‘San Gimignano and Poppies’, acrylic 30x30cm
San Gimignano is one of those must see places.While it will be crowded with tourists it is still dripping with character. Wander in though the big entry gates and up the main street. Climb on up towards the bell towers until you reach the top and can see over the beautiful Tuscan countryside. This painting was one I sold over Easter to some fellow Italy-lovers!
Washing Day in Italy,acrylic & enamel,60x60cm
An exhibition with 5 of my washing line paintings opens on the 28th May at Galleria Monteoliveto, Naples. If you happen to be in Naples , the gallery is centrally located in Piazza Monteoliveto and is on for 2 weeks. Press Release here
‘Rialto Bridge’, acrylic, 60x60cm
When we visited here in June last year there was a bridal procession going over this famous bridge and everyone in the wedding party including the guests wore white. It was quite a spectacle. This is my very loose interpretaion of a much loved landmark in Venice, the Rialto Bridge. I wanted to painted an immediate response to this image, limiting my colour palette and using a gold shimmer in the mixes (which you can’t see in this photo) to portray the richness of this wonderfully romantic place.
‘Under the Tuscan Sun’, acrylic 60x60cm
It was a great exhibition at the Graydon Gallery last week with a wonderful opening and lots of sales. The other artists involved were Deborah Johnson-Booker, Kim Mancini, Phil Tamblyn, Peta Mitchell and Grant Martin, plus we also had some wonderful jewellery by Anne Zafer. This painting of mine was one of the paintings sold at the exhibiton. Click for more Italy paintings .