Quicken to Creation

The soul of Man must quicken to creation. Out of the formless stone, when the artist united himself with stone, Spring always new forms of life, from the soul of man that is joined to the soul of stone; Out of the meaningless practical shapes of all that is living or...

Life, with Measure

The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. What does it look like when something is yet to happen? A quick glance around my house presents a plethora of potential...

The Daughters of Colin Clark

My portrait ‘The Daughters of Colin Clark’ is a finalist in the 2017 Kilgour Prize. Here are some thoughts regarding its genesis and the painting that inspired it. There is a remarkable portrait by John Singer Sargent of the four daughters of a friend of...

Little things

“Little things console us because little things afflict us.” – Blaise Pascal, Pensées I have always painted small. This is partly because I have never had much space to work in – my studio currently consists of two square metres in the corner...