Susan in St Mark’s Church

In September 2012 Susan and I travelled to Venice to work on a number of painting projects, one of which was this oil painting of Susan in the Basilica San Marco. On the 7th April 1985 Susan experienced a dramatic conversion to Christianity on her own as she cried out to God in the famous … Read more

The Girl in the Red Coat

Although we did see some rain when we were in Venice in September 2012, it was nothing compared to the extraordinary flooding St Mark’s Square has seen in recent months. I was able to get the perfect reference for this new limited edition print titled “The Girl in the Red Coat, Venice”. It features my eldest … Read more

St Mark’s Square, Afternoon Sunlight

Venice St Mark’s Square in Venice holds very special memories for my wife and . It was in the Basilica that Susan gave her life to God over 25 years ago. She had a dramatic conversion to Christianity. It transformed her life from one of hopelessness and despair to one of peace, joy and faith … Read more

The Artist’s Wife, Venice

Artist's Wife

Painting on Location Susan became the Artist’s Wife in 1993 when we got married. It was Susan who first introduced me to Italy two years previously. She had lived in Venice for five years and was always enthusing about the country, its people, the culture and of course, the food and wine. We made our … Read more

Museo Correr

Sargent

Museo Correr In May 2007 I spent several days painting in Venice. I was fortunate enough to take in a superb exhibition of paintings of Venice by one of my favourite artists John Singer Sargent. The exhibition was held at the Museo Correr in St Mark’s Square. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) is said to be … Read more

Venetian Light

Venetian Light watercolour The Tourist A few days ago I was watching the film “The Tourist” starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie We were on an plane travelling back from one of my overseas work trips. Most of the film was set in Venice which made it very watchable. It triggered off many memories of our … Read more