Throughout my career works have been purchased for the Dean Clough Collection.


Flamingoes
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'Flamingoes' were preparatory studies made for a commission for a Kings palace in Saudi Arabia. They were made into ceramic murals 12" square in 1983. It was rumoured that the private apartments were a treasure trove of erotic paintings and sculpture. Dudley Edwards and I were requested to depict only indigenous animal life; depicting human form was simply out of the question. The murals were hand painted in an Ilkley moor farmhouse using a new experimental compound which would be fired in Stafford. We had to guess the exact colours of the compound as they would all be slight variations of grey. The colour would show through the firing. They were then shipped to Saudi Arabia and assembled on site. I painted a similar size ceramic mural of camels.




Ruins 1.
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Ruins 2.
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Return of the Prodigal
(After Tintoretto)
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Tintoretto and Klee

There is a very early pen drawing by Paul Klee - two men greeting, each supposing that the other is of superior rank!- Worlds apart of course from Tintoretto's pencil sketch 'The Returning of the Prodigal' but I respond to the thing unsaid which creates the tension. Not quite a narrative, but a poignant and enigmatic moment.




Two Athletes
(After Poussin)
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Staughter of the Innocents (Detail)
(After Poussin)




Model with Red Hair
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Seated Figure
(After Tiepolo)