The East African dream, where spices mingle with nostalgia


Wood Carver

Oil on Canvas 80cmx80cm (To be confirmed) The Tinga-tinga cooperative (a painting style that developed in the second half of the 20th century in the Oyster Bay area in Dar es Salaam) is run from a palm fronded run down shack being enclosed by the modern concrete office blocks that are being built.   There…

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Tanga Bonsai

Oil on Canvas 70cmx26cm Available for sale $1,800.00 Fish Eagle Point – Tanga Fish Eagles wheeling amongst the clouds, brilliantly coloured cushions – damp after overnight rain – sunlight shimmering on the waves, playing on the beach. Fishermen shod in bright pink crocs, somehow blending with grey coral, that carry ‘afro’s’ of green foliage. Secret…

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Beach Kanga

  Oil on Canvas 60cmx60cm Available for Sale $2,500.00 (Excluding Shipping and Insurance) A portrait of an old lady selling kanga’s on the beach in Zanzibar. The sellers are vibrantly colourful, the fabric delicate as butterfly wings in the wind. I was able to use the amazing malmeri paint that Kirsten and Amanda bought in NYC,…

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Oil on Linen 35,5cmx45,5cm Available for Sale $1,200.00 I have, at last, managed to do a painting of a Masai. They have been one of highlights of being in Tanzania, regal, friendly, colourful and unique. However, capturing this in a painting hasn’t been possible for some reason. Perhaps an uninterrupted day, while not being exhausted…

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Oil on Canvas 80cmx80cm Available for Sale $1,500.00 (Excluding Shipping and Insurance) A lady-frying octopus that contrasts the multiple layers of clothing worn by the women within the cooking sheds of the fishmarket, and that of the men in vests, as depicted in my previous painting.

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Green Kanga

Oil on Canvas 60cmx60cm Available for Sale $2,500.00 (Excluding Shipping and Insurance) People alive on my canvas, the vitality of the fish market in my companion painting to ‘Hells Kitchen’. For now, safe from Polly in her air-conditioned kennel. While I painted in the bumba, a kingfisher flitted in and out of the swimming pool.

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Hells kitchen

Oil on Canvas 60cmx60cm Available for Sale $2,500.00 (Excluding Shipping and Insurance) A series of paintings I am doing of the fish market in Dar. Seafood of all descriptions and colour lie on counter tops, waiting for giant, bubbling pots, perched above roaring fires. Men work stripped to their vests, bodies glistening with steam and sweat,…

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