Although I’ve been painting for many years – landscapes, portraits, still lifes – no subject has taken hold of me as clouds have. Over the last two years I’ve been obsessed with their variety and moods. It’s all I can do to keep from going off the road when I’m driving and the sky is full of clouds! Imagine how you would marvel if you had never seen a cloud and then suddenly the forms appeared above you. But then we are so used to them. I hope that these paintings will perhaps refresh your awareness of the world above. The large scale of some of these pieces is new for me but seemed appropriate for spacious skies. Most of the paintings were at least started from photographs since clouds don’t hold very still. But making many small studies has taught me about cloud forms and enabled me to depart from photographs a good bit. Some are entirely from my imagination. I belong to the Cloud Appreciation Society (British of course) whose members have an obligation to “seek to persuade all who’ll listen of the wonder and beauty of clouds.”
This is just one out of the series that I have worked on in this time. To see more of them, click on the tabs above the image.
This is quite wonderful. With the global warming we seem to be getting some spectacular clouds. Or was it always like this?