These are so much fun to paint. Plenty of interaction between the figures, subtle plots and sub-plots, real conversation pieces. Cafe scenes seem to embody the essence of a holiday or a place or indeed the happier less complicated aspects of life- if you don't have to run one of course!
Café de la Poste, Goult
Oil 76x101 Pivate Collection ( a part of this painting has been used as a book cover)
Art Gallery Café - Late Session (Moores Bld. Fremantle)
Pastel 29 x 39 $475
Café de France, L'Isle sur la Sorgue Oil 101 x 76
Café Journaux - Paris
Pastel 29 x 20 $325
Le Grand Cafe- Ax les Thermes
Pastel 39 x 29 Private Collection
On holiday one year we called into this cafe, I was surprised and initially miffed when I found that their menus included an A4 repro of my painting! Although unauthorised and leaving aside international copyright law it is quite a compliment really. This year we got a free drink!!
The Beach Shack Cafe, oil on board framed 30 x 40 $395 No trip to the beach is complete without a visit to one.
Pastel 55x39 Languorous lunch in Southern France. Private collection
Old Theatre Lane, Claremont Pastel framed 39 x 29 $475. Street Theatre & no admission to pay.
The Sultans of Swing- (Dire Strait's Heroes in their South London Venue) Pastel framed 85 x 52. $725.
Not a cafe but probably coffee available !
Provencal Ladies who Lunch- Pastel framed
39x 29 $425 serious pleasure not to be rushed
St.Paul de Vence Oil on board framed, image 29 x 39 Private collection
Cricketer's Arms Pastel 29x 39 $490, a well earned drink for the bowler.
Budapest Nights. Imperial elegance. Pastel 29 x 39 framed. $525.