Stratford Festival, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Maggie Smith as Hippolyta

Stratford Festival, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Maggie Smith as Hippolyta

If you have been visiting my site recently, you will have noticed not only a change in the look of my website, but an expansion of images relating to stage design, and a whole new page giving a history of productions of plays, ballets and operas I have been associated with as a designer.

I had mixed feelings about posting these paintings as they belong to a past part of my life. Nevertheless, they are not without their historical interest. It was a privilege to work with some of the great performing artists of my time like Maggie Smith, Brian Bedford, William Hutt, Karen Kain, Judith Forst and James Morris, and directors like Robin Phillips, Lotfi Mansouri.  Perhaps these images will shed some light on the themes and approaches in my painting and drawing.