Portland Series

The Portland paintings are inspired by the Portland Collection: the collection of art and objects brought together over the centuries by the Cavendish family at Welbeck Abbey. The focus is on the roots of the Cavendish family at Welbeck in the 16th and 17th century and the art created and collected then.  By looking at our past my paintings celebrate the beauty, wonders and humanity of our culture and ourselves in it. In a 21st century world full of disturbance and disagreement the paintings  express solace and meaning through the fabrics of the past.