Portraits and paintings of children,
portraits of pets,
town scenes, seascapes,and an Eastern wedding.
lower down there is a collection of watercolors of
great Scientists and Engineers
Website maintained and updated by Shela
This page updated May 2008
Cost of similar portrait £200 - USD330
Size 24x20 inches (50x40 cms)
painted on acid free watercolour board
Three Little Boys
Cost of similar watercolor portrait
£140 - US$230
Size 20x16 inches including mount, (50x40 cms)
The Traditional Wedding Dress
The portrait of this lovely girl in her traditional wedding dress with her beautiful Mother beside her is in watercolour which is light, I had to paint the brides face in one go to capture the porcelain quality of her skin, but I am itching to paint her in full oils it would make a beautiful painting, it could be done in watercolours in great detail but would take a long time and so be expensive
Rona - Yellow Labrador
This painting is in watercolour enhanced with pastel
A Watercolour Vignette
This was painted for a Company Brochure,
text was to be laid across the edges of the image
Motor Yacht - Outward Bound from Dartmouth
Cost of similar watercolour
from £180 - £250
$270 - $420 depending on size
A detailed portrait of a young lady
painted from her family's photos
Cost of similar detailed watercolour or pastel portrait
£180 - US$300
painted from photos sent to me by email
There is another Border Collie on the New Paintings page
Cost of similar watercolour portrait enhanced with pastel
£120 - US$200
my hand shook on the camera when I photographed the finished work of a whole series of these light little watercolour portrait sketches, but they were enchanting so I've popped one or two onto the website
Cost of similar watercolour portrait
£70 - US$115
Portrait of a Little Girl - Anna
Cost of similar small portrait size 18x12 inches (45x30 cms)
£120 - US$200
Portrait Sketch of a Little Girl
similar portrait in watercolour
(sorry the photo I took of this painting is blurred)
£100 - £$170
Mikki's Lovely Little Girl - Jodie
Mikki built my other website, my first
Portrait of a Retriever
Cost of similar watercolour portrait of a pet enhanced with pastel,
£120 - US$200
Cost of similar watercolour portrait of pet
£120 - US$200
Southampton - The Civic Center
PORTRAITS OF GREAT MEN - SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Below is an Indulgence of mine, a special interest in these great men and their achievements.
These Portraits were commissioned by The Siemans Company I was asked to paint the Portraits in watercolours in a very relaxed style, so I have included the intensely colourful backgrounds, the colours of which are my vision, or interpretation, & pertain to these great mens work. Hence Edison had a background of intense yellows and white, The Wright Brothers had blue and blue black of sky and beyond, Einstein has his 'equation' written in chalk on a blackboard and so on
On 29th August 1831, Faraday made one of his
greatest discoveries; the "induction" or generation of electricity in a wire by means of the electromagnetic effect of a current in another wire. The induction ring was the first electric transformer.
Portrait of Siemens - The Company Founder
The background to this painting was all golds, with metallic gold threads to enrich the painting. Each of the twelve paintings had a different, intense colour background which was really effective and colourful when they were all seen together. From time to time I will show a different portrait from the series
Watercolour Portrait of Albert Einstein
In 1905, Einsteins annus mirabilis - the miracle year (he was 26)
Working after hours - all while putting in forty hours a week at the patent office - he created the Special Theory of Relativity, he demonstrated that measurements of time and distance vary systematically as anything moves relative to anything else.
That year Einstein created the quantum theory of light, the idea that light exists as tiny packets, or particles, that we now call photons. we live in a quantum universe, one built out of tiny, chunks of energy and matter
Later in 1905 Einstein proved that energy and matter are linked in the most famous relationship in physics: E=mc2.(can't write squared) (The energy content of a body is equal to the mass of the body times the speed of light squared).
His "Principle of equivalence" In 1907, he confronts the problem of gravitation -- the same problem that Newton confronted, and solved -- almost. Einstein begins his work with one crucial insight: gravity and acceleration are equivalent, two facets of the same phenomenon, to Einstein this offers the first hint of a theory that could supplant Newton's.
1915, Einstein completes the General Theory of Relativity--In general relativity Einstein shows that matter and energy--all the "stuff" in the universe--actually mould the shape of space and the flow of time. What we feel as the "force" of gravity is simply the sensation of following the shortest path we can through curved, four-dimensional space-time. It is a radical vision: space is no longer the box the universe comes in; instead, space and time, matter and energy are, as Einstein proves, locked together in the most intimate embrace.
Einsteins worst blunder--inventing a "cosmological constant" to keep his universe static. When Einstein learned of Edwin Hubble's observations that the universe is expanding, he promptly jettisoned the constant.)
Alan Mathison Turing (1912-1954) - the Brilliant Mind
Turing invented the "Turing Machine"- a machine that can automatically compute anything a human can compute within finite time, his major contribution to the development of the intelligent computer.
Turing also ventured into the area of morphogenisis-the theory of growth and form in biology.
During World War 11, Turing designed the machine that would help crack the German "Enigma" code.
Turing was obliged to commit suicide to escape the vilification of lesser minds, what a loss
Sir Henry Bessemer
Sir Henry Bessemer, a British inventor invented the Bessemer steel Process along with his American counterpart, William Kelly.
Thomas Alva Edison 1847 - 1931
"Genius is one per cent inspiration and
ninety-nine per cent perspiration"
Edison had little formal education as a child, attending school only for a few months.His first great invention was the tin foil phonograph.
The first public demonstration of the Edison's incandescent lighting system was in December 1879.
In September 1882, the first commercial power station,in Manhattan, went into operation, the electric age had begun.
Then came a device that, "does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear", this was to become motion pictures, first demonstrated in 1891
Alexander Graham Bell,
(1847 - 1922)
The telephone was the invention and triumph of Alexander Graham Bell, who patented it in 1876.
The Bell Telephone Company was on its way.
Orville and Wilbur Wright - The Wright Brothers
"The first flights with the power-machine were made on the 17th of December, 1903. The first flight lasted only twelve seconds, but it was, the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in free flight, had sailed forward on a level course without reduction of speed, and had finally landed without being wrecked.
The second and third flights were a little longer, and the fourth lasted fifty-nine seconds, covering a distance of 852 feet over the ground against a twenty-mile wind." Quote Orville and Wilbur Wright
James Watt 1736 - 1819
Portrait of a Little Girl in Pink
This is the first watercolour portrait I ever painted, after being persuaded to do so by a client. It is one of three paintings of herself and her two other sisters, I photographed her playing my piano, she looked up and there was the picture I wanted
Cost of a similar painting of a child
£150 - US$250
size 20x16 inches 500x400 cms
£120 - US$200
size 16x12 inches 400x300 cms