People often ask me how I get my images from an elevated position, well I can assure you that it is not travel by helicopter or with the assistance of drugs and alcohol. When I travel with Linda, and if a location has an impact on us I take loads of digital photos of the architecture and print them when I get back home. I surround myself with these images, then in my mind float about 40ft off the ground and sketch in the basic buildings associated with the place I am painting (weird or what). I then distort and replace those images as I paint. Perhaps you may have visited some of these places and have fond memories of the harbours, pubs, restaurants, hotels, fish ‘n’ chip shops, walks, etc.
The buildings are all there but not as you remember, as Eric Morecambe used to say
“Not necessarily in the right order”
I change the position, size, colour of all the important buildings so that they fit into the painting
Hopefully you will be able to recognise certain aspects of the locations when you view my paintings, and if I have managed to make you smile then I have succeeded in my objective. Even better if you decide to buy either one of my original paintings or a print, but please enjoy the paintings.