Following my recent exhibition in October 2016 at Wimbledon Fine Art entitled ‘paintings of Australia, The South of France, Mustique and Mallorca’ and several commissions resulting from that exhibition, I have been working on a series of water colours.
These water colours will be the subject of my new exhibition due to open on February 5th at HOLDERS HOUSE in BARBADOS and running through till the end of March 2017.
The water colours are based on an idea that first transpired during my two voyages aboard ‘Sililona’ (a Phinisi sailing vessel) sailing throughout the Indonesian Archipelago in the late autumn of 2011 and early spring of 2012 .
I painted pictures as ‘postcards’, larger than one would expect but as large water colours with ‘trompe l’oeil’ stamps .
After retracing this idea through my previous sketchbooks (a compilation of images recorded over the many years I have been visiting and painting in Barbados), I decided to use the same approach and painted 30 water colours as ‘Postcards from Barbados’, (each image on hand made water colour paper all measuring 30 x 50 cms.)
My next large exhibition in London is planned for the spring of 2018 which will include paintings from The Italian Riviera and Corsica which I intend to visit in the late spring of this year together with a trip to Southern India in the autumn.
I will also be returning to Mallorca in the summer to continue with my ceramics.