Three large harbour paintings from the 90's - 'a place can be defined by its' shape...'


'Barcelona' 180x140cms


Aircraft over Aberdeen
'Aircraft over Aberdeen'    180x120cms


San Diego
'San Diego'     180x100cms


I really liked San Diego spending a week there on my travels. The orientation is switched so that south is at the top of the painting, a subversion of 'map-truth'. The angled line is the Mexican border. It is a painting of curves with the man-made elements around the harbour picked out in tuned-up colours and straight lines and angles. In the detail below I love the interplay and repeated motif of the cranes and the harbour-arms, aerial-view and image in harmony.


san diego detail