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On the Edge

Another of my striped body series , painted during corona virus lockdown . The model is the long-suffering Jordan , perched on the edge of a stripe-covered sofa , so the title is both literal and a wee bit of a metaphor . Acrylic on board 90×76cm

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Broken Tiles & Blue Shadows

A newly finished acrylic painting . I’ve been working almost entirely in acrylic during the current covid pandemic – mainly on smallish paintings . Lots of tenement closes and this is the largest so far . 46×25 cm – acrylic on board

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Becky’s back in blue

Another painting produced in my lockdown studio . This time a re-working of a drawing study from a couple of years ago.

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Freedom in Dreams

We’re into the 6th week of corona virus lock-down and I’ve been working away in isolation in my studio . This is a painting that’s been on the easel for around 2 weeks and is now finished I think . Hopefully the title is appropriate .

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Stripes in isolation

The current corona-virus isolation is giving me the chance to explore some ideas I’ve had on my mind for some time . This is an addition to my ongoing series of work exploring stripes defining the human body .

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Hannah with her tattoo

The first of a , hopefully , ongoing series of portraits of people and their tattoos . Hannah has the poem ‘The Call’ by Thomas Osbert Mordaunt tattooed onto her leg so I projected it onto her and incorporated it into the painting .

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery

An early Autumn view from Glasgow University towards Kelvingrove Art Gallery in the city’s West-End .

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Horselethill

This is a recently finished painting , completed as a commission . It depicts the Glasgow University Medical department building in Glasgow’s West End , on one of my favourite named streets in the city . ‘Last leaves of Autumn on Horselethill’

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Not quite Narcissus

My amalgamation of the Venus at her mirror and Narcissus myths . My largest ( so far ) mezzotint

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Dennistoun Stairs

This is one of four paintings I’ve recently finished of the same close in Dennistoun in Glasgow’s East End . It’s part of a commission . When I was initially approached to do it I was a little unsure as I know the area fairly well and , well , to be diplomatic , I […]

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