The paintings presented here have been produced in my studio or out in the field, for galleries, private collectors and myself.
- My studio work often involves working from my imagination often with narrative undertones
- My plein-air work fuels this output
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Out of the Woods Spring 19
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir
Most of these paintings are of imaginary places. I walk every day with my dogs…. I like to call them reconnaissance expeditions…collecting a dictionary of sights, smells, sounds and tastes of my surroundings and weather. Processing them in my studio is a random affair ,quite often not knowing what the outcome with be…I hope you enjoy this walk through my woods!
Narrative Painting 2018… Hamlet, Ophelia, Shakespeare and all that jazz
This body of work was created over the winter of 2017 and spring 2018. Millais’s painting of Ophelia was my inspiration.
Analysing why this image (so beguiling and beautiful) is, when all said and done, depicting a scene of someone drowning.
My intention was to retain the beauty whilst exploring these themes. As each painting developed I was motivated to explore other themes such as drifting, movement, distortion of image, suspension, peacefulness, textiles, pattern and costume.