Keeper of the Keys

Many years ago, I painted a Toucan in watercolour that was, for a bit of fun, guarding a bunch of old keys. Indeed, he was a ‘Keeper of the Keys’.

More recently, when I started thinking again about painting fantasy, I had another go at the same idea, this time in oils. The medium’s ability to blend and offer dithered tone, outstripped my usual acrylics and opened-up the scope of this piece, far beyond my original efforts.

For a start, the latest Keeper of the Keys now has a companion – an armoured Mouse – who’s about to spear an unknown raider, intent on stealing the precious keys. The question remains, however: just what might they unlock..?


  • Prints

    All of my OPEN or LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, are printed by my (superb) photographer onto archival paper. Depending on the suitability of the image, they come in either THREE or FOUR sizes:  Mini: An Open Edition, that’s hand-monogrammed on the Matte.  Small: Ready-mounted & signed in an edition of #195.   Medium: Ready-mounted & signed in an edition of #95.   Large: Un-Mounted & signed in an edition of #49.   Frames shown for illustrative purposes only.

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