Saturday, 29 July 2017


The courtship years are often fraught with drama and disappointment. The urge to merge leads people down strange pathways in the search for love. Sometimes the search is successful and you find your soul mate. More often than not you are doomed to continue the search. The trick is to enjoy the game, frogs and all, and learn to survive on your own.

24" X 24"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Friday, 7 July 2017


Harlequins are gatekeepers who herald a rite of passage. A young lady on the brink of puberty needs to develop tools to move to the next phase – courage, fortitude and a sense of self.  She may or may not be ready but she will have no choice when the time comes for it is inevitable.

24" X 30"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Friday, 9 June 2017


The last few months have been quite difficult so this seems like an appropriate image to post.  The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are associated with frightening prophecies. War, Famine, and Conquest (later Pestilence) represent scenarios capable of causing widespread chaos and destruction. The fourth (Death) represents the apocalypse in general. But there is another horseman – a fifth, whose ride signifies a much different future and brings promise of a far better age to come. He/She is an archetype representing rebirth and renewal and brings Hope.

24" x 24"
acrylic/oil on canvas

Monday, 20 February 2017


It is easy to be brave from a safe distance but you miss so much of life that way.  The joy of travel is priceless and attainable and much more interesting than experiencing the world from an armchair. One should choose to live life fully, to be part of a greater, more splendid universe. Although lions are dangerous when hungry or feel threatened, they prefer to live a peaceful life.  Proper precautions ensure safe passage.

acrylic & oil on canvas

Thursday, 29 December 2016


The chameleon is a shape-shifter, able to blend in with his surroundings at will.  While a useful attribute in times of strife, it can be difficult to know where his allegiances lie as he changes to fit the situation.  He is a mysterious character often hiding his true self from the world.

31" x 36"
oil on canvas

Thursday, 3 November 2016


Affairs of the Heart are often unexpected, unexplainable and usually unrequited.  But they can also be unbelievably uplifting and do not have to be painful.  They should be savoured and enjoyed for what they are and for as long as they last.  For as you move into that long winter, memories may be all that sustain you.

30" X 40"
acrylic/oil on canvas