North Sea studies paintings are about a journey I often make several times a year from one seaside town to another. They are also about another journey, so where once I looked out to the horizon and imagined my father somewhere catching fish I now look out and imagine that across the sea, now almost empty of boats and ships, at the waters end another land begins, and on that shore the waves will be breaking under ever changing skies just as they do here.

  North Sea study 23  50 x 40 cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 23 50 x 40 cm oil on canvas

  North Sea Melancholia one  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea Melancholia one 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 15  25 x 20cm oil on canvas  Private Collection

North Sea study 15 25 x 20cm oil on canvas Private Collection

  North Sea study 22  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 22 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 19  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 19 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea Melancholia three  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea Melancholia three 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 14  25 x 20cm oil on canvas  Private Collection

North Sea study 14 25 x 20cm oil on canvas Private Collection

  North Sea study 21  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 21 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea Melancholia two  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea Melancholia two 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 20  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 20 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 19  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 19 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 18  25 x 20cm oil on canvas

North Sea study 18 25 x 20cm oil on canvas

  North Sea study 4  18 x 12cm

North Sea study 4 18 x 12cm

  North Sea study 8  18 x 12cm  Private Collection

North Sea study 8 18 x 12cm Private Collection

  North Sea study 7  18 x 12cm  Private Collection

North Sea study 7 18 x 12cm Private Collection

  North Sea study 10  18 x 12cm  Private Collection

North Sea study 10 18 x 12cm Private Collection

  North Sea study 12  18 x 12cm

North Sea study 12 18 x 12cm

  North Sea study 5  18 x 12cm

North Sea study 5 18 x 12cm

  North Sea study 9  18 x 12cm  Private Collection

North Sea study 9 18 x 12cm Private Collection

  North Sea study 13  18 x 12cm

North Sea study 13 18 x 12cm

  North Sea study 6  18 x 12cm

North Sea study 6 18 x 12cm

  North Sea study 11  18 x 12cm

North Sea study 11 18 x 12cm