Gallery

Portfolio range samples.

Graphite

"Lee displaying glass bottle" Graphite on A3 190gsm cartridge paper (Mc Gregors Auction, St Andrews, Scotland)
"Stavros the farmer of Neo Chorio" Graphite on A3 190gsm drawing paper
"Georgo, Kakopetria" Graphite on A3 190gsm drawing paper
"Rita, Marina Bar proprietor" Graphite on A4 on white 150gsm watercolour paper.

Charcoal

Brian Charcoal on A3 drawing paper based on live sketching during a meeting.
John Charcoal on A3 drawing paper based on live sketching during a meeting.

Pastels

Dundee Sunset Across the Tay June 2007 sunset across the river Tay. Pastels on 300gsm paper 120 cm x 90 cm
Crimean Sunset Kara Dag, Koktebel sunset on Black Sea. Pastels on 300gsm paper 120 cm x 90 cm
Grayson Perry Pastel painting on 300 gsm handmade paper 57 cm x 57 cm

This pastel painting is of the many faces of Grayson Perry. Inspired by a video when he discussed his long relationship with "Alan Measles" his teddy bear from childhood.  He has a very complex relationship with it stemming from when his father disserted him as a child. In one national TV interview he introduced the teddybear as a diety, much to the presenters amazement.

It is pastel on handmade 300gm paper by Saunders Waterford measuring 57cm x 57cm.

Baby Bugs Pastel of pug dog.

"Baby Bugs" the pug was found sitting in a basket on the back of a bike outside our gate. It is pastel on Canson MX A3 watercolour 300gm

Watercolours

The Cypriot Grandson Watercolour on A3 300 gsm NOT paper

This is an example of a watercolour commission on 508 mm x 406 mm 300 gsm NOT. The boy's grandfather commisioned the painting to begin rebuilding his portfolio of family pictures following tragically lossing of all his photographs. He was a farmer in the Troodos mountains near Kakopetria, Cyprus. His source image was dogeared from inside an old wallet.

I welcome a challenge and can work from photographs as long as there is enough detail. Its also possible to construct from a group of photos when the preferred image lacks detail. 

Family portaits can be created by combining a group of individual images when there is not a single image available. 

I'm happy to discuss the possibilities of creating your dream image - just contact when convenient. 

Portraiture and lanscapes below are samples from my range.

Amed Watercolour on A3 300 gsm NOT paper from a photo in his fathers wallet
Their First Grandchild Watercolour of happy grandparents and granddaughter on A3 300 gsm NOT paper
Studio Male Model A one hour studio. exercise Watercolour on A3 300 gsm NOT paper
Russian Sculptor Watercolour on A3 300 gsm NOT paper from reference sketches
Desperate Dan, Nethergate, Dundee Watercolour of Desperate Dan, Gnasher, and Minnie the Minx bronze statues
Nethergate Dundee Circa 1905 Watercolour of Dundee City trams, Dundee Museum reference photo circa 1905
Royal Arch and Victoria Dock Dundee Watercolour of Royal Arch and sailing ship in Victoria Dock Dundee from reference image circa 1895
Tayport Mussel Fishermen Watercolour of two mussel fishers, Tay estuary, Tayport, Fife

Acrylics

Babushka Marina Acrylic portrait of Ukrainian grandmother, 14cm x 19cm mounted in heavy guilt frame

On the right is an example of an acrylic portrait on canvas board measuring 14 cm x 19 cm.

This size is particularly attractive in an ornate gilded frame as shown here. It is a size suited to the memories of departed loved ones.

Acrylics are very good for large canvases as unlike oils it is possible to complete compicated subjects quickly as there is no need for long drying times. The first below was completed in single outdoor sitting. The subject is varieties daffodils and narcissis fields growing on a hillside in Angus, Scotland during the month of March.

Below are three abstract landscapes completed for a commission based on the battlefields of Angus, Scotland.

Spring Bulb Fields at Guthrie, Angus Acrylic on site painting on 60 cm x 90 cm stretched canvas
Tay's Revenge Abstract acrylic of the site of the loss of 60 English loot ships following the siege of Dundee
Battle of Nechansmere Abstract acrylics of the battlefield at Dunnichen, Angus. 50 x 50 cm stretched canvas
Broughty Castle, Dundee Abstract acrylics looking up the Tay to the Dundee Law 50 x 50 cm canvas

Oil Paintings

El Torro Oils on stretched canvas 60 x 80 cm

The Charging Black Bull was inspired by Costa Blanca Spanish bull fighting. It is an 90 cm x 60 cm oil on canvas. 

Below are examples of oil painting commissions.

The child was privately commisioned oils on a box canvas 25 x 35 cm the source image was an e-mailed digital photo.

In the centre was also privately commisioned oils on box canvas 30 x 30 cm image from a photo taken on a mobile phone.

The third, entitled "Rita's Baltic Surprise" is oils on canvas 100 x 40 cm  her surprise came from the splash of a wave of cold seawater that soaked the leg of her jeans. Privately commisioned based on a mobile phone image transferred via Facebook.

Little Balerina Oils on stretched canvas 30 x 40 cm this little ballerina studies the teacher
Ramuna Oils on stretched canvas 30 x 40 cm mobile phone reference image
The Surprise! Oils on stretched canvas 120 x 40 cm from a Facebook reference image
These are examples from my range of media and styles