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Amazons

Red Spear

(2013)

Painted for Illuxcon 2013

The Lament

(2005)

A cry for the lost age of the ancient world of the Celts.

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Red Arrows

(1995)

This Amazon figure is wearing an amalgam of Samurai and Roman armour. Just imagine her black headdress blowing gently in the breeze, revealing the bright metal glinting beneath.

Cover illustration for Chris's fourth book 'Amazona' published in 2004.
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Katana

(1998)

One of my first loves and inlfuences was the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa, later I also became interested in studying medieval Japan. Katana is the Japanese name of the type of sword that is shown here. Katana was also the first painting I did on linen with oil paints.

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Tomoe Gozen

(2013)

I recently felt the need to paint another Samurai. After a long time researching the subject I finally decided to paint a historical figure by the name of Tomoe Gozen.

She was one of those rare female warriors who trained in using weapons and wearing armour to fight and protect their homesteads and honour in time of war. They were referred to as Onna Bugeisha and not 'Samurai'. I placed her name on her banner and Onna Bugeisha is written on the left, next to my signature.

Original size: 24" x 18" (61cm x 45 cm)
Painted on stretched coloured paper using acrylic paints.

Samurai Girl

(1991)

I thought I had done well with the painting until a Japanese friend told me that her eyes were to slanted. Japanese eyes are round, she said. How could I dispute this assertion when she was facing me at the time, looking straight at me with her rounded eyes? Shown here is the amended version after I had narrowed them again.

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Kira

(1994)

Kira was a tall, fair-haired beauty with the slender body of a catwalk model. In her veins flowed the hot blood of her Viking ancestors.

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Maasai

(1979)

MASSAI 1979 -
"This is one of my old favourite which I did for the Amazons Portfolio in 1979, the background was added much later in 1995"

Illustration for the 'Amazons' portfolio.

Amazon with Zebra Cloak

(1977)

Illustration for book cover.