Summer 2020

With July came the easing of lock down and the return of holiday makers to my little corner of the world, I’m not going to say it was a shock to the system but …

Still, the influx of visitors brings new commissions and the lock down paintings have been very well received! … In fact the little aerial surfers sold so quickly I have already had commissions to do more from people who missed out on the others! There will certainly be more in the pipeline as well as more ocean surface studies.

Lockdown life

Well no one could have foreseen this craziness!

luckily we managed to get the last flight out of Liberia airport for the foreseeable future…

Back at home on lockdown I feel even more grateful than usual to live in this beautiful part of the world and also guilty at the same time to have such space at my fingertips when some are experiencing the hardest of times.

As you can imagine, being an artist is quite suited to lockdown life, plenty of time to catch up on commissions and get started on some Costa Rica inspired work too…

I took a series of underwater photos while away to work from when back in the studio…here’s the first ‘swimmer I’

On the easel at the moment is a commission of Woolacombe and there is a Costa Rica aerial in the pipeline so stay tuned for those!!

March Tropical Travels

So this year, March brings quite dramatic change as well as my trip to Costa Rica!

Wild coastlines stretch for hundreds of miles lined with palm trees and littered with sun bleached drift wood. It’s impossible not to find inspiration.

I had a beautiful terrace to set up a little studio overlooking the jungle canopy with views to the ocean and with regular monkey visitors….truly paradise.

Even in the dry season foliage is impressive, giant banana palm leaves and palm fronds of all types rustling in the breeze…

I also made good use of the drone and made some studies using the footage while I was there, I love the sea, sand and palm line from above. The ultimate escape shot!

The colours of the ocean, the waves cresting and breaking on the shore, can’t wait to get some studio pieces on the go.

Then Covid-19 arrived ….

Drone work

Perfect weather for a drone flight!…I am not a fan of noisy intrusive fly spies but I do love the images they capture. Places that you know so well, easily recognised but abstracted purely by the point of view.

I am looking forward to getting some fantastic wild coastline shots when I am away in Costa Rica later in the year. Plenty of inspiration for future paintings so watch this space!

S T U D I O N E W S

March 2020

Having a trip planned is always a good thing! Costa Rica is the destination for March with its miles of wild palm fringed coastline and warm surf there will be no end of opportunity to inspire and evolve my work.