Misty Heron

Misty Heron

Herons are amongst my favourite birds. I find them graceful and majestic. There are over 40 species of Heron but this one is the grey Heron which is the most common in Northern Europe

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Sheep Grazing

Sheep Grazing

SHEEP GRAZING I spent a weekend in The Northumberland National Park, which is wild remote and verdant. Hadrian's Wall, built by the romans to keep the northern heathen out of Roman Britain runs through the park. These days it is occupied by sheep. Sheep Grazing at Vindolanda By Michael Magee...

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La Gioconda di Lagos

La Gioconda di Lagos

The model is by Gabriel Olude and as soon as I saw this portrait it brought the Mona Lisa to mind. I have blended Gabriel's portrait into the background of Leonardo's masterpiece and it is a marriage which I think works to perfection.

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Rainy London

Rainy London

Rainy London is an evocative depiction of London at night in the rain. When you look at it you can almost hear the slushing of the traffic as it passes by and the patter of the rain on the pavement

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Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

Recent political events in the USA inspired this imagining of the statue of liberty

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The Queen of the whole wide world is a hopeless romantic

The Queen of the whole wide world is a hopeless romantic

The title says it all, the queen of the whole wide world is a hopeless romantic. It is an attractive fantasy picture using some of my favourite blue, green and yellows

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Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear is a a science fiction image set on a distant planet with a toxic atmosphere. The surreal image is evocative of childhood, hence the title. The model is by Marcus Ranum ( www.ranum.com )

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Pas de Deux de l'aube

Pas de Deux de l'aube

A dance between a ballerina and a crane as the sun comes up is an imagined atmospheric scene which is tender in it's depiction of the way cranes and birds in general dance whilst courting

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The interplanetary chapel

The interplanetary chapel

A piece of sheer fantasy, which is part sci-fi and part steam punk. The chapel is from a photo I took in Iceland but was originally Black. However the red would look stunning against the wintry Icelandic landscape

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Old Book Street

Old Book Street

The inspiration for this piece came from the saying "s/he lives in book"s. That coupled with the fact that I live in one of the most historic cities in the world led me to turn a row of books into a row of houses

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The Butterfly Run

The Butterfly Run

This inspiration for this came from my years of sailing the Mediterranean. It struck me one day to replace the sails with butterflies

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Naturalised Alien

Naturalised Alien

Parakeets have been a common sight in the London area, with flocks of them living wild all across the capital. They provide a colourful if not noisy addition to the capitals fauna. Some 8,600 breeding pairs of ring-necked parakeets now live in the U.K. and many people are concerned of the effect t...

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Quoth the Raven

Quoth the Raven

Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs, and nutcrackers. In common English, they are known as the crow family, or, more technically, corvids. Members of this family have a brain to body size rat...

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An Eagle in winter

An Eagle in winter

I love birds and they appear in many of my works. The Eagle is a majestic bird which I wanted to place in an imagined sombre landscape

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Mésange bleue

Mésange bleue

Living as I do close to Epping Forest I am surrounded by many woodland and Garden birds. One of the most beautiful is the Blue Tit or Mésange bleue in French. This is my digital painting of one of the most striking of birds

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After Van Gogh

After Van Gogh

I am a big fan of the work of Vincent Van Gogh. This piece is by way of my tribute to his genius. It is an amalgam of photographs taken on a friends farm in the Cotswolds and in rural SW france. I like Van Gogh love the menace and dynamism that the black crows bring to the picture

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The Rook's Parliament

The Rook's Parliament

Have you ever seen rooks, raven or indeed crows gathering together, more often than not in a circle, well that is known as a rooks parliament. `my picture depicts that in the wintery British landscape

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The Lynching Tree

The Lynching Tree

This dark picture has a strange beauty about it. Thee blood red sky and the isolation of the tree emphasise the barbaric consequences of people taking the law into their own hands.

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The Eternal City

The Eternal City

Rome is one of my favourite cities in the world. The picture depicts the Coliseum at night in a very attractive and artistic manner

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The Old Windmill

The Old Windmill

An idealised painterly scene of the countryside ,featuring an old windmill. I wanted to create a tranquil sun drenched scene

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The Tudor House

The Tudor House

The Tudor House depicts an ancient, historic farm house set in the bleak English landscape in winter

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The Yellow House

The Yellow House

The yellow house is a fantasy scene depicting in an attractive artistic manner. The house is an imposing yellow manor in the colonial style which is set in open landscape

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Abstract Landscape

Abstract Landscape

This is an imagined Landscape which is abstract in it's appearance. The liberal use of rich greens emphasises the lushness of the British Countryside from which it was inspired

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Named after the famous Chekov play, The cherry Orchard depicts an orchard of cherry trees in glorious colour. The contrast between the vivid pinks and the acid green makes this picture stand out and is almost abstract in it's depiction

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Tokyo Girl

Tokyo Girl

Tokyo Girl is an attractive portrait of an urban Japanese Girl. The colours of the background give it a vintage feel but at the same time the portrait is bang up to date.

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Mr Darcy Takes the Tube

Mr Darcy Takes the Tube

I am a massive Jane Austen fan and I thought it would be fun to extract figures from 18th Century and early 19th Century portraiture and put them in modern urban settings

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