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Caught in the Act
Caught in the Act is a very large oil painting of an idyllic alpine scene exploding out of a deep blue canvas. It is 48x48x1.5 inches. A white owl can be seen to the left looking back at us as if she has been caught in the act of creating the landscape itself. She looks surprised. In the background there are snow tipped mountains with a green valley and pine trees on the slopes descending from them. A river is running through the middle of the valley where in the foreground it becomes a waterfall surrounded by wildflowers in rainbow colours. The edges of the painting are dark blue which heightens the vibrancy of the drips and blobs of paint emerging from the scenery. I like the idea something being in the process of being formed as it parallels the whole practice of painting something - whereby you think of something you want to paint and then try to make it appear by moving paint around! This is another in a series of paintings I have made inspired by the Interlaken area of Switzerland. It is painted on deep edge canvas, dark blue, does not need a frame and is ready to hang.
The Soothsayer is a large colourful oil painting of a red deer stag against a semi abstract background. It is 40x40x1.5 inches. The stag is partly transparent which adds to the spiritual aspect of deer that is prevalent in many cultures. Deer are often seen as spirit guides or messengers â possibly because they are very adept at appearing and disappearing suddenly and do have an elegant and ethereal quality to them. Most people are thrilled when they see deer when out walking and I am one of these even though I see them very regularly on my walks in Sussex. Though I often add them to my paintings to enhance the landscape itself, this painting is about the deer itself. It is a total mystery to me how people can kill them for âsportâ. It is painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.
The Thin Place
The Thin Place is a wide panoramic landscape painting of wild hareâs playing in a summer wildflower meadow. It is 30x60x1.5 inches and was inspired by the wildflower meadows I found on the South Downs near Graffam last summer. I did, in fact, come across a large red hare on one of the wooded slopes that lead up to these meadows which felt magical in itself as we both stood dead still to watch each other. The painting came about as I imagined what this hare would be doing when no one was around to see her. The Sussex South Downs are ancient and you often feel you may have crossed over into a different time period as you walk them. The term âthin placeâ apparently means an area where the barriers between two or more worlds are thin and can be crossed into. Evidence of Roman pathways, burial mounds, medieval farming etc can all be found and some of echoes from the past also helped inspire this painting. It is dedicated to all those people who are working so hard to preserve this beautiful area and to the South Downs National Park. Edges white, ready to hang, no frame needed, comes with certificate of authenticity
Wife carrying for Olympics dragon style: Surrealist automatism
A Lingering Magic
A Lingering Magic is a 36x36inches oil painting on canvas of an autumn woodland walk. The painting shows a view past colourful autumn trees to a pond on the left where the light through the trees highlights a swallow skimming insects above the surface of the pond. The painting was begun last October after a walk I took in the Lewes area of Sussex. It had been raining for weeks and the Ouse valley was flooded with lots of extra ponds and streams having formed. The swallow was a surprise as she should have left for Africa but maybe she was happy to stay a little longer. She is my lingering magic. I like paintings that transport me to lovely places when I look at them. This one takes me somewhere magical â hence the title. The painting is ready to hang and the edges are dark purple.
The astro repeater: Surrealist automatism.
Summer Fragments is a large landscape oil painting inspired by wildflowers and the Sussex South Downs in summertime. It is 36x48x1.5 inches. The painting is contemporary and messy art nouveau in style and shows a riot of wildflowers in the foreground with fields and trees in the distance and the sea beyond that. To the right is an undulating hill which was actually the ancient hill fort of Cissbury Ring. To the left are two red kites flying over the fields. I took a few very long walks in the summer around Chanctonbury Ring (also a hill fort) and Cissbury and fell totally in love with the flowers and atmosphere and the history of the land which is still very much in evidence. Red kites now being quite easy to spot along the South Downs now also had to make an appearance. I made the painting by the creation of lots of layers and transparent glazes which gives it a fragmented feeling. This is how it felt to me walking along in this beautiful place seeing the fragments of the present but overlaid with bits of the past. I hope I did it justice. It is painting on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame necessary. Dedicated to all those who are working to preserve this beautiful area and its wildlife.