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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.
Unicorn Haven is 30x30x1.5 inches original oil painting inspired by a summer riverbank with a white horse. It is based on a stretch of the river Medway near Tunbridge Wells where I have a favourite spot. In July, this bit of the river has pink and yellow flowers along its edges and fields and trees on the opposite bank where you can see intriguing bits of wildlife and wild flowers and birds. One day there was a white horse there and, in my artists, mind it was not hard to imagine she was a unicorn. Though I base my paintings on actual places I have walked, I like to emphasize the hidden magic that is always there in nature rather than the botanical accuracies. I am enchanted by the feeling and energies of places and try to capture that â hence this painting which is almost fairy tale in its message but is never-the-less a place you can find if you walk along the river from Chafford Bridge in Fordcombe! Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed.
Under Sea Escape
Under Sea Escape is a large underwater painting of three queen angel fish in a tropical blue sea. It is 40x40 inches. The viewpoint is on level with the fish who are swimming in formation and look as if that are escaping from somewhere. Below them is a sandy seabed with light patterns flickering across it as you get in clear tropical seas. Above them you can see their view of the surface of the sea with all its rippling waves and the light sparkling through it. In the distance you can see a shimmering violet line at the point where the sea and the sand merge. Violet being a magic colour adds a little mystery to it. You can also see how the deep blue water gets lighter and more turquoise the closer it gets to the sunlight above then waves. This is another in a long series of paintings made after a Caribbean holiday where the wonder of snorkelling became one of my favourite things in the world. Painted on deep edge canvas so no frame needed, ready to hang.
Radiance is a panoramic autumn landscape painting of autumn trees and colours in a radiant forest. It is 16x40x1.5 inches oil on canvas. It was painted âwet into wetâ style meaning the canvas was covered in wet paint and oil and then I kept working into to it during one long session. The place that inspired the painting is part of the gardens of Standen House, National Trust property, near East Grinstead in Sussex. If you get the right moment in in Autumn, the trees glow like stained glass windows and walking through them on the crispy leaves is one of the biggest joys you can get from nature, especially if the sun is out. The wide canvas makes the scene look almost holy and cathedral-like and that captures the essence of Autumn for me. It is painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed and ready to hang.
November Moment is a semi abstract autumn landscape of fields and woodlands with deer. It was inspired by the landscapes around Hever Castle in Kent and is 30x30x1.5 inches. The painting shows dripping trees and leaves in vibrant autumnal yellows and reds next to a stream. On the other side of the stream, at the edges of woodland, you can see a few deer watching. I took a walk here after several days of heavy rainfall and the fields and trees were waterlogged and muddy with lots of streams threading through them. I did see these deer and I am sure they were laughing as they watched me sloshing about in the undergrowth. I called it November Moment as it does represent a memory for me a wet English walk which I enjoyed very much. Painted on wide edged canvas, edges white, no frame needed.
The Gamechanger is a large autumn landscape with a magical stag appearing on a woodland path. It is 40x40x1.5 inches, white edges, no frame needed. The style is semi abstract art nouveau and shows a deer stag on the left looking toward the viewer. He is not fully formed but is making his presence felt in that imperious way that stags have. Behind him and to the right is a path and autumn coloured trees in bright gold, orange and magenta. The forest itself was inspired by Eartham forest on the South Downs near Slindon. I was there in late summer and took a long walk through the various paths through the trees without meeting a soul. It was hot and quiet and a little bit spooky and I could believe every fairy story I ever read whilst I was there. The Stag is a recurring theme in Sussex landscape paintings because the forests that used to cover the area still have many pockets of woodland left where deer are quite abundant. Despite this, they manage to remain beautiful and if any woodland creature is magical, it is the deer. This stag has a message and you have to walk the path to find it. He is a gamechanger.
Wild Souls Wild Wood
Wild Souls Wild Wood is a large dark, textured oil painting of wild deer stag in a wild wood. It is 36x48x1.5 inches. The painting is very textured impasto and almost Gothic in style and shows a view into a dark forest towards a group of deer. The stag and three female deer stand looking out at us from the top of the painting in a glowing woodland clearing lit by golden yellow light. A purple blue line rises from the bottom centre of the painting and up towards up to the deer where it merges with them. This is a suggestion of the energy that seems to inhabit ancient forests and trees. I find it easy to believe that forests and the animals dwelling in them take care of each other. Although the painting is mostly composed of dark green, purple and blue, contrasted with the yellows, oranges and reds of the trees and deer it still manages to make a room feel cosy. This painting glows and due to the thick paint, it has facets that reflect different colours at different times of the day. Painted on deep edge canvas, edges also dark, no frame needed.