Primo bacio (first kiss)

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I love a romantic commission – this was a very special anniversary present, commissioned in secret. I had to work from photos, as the budget didn’t cover flights abroad. I especially enjoyed the challenge of trying to recreate the azulejos panels on the outside of this beautiful place, and to capture the romanticism of this […]

Audrey and Lucie

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A last minute request for a painting to celebrate a 90th birthday and to remember a faithful friend. For this one I was working from a number of photographs. I wanted to capture both the bond between this elegant lady and her beloved dog, and also their similarities of colour and tone. Apart from the […]

Chesterton town house

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This family was leaving Cambridge after many years, and wanted a memory of their lovely house. I really enjoyed drawing and painting their beautiful bricks, and made the decision to keep in the wheelie bins, the services box, and the parking sign. These are the things that make it really feel it is their house. […]

Christ’s College

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I was asked by the Master and Developement Director of Christ’s College to work on some paintings of the College. This involved me visiting the college on a number of occasions and scouting out good locations and fresh ideas. As always, I like to do something a bit out of the ordinary – a view or […]

Boxing Club

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I was commissioned by Gary Davidson of the Trumpington Boxing Club, now Albion Boxing Academy to capture the club’s gym in the Romsey Labour Club on the corner of Mill Road and Coleridge Road in Cambridge. The building was to be demolished, and Gary wanted to commemorate it in some way. He invited me along […]

Cambridge Classics

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Cambridge Classics are a local family firm that make handmade wooden bespoke architecturally sympathetic windows and doors. They asked me to paint my take on a Cambridge streetscene to be used as their company logo across their company. It was to be used on their fleet of vans, their tradespeople’s workwear, and on all their company […]

Trumpington Church

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This was a commission of the St Mary and St Michael Church in Trumpington – to be a leaving present for the outgoing vicar from his parishioners. I found this lovely view of the church by clambering in the honeysuckle, and sneaked the vicar in the painting, too. “Andy loved the painting and so did everyone […]

The Blue Moon

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I seem to have had quite a few paintings of pubs as commissions recently! For this one, of The Blue Moon on Norfolk Street, I added a surprise for my customer – I included them in the painting (facing away, so no embarrassment!)