Over the last three years I have produced a body of work in Oil Pastels based on the idea of ‘Patterns of Settlement’ (these are correctly classified as paintings by the Pastel Society).
Different societies and traditions develop unique ‘patterns of settlement’ and I have been interested in these since I started designing masterplans at the beginning of my career. I find the medium of oil pastel is a very expressive one for bringing out the vibrancy of a place and the way that buildings stack, merge, and form into townscapes. This sharp, at times semi-abstract, technique helps to demonstrate the way we read a townscape and how attractive and interesting these arrangements are to us.
All of the paintings below are available as limited edition Giclee Prints at £150 each. Please use the contact form if you wish to order one.
My artistic CV is attached to this section of the website.