The inspiration behind my latest exhibition – A ‘Passeggiata’ in Venice and journeys beyond


When planning my annual exhibition, everyone that knows my work will know that ITALY especially VENICE is my favorite and most often visited place for inspiration.


But – for my Exhibition this Year I have given much time and thought to recalling other inspirational places I have visited over the years. My memories have evoked recollections of India and Cuba which have resulted in new paintings of such for this Exhibition.


Exhibition 2018 Rio 'Ca Foscari - Tarda Serata Venice pastel 102 x 76 cm

Rio ‘Ca Foscari – Tarda Serata Venice pastel 102 x 76 cm


When I arrive in Venice it is the faded Palazzos along the Grand Canal, the light on the Campos in the evening with the Venetian families enjoying the “passeggiata” and the reflections and shadows of the bridges over the many beautiful backwaters that appeal every time.


When I think of CUBA – especially Havana it evokes the sights of crumbling mansions somehow beautiful in their decay and the passionate music and spirit of the people living there in a time warp era.


Then when I try and visualize INDIA I remember the abundance of colour, the smells and the warmth I experienced there. A real feast for the senses both in the North in Rajhastan and in the South among the tropical KERALAN backwaters.


More recently I have been travelling to the beautiful ISLAND OF MAJORCA. A revelation to me. The Charm and Architecture of Palma, the Island Capital and the smaller towns of Pollensa and Soller appealed along with the Tramuntana mountains.





Following on from the popular 2017 public exhibition, I am of course working towards this years Exhibition on the 16th November so the Studio is strewn with many images of these locations – hopefully will all be finished and framed by then !!!