I try to share an idea or a feeling through painting. And I believe my paintings represent my idealism, what I want for the world, far more than the way the world is.

I love the effect a tone or a particular colour can bring to a subject. Likewise, the effect of light. So I’m drawn to impressionism.

I am inspired by so many artists e.g. by my namesake, Frederick ‘Golden’ Short, whose paintings of the light and trees in the New Forest have been a particular influence.

Trees are a favourite subject. I like their shapes, their ‘architecture’ if you will and the way light gets through their leaves.

Another favourite is Chagall; his paintings are for me a language of love, a love of life.

Working on an idea and a feeling in developing a painting is a kind of freedom.

For each painting, I have limited the amount of description or left it without comment.

If you would like to buy a painting direct from this site or request a commission, please get in touch through the contact page.

All paintings are originals, signed on the back and can be provided in a frame (either free or a nominal ‘at cost’ amount) and with a certificate of authenticity if required. I will charge the cost of postage.

I hope you enjoy looking.