I love Hallowe’en and the golden hues of autumn. The months when the leaves begin to change their colours and flutter to the ground are my favourite times to paint, and as you’ve probably already noticed, much of work has an autumnal or Hallowe’en theme in there somewhere. I try to capture an almost ‘vintage’ Hallowe’en of how I remember it as a child. Today Hallowe’en is as fun as ever, but some of the innocence of the vintage books and postcards that were once commonplace has been lost among the commercialism of today’s seasonal activities.

Autumn and Halloween