My artwork is personal, absorbing the influences around me. The most important being the people that have been at these places throughout history to the present day. That is why every painting must be started on site with a knowledge of its history and meeting the people that visit today. There is soul and emotion in these places, whispering of times past present and hopefully future. I love the vibrancy and detail of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, spontaneity of Impressionist and romance of Jack Vettriano.
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King Richard III Portrait
Influenced from a previous portrait from
an unknown artist this image was reconstructed from information gained from the remains of King Richard III. This is the first known portrait painted for King Richard III using the DNA information about his hair and eye colour. The original was bought by The Richard III Society and was on the BBC the morning he was collected from Leicester University,also on ITV, Canadian and French newspapers.
SOLD to the Richard III Society
Three Suns of York
hree Sun’s were seen at Mortimer`s cross on the morning of 2nd of Feb 1461- the morning of an important battle which would help Edward IV become King. The appearance of the Three Sun’s frightened Edward’s troops, although he convinced them that God was on their side as this was a sign of the Holy Trinity. Later Edward used the Three Sun’s as his symbol “The Sun in Splendour”. It was thought that the Sun’s represented himself and his two brothers George and Richard III, the three Son’s of York!
Fotheringhay Branches of Life
The entrance to the church in Fotheringhay - the local church where King Richard III was born and the nearest church to Fotheringhay Castle in which Mary Queen of Scot’s was beheaded. The branches of the trees represent life’s choices, the junctions that follow and the results of those decisions.
Painted in acrylic Original £750.00 Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 18” x 14”(45.7cm x 35.6cm) £50.00. Canvas £100.00
Richard III's Window Barnards Castle
King Richard III had this window built specially with The Boar, (his emblem) carved into the stone above it.
Painted acrylic on wood Original £SOLD Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 18” x 14” (45.7cm x 35.6cm) £50.00. Canvas £100.00
Leicester Guildhall where I held an exhibition centred on Richard III during the week of his reinterment.
Painted in acrylic Original £625.00 Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 £100
Kirby Muxloe Castle
Built by Lord William Hastings.
Building of the castle was only partly completed due to the death of Lord Hastings in1483. Hastings was beheaded on King Richard III`s orders.
Painted in a mix medium of acrylic, watercolour and oil Original £1000.00 Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 18” x 14”(45.7cm x 35.6cm) £50.00. Canvas £100.00. Full sized print £160.00
The Old London/Roman Road
It is thought that King Richard III travelled on this road that would have led to Market Bosworth and Kirby Muxloe Castle. The farm was there during King Richard`s time and houses the original drawbridge to Kirby Muxloe Castle.
Painted in acrylic Original £675.00 Limited edition Giclee Print 1/20 18” x 14” (45.7cm x 35.6cm) £50.00. Canvas £100.00
St James Church, Sutton Cheney
On October the 2nd 2013 I felt compelled to go to this church kneel where I imagined Richard III may have knelt at the foot of the altar and paint. Eerie to begin with, then peaceful as the sunlight streamed through the stain glass window.
The next day I met Philippa Langley and Michael Jones at the Battle of Bosworth battlefield visitors centre where they launched their book "The Search for Richard III"
Painted in acrylic Original £525.00 Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 £100
Dadlington View from Dog & Hedgehog
Painted over three canvases is the view as it is today.
The field where the Battle of Bosworth took place in the background, the spire of the church where King Henry IV was crowned in the distance and the route the fallen would have been brought to rest in Dadlington shown by the figures.
Painted in acrylic Original £925.00 Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 17.5” x 17.25” (45cm x 43.8cm) £100.00. Canvas £150.00
Soldiers from Civil War -Bradgate Pk
Sealed Knot re-enactment of the English Civil war in Bradgate Park. Henry 2nd Baron Grey of Groby, born at Bradgate was senior commander in the armies of Parliament and one of the signatories of the death warrant of King Charles I 1649. He later supported the monarchy.
Painted in acrylic Original £400.00 Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 Full size £70.00. Canvas £120.00
Corner seascape, commission.
Painted in a mix medium of acrylic and oil Limited Edition Giclee Print 1/20 18”x 14” (45.7 x 35.6cm) £50.00. Canvas £100.00