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Nose bag at ea
Somewhere Waiting is a large semi abstract square oil painting of a mythical landscape with deer (40x40x1.5 inches). The stag and three female deer, stand at the centre of the painting and there is a hint of a waterfall below them and trees and mountains above and around them. The deer are small and well defined though slightly nebulous at the same time. I often use this same little posse of deer in my paintings as they seem perfect together. Below the deer, if you look closely, you can see the outline of a much bigger stag who was painted over and has now become part of the waterfall. The painting began with a simple desire to use the colours in it which include magenta, rose, purple, lilac, pale blue, white and golden yellow. The painting worked well as an abstract landscape but I feel it is better with the little deer adding some focus to it. Most of my paintings have a story or memory attached. This one is about the spiritual nature of deer and the idea that maybe they can move between worlds and can act as guides. This idea is common to many cultures and I like it. This painting is on 3D, deep edge canvas, edges white, ready to hang, frame not needed.
The Hart of the Green Wood
The Hart of the Green Wood is a large contemporary style oil painting of an ethereal deer stag in a clearing in a green forest. It is 40x40x1.5 inches. There are many shades of green and many transparent layers which give the painting a mystical fairy tale quality. It also catches the light in interesting ways - a little like a stained-glass window. It is the sort of tall tree green wood you see in dreams. The hart (a stag over 5 years old) stands on the right looking at something we canÃ¢â¬â¢t see. He is materialising and not quite of this world. Real deer have the habit of watching humans in their forests and then vanishing once they have finished staring at you. It always amazes me how such a large animal can do this so easily Ã¢â¬â as if they naturally have some magic to them. The painting was inspired by a walk I took in the Cowdray Forest (RH17 6QG) near Turners Hill. It is full of tall pine trees and ancient oaks and is worth a visit! Dedicated to all fellow dreamers and lovers of fairy tales. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.
A Kind of Magic
A Kind of Magic is a large oil on canvas painting of an exuberant river landscape with a kingfisher bird that celebrates the beauty of summer 2020 in Sussex. The river emerges from the dark on the left where a curtain of trees cast shadows into the water in rich blues, greens and purples. Then it flows off into the sunlight and around a bend where you can see a meadow and low hill in the background. An abundance of wild flowers are in the foreground where they seem to be communicating with the kingfisher who is dispensing magic. This is another in a series of river walk inspired paintings that reflect the fun I had during the summer walking along the banks of the Rivers, Ouse, Cuck, Medway and Rother in Sussex. I saw two kingfishers and because it was magic for me, I tried to instil this sense of the wonder of nature into this painting. It was especially poignant as nature was thriving despite the troubles of mankind at that time and it was very heartening to see that. The build-up of different layers of paint make it a little art nouveau and mysterious.
Hares Meadow is a 40x40x1.5 inches oil painting on canvas of a yellow hare beside a meadow of trees and wildflowers. The style is contemporary art nouveau and is very colourful. The hare sits to the left and looks back at us. She is generously showing us a glimpse of her realm with its trees and flowers and possibilities and the idea of veils or curtains being drawn back makes it a little dreamlike. I have only ever seen one hare in real life and I was struck by how beautiful it was whilst at the same time being so strangely awkward. I can totally see why they often feature in fairy tales and legends about magic. The background of the painting has been blended and blurred whilst the foreground paint is thicker with more definite brushstrokes. This adds to the slightly ethereal feeling of it. Like all my artwork, it is a tribute to nature and an invitation to humans to cherish and protect it. It is dedicated to all those who are doing just this. It is painted on wide edge canvas, no frame needed, ready to hang, white edges.