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 ….

Latest commission piece

Here is my latest commissioned painting. It measures 5ft x 3ft and was an absolute joy to paint!

I love to use palette knife to create texture and layers in the foreground in conjunction with a smooth tranquil sky. Happily the family who wanted this view of Lundy Island are really pleased with it and couldn’t wait to get it on the wall!

All commissions are considered so please just get in touch 🙂