A past commission of Theodor the Bay horse.
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Oil on canvas panel 20 x 16 ins
Oil on canvas panel 20 x 16 ins
A past commission of a painting I did which typifies the English country house. Set in a dry late summer, note the sunburnt banks in front of the house and the field where the owners horses grazie happily in the paddock.
As I don’t paint to flatter and try to paint what I see, hence the dryness and sunburnt look of the grounds on this hazy late summer day.
Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in
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Scenes like this are seldom seen and I was extremely fortunate to find such a chance and put it to canvas. I came upon this scene whilst out walking at a place called Rodney’s Pillar. Rodney’s Pillar is set on a hilltop in Montgomeryshire about a mile from the boundary with Shropshire. The hilltop rises to 900 ft and at the top give spectacular 360 degree views across Shropshire, Cheshire and Wales. You can follow a path, open to the public, which takes you through woods on both sides and leads up to the hilltop.
There is also pheasant shooting during the season and from October to January access is closed to the public on a shoot day. The woodsman in the painting was having a lunch break prior to which he had been working his blue roan, Dutch Draft mare, which was flattening bracken in the woods.
Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins
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A commissioned painting (SELECT PAST WORKS, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-1wU) of Theodor, a dark bay horse. I painted Theodor some time ago for Brian Garbett who has become a close friend. Brian who has since retired was managing director and owner of Ramases Associates Ltd, a very successful business reinstating people’s lives and property after major disasters.Theodor belonged to Brian’s wife Louise, a lovely woman, who sadly passed away. Along with Theodor I have painted Brian and Louis’s house, which I have recently posted on Linkedin and the lake which Brian excavated out of land adjacent to the house ( https://wp.me/s2Ijh6-1zd)
Oil on canvas panel 20″ x 16″
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I painted this scene of Maer Hall for the present owners some years ago. I remember it being a cloudy day towards the end of a very hot summer, hence the scorched look of the paddock and banks of the lawns to the grounds of the Hall.
Along with the owners horses, a Palomino and Chestnut grazing in the paddock, I think this painting epitomizes the English country house.
In the past the Hall was much reduced in size and was originally owned by Josiah Wedgwood II, (son of Josiah Wedgwood) the famous potter.
Charles Darwin the English naturalist,known as the father of evolution and author of the Origin of Species (1859) often visited Maer and went on to marry Josiah’s daughter Emma.
I found this horse called Rosie M in a stable block at the back of some farm buildings and decided it would make for a good painting. The horse was looking out over the stable door and looked as if it was taking in the landscape at the back of the buildings, perhaps thinking about the times she has galloped across the fields. I kept the painting for some time in my collection and eventually sold it to the owner of the horse. It transpired that the owner was the daughter of the Hunt Master that owned the farm and she used to ride it in the local hunt.
Oil on canvas 36″ x 30″ (91.44 cm x 76.2 cm)
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I discovered this scene of a thatched cottage in a place called Little Hazley which is situated in Oxfordshire, a virtually untouched part of our English landscape where time stands still. I changed the road from tarmac into a dirt path which I thought would be more fitting for this type of scene, beside I don’t much like tamac in paintings! The painting was snapped up at an exhibition I had in Staffordshire.
‘A Quiet Backwater’
Oil on canvas 12″ x 16″ (30.48 cm x 40.64)
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Oil on canvas 13″ x 16″
An oil painting of a horse at the North Staffs Hunt stable in the tack room being prepared for tack.
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Oil on panel 10 x 8 ins
Posthumous paintings are always a little more tricky to do. It is essential in most cases to meet the subject one paints in order to achieve the character, mood and something of the personality of the animal in question. In the case of a landscape, depending on the elements, one sets out to capture the atmosphere of the view.
The client who commissioned this painting is from East Anglia, and after seeing my work on Facebook asked me if I would paint her beloved horse that passed away sometime ago.
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‘A Huntswoman of the Cleveland Hunt’ Rose Berry Topping in the background’
Oil on canvas 24 x 36 ins
Here a commissioned painting of a member of the Cleveland Hunt. Rose Berry Topping can be seen in the background.
Rose Berry Topping is an iconic hill situated on the edge of the North York Moors.
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