Cliff works mainly in watercolour and mainly on paper (though he paints some larger works in watercolour on canvas)
Cliff’s major watercolour heroes are JMW Turner and John Singer Sargent. In fact Turner was one of the main reasons Cliff has specialised in watercolur.
He says, “Seeing an exhibition of Turner watercolours in London in 1978 changed my life. Those images haunt me – the luminosity of the colours are forever etched in my memory. Turner was a genius and those of us who aspire to competence in watercolour can still learn from a man who died 150 years ago.”
More recently Cliff has become more interested in figure and portrait drawing and painting but still maintains a steady output of watercolour images – mainly landscapes, seascapes and figures.
Cliff teaches watercolour to Beginner and Intermediate Students at Duck Down Studio. See below for mobile & email.
Duck Down Studio
24 Burton Road
Phone: 0438 428570