Early Genre Studies

These paintings are my first attempts to construct in the genre style where I strive to engage my viewers in sharing my narrative and the narrative of the subjects I seek to represent. The subjects are ordinary people engaged in ordinary daily activities. It is from this beginning that I have developed my interest in genre painting.

The Chadwick Family in Vernon Park, England, 1939

The Chadwick Family in Vernon Park, England, 1939

50cm x 76cm. Unframed. Oil on canvas. Commission work for a friend.

Available as a digital print or a photoprint.

Family Musical Night

Family Musical Night

38cm x 46cm. Framed. Oil on canvas. The composition of this family musical night came from an old photograph taken over 70 years ago. The painting was a gift for a friend.

Available only as a digital print.

Malvern Townscape

Malvern Townscape

45cm x 60cm. Unframed. Oil on canvas. Commission work.

Available as a digital print or photoprint.

Elsternwick Townscape

Elsternwick Townscape

45cm x 60cm. Unframed. Oil on canvas. Commission work. Done in a style to appeal to children - of all ages!

Available only as a digital print.

Backyard Frieze

Backyard Frieze

45cm x 75cm. Framed. Acrylic on board. Owned by the artist. This painting is one of my very first efforts and shows my love of backyards and the lives of ordinary people. It is done in a naive style.

Available only as a digital print.

Tristan and Iseult

Tristan and Iseult

An acrylic paitning on top of a wooden box. I did this in a medieval style for a friend who is very keen on manuscripts and icons.

Available as a digital print or photoprint.

The Poodle

The Poodle

31cm x 41cm. Framed. Oil on canvas. I love dogs and I did this little painting, my first and last of a poodle, to thank the breeder that I got my lovely Gypsy from.

Available only as a digital print.

Barney Glade and his Contentments

Barney Glade and his Contentments

Oil on canvas. 60cm x 50cm. Framed. I love this painting and have refused to sell it. One day I am going to give it to a friend who loves it as much as I do. The name "Barney Glade" came to me in a moment of madness along with my desire to paint cabbages. The idea of the cabbages came from the painting "Watching the cabbages grow". I will paint some more backyards with cabbages one day when I get my present obsession with brick buildings out of my system.

Bendigo Secrets

Bendigo Secrets

Oil on canvas. 50cm x 65cm. Framed. One of my first attempts at painting the patterns in buildings as backdrops to my genre studies. These buildings I found behind a restaurant in Bendigo.

Available only as a digital print.

Secret Men's Business - The Pub Boys

Secret Men's Business - The Pub Boys

Oil on canvas. 71cm x 56cm. Unframed. The matching pair to "Secret men's Business: Paintworks". I used the fascade of a hotel in Daylesford for the model for the pub. Had a lot of fun learning how to paint lead light glass so popular in these early hotels.

Available as a digital print or photoprint.

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