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Spellbound Tigress is a 36x36 inches oil painting of a semi abstract tiger hiding in a forest. The tiger looks over her shoulder at us looking deceptively friendly. Most of her body is in shadow and the view through the trees behind her leads you past her and into the distance. The background and the tiger are merging as if she is flickering in and out of existence like the Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland fame. I had this appearing and merging idea in mind due to the precarious position tigers are in as regards their future survival. The style of the painting is contemporary art nouveau and the painting itself definitely has a presence. This tigerâs eyes will follow you around the room. The inspiration was simply that every artist loves to paint a tiger â who doesnât? But I tried here to do it in a different, not wildlife art, way. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, not frame necessary.
The Jewel of the River
The Jewel of the River is a 40x40x1.5 inches oil painting of a kingfisher by a river surrounded by fields and wildflower meadows. The edges of the painting are blurred so that you are transported into it across the white lacy cow parsley flowers in the foreground. You then see trees and fields leading off into the distance and there is a hint of a river glittering between the stalks of the flowers. The painting has transparent veils of colours moving across it that that help to give it a shimmering magical feel. To the right sitting on one of the flowers is a tiny female kingfisher. She is the jewel of the river. The painting is semi abstract contemporary art nouveau in style and was inspired by an area of the river Medway near Tunbridge Wells where I saw my first kingfisher. I love to walk and I love to spot wildlife and I find birds completely captivating. Especially highly colourful ones. This landscape encapsulates for me a perfect memory of walking along a riverbank in Springtime. Dedicated to everyone who helps to preserve wildlife and the precious flora, fauna and landscapes of the world. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed
Kings of the Golden Forest
Kings of the Golden Forest is a large oil painting on canvas of seven fallow deer bucks in a Sussex bluebell wood. It is 60x36x1.5 inches. The painting was inspired by the little glimpses I sometimes get of deer in among trees. This particular group were spotted near Graffham on the South Downs (see the photo I manged to get before I followed them into the wood!). If you are lucky enough to see them when the bluebells are out it is an aesthetics overload. The seven deer are lined up across the centre of a sunlit woodland glade. The blues and magentas hint at bluebells and there is a gold glow to the edges of the light coming through the trees which adds to the magical quality of the scene. I see deer almost every time I go walking but it never fails to thrill me and I never fail to admire the suddenness with which they appear and disappear. I love this painting as it has all the beauty of the deer plus the fairy tale quality of sunlight in an April forest. The style is semi abstract art nouveau. Painted on white edged 3D canvas, ready to hang, no frame needed.
Numinous is a panoramic 16x40x1.5 inches oil painting landscape of a glowing autumn path with vibrantly coloured trees. Numinous means âspiritual in qualityâ and autumn paths do have that feeling when the sun shines through the leaves and make a woodland come alive with colour. This particular path was inspired by a little village in Sussex called Fairwarp which has lots of little pockets of ancient woodland in and around it. I both love woodland and fear it as I get lost in it quite easily but it always intrigues me how different the atmospheres are in different forests and glades. This woodland is a spiritual one and feels like it leads to revelations of the best kind. I include in the photos of the painting the original drawing that I made for it. It is idiotically simple but I was pleased with the resultant painting. Painted on deep edge canvas, dark purple edges, ready to hang, does not need framing.
The Last Goodbye
The Last Goodbye is an original autumn themed oil painting of autumn trees, a calm lake and two swallows just about to leave for Africa. It is 36x48x1.5 inches. The painting style is contemporary art nouveau and has multiple layers and glazes which make it look like a stained-glass window. This particular landscape was inspired by a reservoir and wildlife reserve called Weirwood near East Grinstead. I was there in September and saw the swallows skimming insects off of the surface of the lake ready for their long journey â hence the title. Painted on 3D canvas, edges painted the red purple, no frame needed, ready to hang.
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The Gloaming is a semi abstract red, purple and gold painting of a group of deer in an evening forest. It is 30x30x1.5 inches. This painting is my valiant attempt to capture that moment when you walk into a woodland and manage to spot a herd of deer just before they see you and vanish. This particular moment was inspired by the deer at Eridge Park during January when the trees where completely bare and the deer blended into the colours of the forest even more effectively than usual. It was late afternoon and the sun was casting long beams though the trees and casting twisted shadows and strange shapes. One of the streams in this park is called the Chalybeate Spring and is the iron-rich source of the spa water in Tunbridge Wells. You can just see a hint of it behind the deer. Painted on 3D canvas, edges painted the red purple, no frame needed, ready to hang.
The Promised Land
The Promised Land is a large vibrant multi-coloured oil painting of a dream exploding onto a canvas. It is 48x36x1.5 inches. It is contemporary and quite unique in style. The background is dark green and the scene suggests the viewer is moving though a dark forest and approaching the way out. To either side of the path you can see trees weaving in and around each other with flowers and foliage between them. A stag is watching from the left. At the edge of the forest, you can see over a hill towards a blue turquoise sea. On the right is a cliff with a small house perched at the top and behind and below it you can see coastline and a blue sunny sky. The idea of this painting was to paint a place I wanted to be. It therefore has the feel of a fairy story about it. I tried to give it the feeling of being in flux as a real imaginary landscape would be. If I could disappear I into a painting to live happily ever after it may well be this oneâ¦ Painted on wide 3D canvas, dark green edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.