Cambridge University is made up of 36 colleges, the oldest being Peterhouse. This painting shows the 16 original colleges which attract thousands of visitors every year. Even though I live in Cambridge and they are part of my daily life, they never cease to fill me with awe.
My painting is a bit of a puzzle as I have only shown part of each college, how many do you know as they are a little out of context? Here they are tidied into lines with the river Cam meandering around them and the cows on the commons.
If you would like a list of the colleges shown, please email me.
I paint detailed, dream-like images in oils on canvas which incorporate rich night skies and a shining moon. Images inspired by the detail and pattern of medieval art, tapestries and my imagination. My work is very influenced by the wonderful city of Cambridge where I live.
Photographs can never do justice to my paintings as they change when the light catches the silver or copper leaf. If you would like to view my actual paintings please contact me to arrange a visit to my studio. My work can also be seen at exhibitions: look out for the Christmas Cracker Exhibition at Byard Art from 10 November to 24 December and I shall also be taking part in a Winter Open Studio at 5 Church Street 24 & 25 November 2018.