Paper Plane

Glass dining table and large art

A large original multi-coloured abstract

The near and the far. Two extremes that determine perspective.But who cares about that when you’ve got a painting that works in both?
Strong, clean definition from a distance; endless fine details up-close.
Everyone’s a winner.


Canvas: Belgian medium weave; 375 gsm
Paints: My own formula enamel paints (10 colours)
Frame: 44mm Museum graded European softwood with ultra-low moisture content
Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse
Signed on the reverse


One-off original painting
No prints or reproductions
160cm x 140cm (64″ x 55″)
Fully Certificated with valuation
Heat, UV and fade resistant
Hang in any orientation


This painting has been sold but I always have others 80 available.
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Getting to grips with it

One of the things I have been successful at over the last few years is creating art that has a deceptively easy-going personality yet still captures all the bon-viveur of owning an original piece of contemporary art.

Add to that the advances in layering I have made and the ability to add the tiniest fractions of paint and you end up with a painting that delivers on every level. Colour, depth, shape, detail, composition. It’s all there in Paper Plane.

Doesn’t look like a paper plane?

Yeah I guess you’re right; but then again it’s not supposed to. The name came from the classic song by Status Quo. Can’t tell you much more than that really; it fits brilliantly to the tempo, rhythm and words. Enough said.

The painting is made up from very small applications of paint applied with a number of plastic scrapers. These small amounts of paint are put on very thinly so I can maneuver them around before they start to cure. I’ve got some really cool underpinnings showing through on this one; often encouraged by a little chemical alchemy to get the effect I’m looking for.

Lots going on then?

Yes indeed – there’s so much going on it should carry a warning! Fortunately it will also live with your every day life without causing you trouble. But then the colour palette is carefully considered to invigorate and reassure concurrently. Yellow and fluorescent pink (strong primaries to get things going); tempered by a light aqua blue and degrading shades of white and mint green and then Wallop!, tail ends of lilac and grey to keep everything in place. Beautiful.

And I bet you thought it was just a bunch of random colours.


You don’t even have to move from the sofa to see my work for real.