New series of paintings inspired by the Beatles, “LOVE”, Cirque du Soleil show.  

I have been playing with ideas for around two years now and I am so excited where this is leading me as my thoughts start to find traction.



Title: “Because

This panel depicts the early scene of London destroyed by the war. It is dark but in a short time the Beatles music will burst onto the scene bringing so much joy, excitement, colour and hope.

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 36″X72″ (Three panel format)


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Title: “Back in the USSR

This single panel is inspired by the Beatles “Back in the USSR”. I wouldn’t want to pick my favourite song but I absolutely love this one. Paul had said that one of the most important things for him was the fact that young people were willing to just reached out cross the water to each other and so I added that idea in words across the surface of this piece.


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Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 24″X48″


Title: “Strawberry Fields For Ever”

John Lennon loved to play in the garden of  Strawberry Fields when he was a child. It was a Salvation Army school for children near his home in Liverpool.  His mom used to chide him for going there and so he had said it was “nothing to get hung about”.


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Medium:Acrylic on canvas.


Title: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

Another one of my favourite songs. Lot’s of words written on the meaning of this one. Trying to know the actual truth is difficult to figure out. I go with what Paul said it was about.



Medium: Acrylic on canvas



Title:”Lady Madonna”

Another one of my favourites. Ha Ha…..I love them all!

In this painting I have laid the music notes onto the surface of the canvas in a loose way. I’ve also loosly wrote the dates of the calendar down as well with the first of the month when the rent is always due. The struggle of trying to make ends meet with children under your feet.


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Medium: Acrylic on canvas




This second set in the “Love” series is ”YeahYeahYeah”

 Title: Yeah Yeah Yeah

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 36″X72″ (three panels)



This piece references Eleanor Rigby and some of the early songs by the Beatles as they burst onto the music scene. (It’s interesting to also think of the lonely people who might have wandered the streets after losing friends and loved ones during the war.)


This is the third piece inspired by the Beatles, LOVE, cirque du soleil show in Vegas.

Title: “The Beatles”




This is when the Beatles burst onto the scene and everyone went mad when they played.


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Title: Mr.Kite



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Title: Into the Light of the Dark Black Night



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Title: “Revolution”

Another one of my favourite songs. I included the words told by Richard Feynman, (actually a proverb of the Buddhist religion) “To Every man is given a key to heaven. The same key opens the gates to hell.”

It is easy to say it is time for a revolution but there is good and evil in all of us. We have to be careful how we chose.


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Medium:Acrylic on canvas


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