Came about totally by accident; walking in a public garden with my sister in early January, 2011 and came across this foliage, partially frost covered. I find spontaneity very important to art, as it keeps the process fresh and interesting. This is one of my personal favourites.
Painted this in two and a half weeks in December 2009. Used artistic licence in the clouds and the tower itself. The clouds are coloured more purple than reality, while the shaded stones are green; I thought they’d go nicely with the sky. Cloyne is a nearby village, with a history stretching back to the 6th century. Sold.
Painted this in November 2009. This castle is half a mile from my home. It’s a late Medieval tower house owned by the Carews, a local Anglo-Norman landowning family. People have been impressed by the realism of this piece.