Available Oil Paintings
My portfolio of oil paintings currently available to purchase
Size, subject and composition are all important factors in creating a piece of art. But equally important, and less talked about, are the materials used from the ground up. These are the components that decide the longevity of a painting.
Over the last decade, I’ve invested a lot of time and effort in making sure that all of my materials are of the highest quality. The materials are all vegan and cruelty-free. I paint on wooden panels instead of canvas, it’s more durable and long-lasting. The oil paint, mediums and varnishes are all made by Gamblin. One of the world’s leading brands, creating paint with usability and longevity as a priority, without compromise on ethics.
All of my oil paintings are varnished, this protects the surface from dust, dirt and debris. There’s always a sticker on the back showing the date of varnishing, so you’ll know when it’s time to get your painting professionally cleaned. The final touch is the frame, hand-built with a gilded inlay, designed exclusively for my work by my framers The Framing Lot. A frame enhances and extends the artwork, it shouldn’t detract or distract. It’s not immediately noticeable, but you notice immediately if it isn’t there.
All of this comes together to create paintings with permanence. Every artwork here will last more than a lifetime.
For more information on these pieces, please contact me.
Two orange eyes, like lamplights shining in the dark, a lone source of colour. Framed with wiry grey fur and an earnest expression.
Conveying more emotion and presence than a person might expect from the subject, it makes for a painting of unlikely beauty.
Emerging from the dark, gazing at an unseen distance, a representation of how vulnerable Lemurs are. Endangered and threatened, hunted and poached, 10% from the sale of this original will be donated to WWF, to help protect Lemurs in their natural habitat of Madagsacar.
Up until the devastating Australian wildfires in 2020, I had always thought of Koala’s as unassuming, cutesy animals. Trotted out to be held and photographed by tourists. But, seeing the images of devastation as the wildfires spread, changed them in my eyes for ever. Coping under immense threat, surviving injury and habitat loss. Suddenly the Koala had a strength and dignity I’m ashamed to say I hadn’t seen before.
I wanted this painting to show that the humble Koala has so much more to offer than a gimmick for holiday snapshots, they’re a beautiful, capable, independent species, coming out the other side of a terrible trauma.
It’s no secret that Lions are one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring animals, most wildlife artists will paint them multiple times over their career, both for the joy of it and because we know how the majority of our audience feels about them!
They’re often associated with aggression, and I explored that theme with my Roaring Lion. But for this one I wanted something more soulful. He’s wearing his battle scars on his nose, but they’re healed, a nod to the battles already won. His expression is still intense, but it’s as though he’s looking “through” us, to something beyond our line of sight. This particular Lion painting is designed to be a more in-depth look at this impressive Big Cat species.
I’ve always enjoyed painting horses, not strictly “wildlife”, but they do have a very powerful presence. The bond that exists between humans and horses is ancient, and a lot of that history can be gleaned from artworks. Horses have been represented in many cultures, with empathy and understanding not given to any other animal. A vital and irreplaceable part of our survival from its domestication over 5000 years ago, right up to the 1800’s.
It’s easy to forget how much we owe the Horse, but the tradition of paying homage through artworks is still a strong one. They’re a joy to paint, such large imposing animals, muscles showing through their fine hair, the velvety muzzles and soft eyes. I loved the composition of this piece, the juxtaposition between a traditional “stallion”, and this gentle pose. The lowering of the head, and the mane falling gently over his face.
Very occasionally in my career, I choose to paint something simply because I love it.
I had no preconceived plan for this artwork, I didn’t worry about how saleable or popular it would be, I just allowed myself to paint.
The result is a joyous artwork. Warm, bright and gently inquisitive. Big expressive eyes, the light dancing on the neck and cheek, combined with the luscious greens in the background.
I worked on this Giraffe painting during one of our warmest Summers here in the UK. Whenever I look at it now I’m transported back to my sultry studio. Painting this beautiful African native with every window open, welcoming the smallest breath of breeze and all the sounds and smells of the outdoors floating in…
One of Britain’s most recognisable birds, Puffins have long been a challenge for me. Nicknamed the “clowns of the sea”, I wanted to feel confident I could paint one and show more than just their humorous side. This image felt noble and graceful, with a stormy grey background.
They spend most of their lives at sea, so I added delicate water drops to keep that connection to water. An iconic feature, the beak is a vibrant splash of colour in an otherwise monochrome composition. A more modern take on this stereotyped bird!
This painting was all about exploration, I’ve painted big cats in regal, dignified and noble compositions. With deep meaningful expressions.
But for this piece I wanted to explore the active side of a Lions behaviour, it has more movement than my other work, prowling into the composition, poised to attack. It evokes an intense response, and dominates a room. Much like a Lion should!