Saturday, 17 October 2015


The Sidney Show is a large exhibition that takes place annually on Vancouver Island, BC.
I was pleased to have the two paintings I submitted for adjudication accepted and even more so when each went on to win an award.  Below are the two paintings.  

The first was painted from a field study done on the Saanich Peninsula and reference photos.  It is a favourite view of mine looking across the valley over the Lochside Trail and various horse farms to the sea and islands beyond.  I love it.

The second is also a subject that I love.  These are fishing boats in the town of Rye in East Sussex, England.  I spent several weeks painting in and around Rye during a 3 month painting trip a few years ago.  A tidal river runs through the town which makes for endless interesting subjects and views.  At low tide the boats are left on the muddy river bottom, at high tide the scene is transformed.  Grassy banks and fields adjoin the river and sheep are all over the place.  They were often very nosey when I was working.

VALLEY BY THE SEA  20x24 -  Show Organizer's Choice Award
TWO BY TWO 18x24 -Juror's Choice Award