintings.

Working from my studio at the back of the house, sometimes a painting may take several years to reach a conclusion from its original study. But whether I am working on a quick charcoal drawing or a study in oils it is always a deep and personal expression of the many things in my life that are dear to me.

 

In the yard at Ingleville, Normandy