My newest painting is inspired by Frederick Delius’s Sea Drift, an amazing choral and orchestral work with Walt Whitman’s poetry as text. Virtually unknown during his lifetime, other than in Europe, the introspective composer continued making music into old age and bad health. The 1993 recording I listened to was an early performance by baritone Bryn Terfel, with the impeccable Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Richard Hickox. Superbly mastered, the CD picked up a Gramophone Award.
Wild Blue Yonder. Acrylic on canvas panel, 14″16″. 2011
Another recent painting is this sunrise, painted during what I hope is our last cold spell of the season.
January. Oil on canvas panel, 9″x12″. 2011.