New Exhibition!1st September 2018
I am creating a series of paintings with the help of my wife Fanny (Marian Fannon Christian) who has a beautiful collection of scarves and a flair for tying them in a creative way. She has also created earrings to compliment the cloth in the turbans. I love painting them because I love painting drapery! Here are the first five paintings finished so far. It is a natural progression for me to go from the Mannequin Series to The Fanny Sleeping Series which was very elaborate, to the simplicity and elegance of a head wearing a beautiful turban.
A reflection of Me & Susan in front of my drawing of her in London 1973
My life as a world traveler has given me the opportunity to be a photographer as well as a painter and draughtsman. My most prolific period of taking photographs was in the pre digital era between 1967 and 1981 and during that time I wouldn’t go anywhere without my trusted Roleiflex camera.
I now have a vast collection of negatives taken during that time in seventeen countries on four continents. Although this part of my art is relatively unknown, for me the photographic collection is as important as my collection of paintings and drawings. Posted below are a few of my favourites.