Cafe Scene


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)
Café de France, L'Isle sur la Sorgue Oil 101 x 76 Private collection.
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Art Gallery Café - Late Session (Moores Bld. Fremantle)
Pastel 29 x 39  $425
Avignon Evening
Pastel    29 x 39 private collection
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!!

Lunchtime in Goult
Pastel 29 x 20  $275 painted en plein air as a study for Cafe de la Poste-above.

Old Theatre Lane, Claremont Oil on board 42 x 35.


The King's Arms- Shepherds Market W1  Oil on board framed 25 x 16 (46 x36 ovr frame) Private collection.

Not a cafe but probably coffee available !

St.Paul de Vence Oil on board framed, image 29 x 39 Private collection

Provencal Ladies who Lunch- Pastel framed
39x 29 $425  serious pleasure not to be rushed

Mirepoix- a wet day 

Oil 31 x 41  private collection 

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