Painting trip to Venice.
More than two thousand Santa’s squeezed through the streets of Marlow. I set up my easel the day before to paint in the high street ahead of the race the following morning.
Richard, an Impasto Oil painter, lives in Marlow. His painterly style rejects his old graphic designer work and frees him up to concentrate on mood and the emotion in a scene. For Richard, it is what a scene feels like rather than what it looks like.
Painting at the bottom of Marlow High Street I was challenged by strong winds which at one point lifted my easel up and and deposited it plus the contents of my palette face down onto the ground. Luckily The Painting survived and the only damage was a bruise to my head. The day ended successfully for my as I bumped into The Celebrity Presenter Chris Evans who purchased the work there and then. Exhausted but satisfied I felt the Sunday glass of wine had been earnt.
Christmas Santa Race in Marlow with Chris Evans
May 8th 2022
Teaching a class at The Odney Club in Cookham with Stanley Spencer looking over my shoulder.