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.
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.
Cambridge Open Studios is on during July. I am open my doors from 11am to 6pm on July 7/8, 14/15 and 21/22. I love open studios, not only does it give me a good opportunity to sort out my work but I love meeting the people who visit.
This year I have new paintings as well as some new limited editions of my paintings including the 'Tree of Discovery' and 'The Backs'. I also have a selection of cards, notebooks and the Cambridge Art Book. Find me in the Open Studio guide at 309 Milton Road.
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. My work can also be seen at exhibitions. Look out for the 'Summer Exhibition' exhibition at Byard Art that finishes on 2 September 2018.