When Connor MacLeod discovers he is an immortal and his power will lead him on a path of revenge for the death of his mentor Ramirez and th erape of his wife Heather. This painting was inspired by the stone keep in the highlands where MacLeod lived with Heather and the roof top scene at the end of the film which was filmed at Beckton Gas Works in London.
The Lost Continent.
A detail of the killer seaweed that engulfs the tramp steamer Corita on its ill fated journey from from Freetown South Africa to Caracas in South America. In the film Lansen picks a piece of it up and it immediately tightly wraps itself around his hand, drawing blood.
Never Say Never Again.
Bond tracks Largo to a location called the Tears of Allah, which is set below a desert oasis on the Ethiopian Coast. Bond and Leiter infiltrate the underground facility and a gun battle erupts between Leiter's team and Largo's men in the temple. This painting is inspired by the oasis and dry cave set that I painted within the temple.
Elstree Studios Scene Dock
Behind the Scenes.
This painting came from a memory of walking through what was called 'the scene dock' at Elstree Studios when I was a young apprentice painter. The dock was where all the flatage, doors, windows, plaster pillars, fire places and other parts of the sets were stored for use use in future film productions. It was a fascinating place to walk through.
Indies Hat and Whip
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
When I was working on Raiders of the Lost Ark the Art Director ran into the paint shop in a panic. Saying "Indiana Jones's whip is the wrong colour!", (it was bright orange). Steven Spielberg wanted it dark brown. I used quick drying flexible brown paint, as the cast and crew were waiting to shoot the scene.