Kiki beginning

This is one of my favourite pictures. It took a couple of months to finish, mostly just because I paint slowly with gaps to think. Despite it being little, I love the effect it has when you see it, because of all that sparkly light and those bluey greens.

Antoni Fabrés

Antoni Fabrés was born in Barcelona in 1854, and went to Rome as a young sculptor. However, while he was there, he evolved into a painter instead. He continued to move around Europe somewhat; back to Barcelona and then to Paris, then back to Italy...and his fame and good reputation grew. He was recognised all over the place and …

Alfred Smith

Alfred Smith's name reveals his family's English origins, but in fact he was a Bordeaux-born Frenchman. He lived from 1854 to 1932 and was recognised and successful during his lifetime. His work uses a gentle palette, though as his style developed his colours brightened. I discovered the following painting of his at the Musée des …

Joaquim Mir

In a recent trip to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, it was a painting by Joaquim Mir that most excited my senses. I have included my own pictures below. Mir was born in 1973 to a wealthy family and after his training joined the Calla del Safrà - a group of Catalonian artists who strived to …