Interior and space

 

 

Broken wing - 20cm x 20cm

Broken wing – oil on canvas – 20cm x 20cm

Original artwork – £220

 

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Yellow bird – oil on canvas – 30cm x 30cm

Original painting – £295

Spring blooms - 40cm x 30cm

Spring blooms – oil on canvas – 40cm x 30cm

Original painting – £385

Flowers - 25cm x 30cm

Flowers – 25cm x 35cm – oil on board

Impasto work, using encaustic paint

Red flower III - 12.5cm x 17.5cm

Red flower III – 12.5cm x 17.5cm – oil on canvas board

Impasto work, using encaustic paint

 

Fly on the wall - 50cm x 50cm

Fly on the wall   oil on canvas – 50cm x 50cm

Original painting – £595

Currently on sale at www.saatchiart.com – original and prints

Old fruit - 25cm x 25cm

‘Old fruit’    oil on canvas – 25cm x 25cm

Original painting – £245

Wildflowers I - oil on canvas - 25cm x 25cm

Wildflowers I  oil on canvas – 25cm x 25cm – SOLD

Original painting – £245

These flowers have been picked in the middle of the day and painted immediately, to try to transmit that crisp freshness which they exude. The light streams through the window, creating a contrast between the light and dark areas of the painting, bringing everything into sharper focus.

Wildflowers II  oil on canvas – 25cm x 25cm

Original painting – £245

These flowers were picked in the middle of the day, and this work was painted in the evening. They take on a different life, somewhat brooding, still beautiful, with the shadows softening their colours.

Currently on sale at www.saatchiart.com – original and prints

The bee   oil on canvas – 20cm x 20cm – SOLD

I found the bee, dead, in the room and next to the window, I felt the sadness of the scene, and thought it worthy of a painting. The bee is set against an angular, white background, out of context to it’s usual surroundings, it looks a little like a specimen, trapped, it’s potential cut short.

 

‘The Fly and the Orange’  oil on canvas – 20cm x 20cm

Original painting – £220

‘Still Life’ as a discipline – life is never still, it moves on determinedly all the time, from life to death, death being an element in the passage of time. A moment can be captured in a photograph or a painting, however, that object itself can wither and degrade. The orange here is rotting and it attracts a fly. The colours and textures are beautiful in their own way. The painting informs us of the passage of time, the fly is captured in a brief moment of stillness, however, it’s presence invokes an imminent feeling of movement.

Currently on sale at www.saatchiart.com – original and prints

‘Forbidden Fruit’  oil on canvas – 30cm x 30cm

There is a dead wasp in the painting, immediately in front of a rather acidic-looking grapefruit. The wasp as uninvited guest has been dealt a severe blow. The message  – don’t eat the forbidden fruit.

Currently on sale at www.saatchiart.com – original and prints

Original painting – £295

Bird in a cage - 100cm x 100cm. Drawing - graphite on canvas

Bird in a cage – graphite on canvas – 100cm x 100cm

This drawing aims to look at the movements of one bird in a cage. The darker drawing shows where the bird spends most of it’s time, stationary, waiting, looking here, looking there, the pencil lines growing darker as the outline is drawn over and over. There is a sudden burst of movement which is caught with a sketch, and then the bird stops again, the pencil defines as the watching begins, this time from the bottom of the cage.

Original artwork £995

 

Dinner on the table I   oil on canvas – 30cm x 30cm

Original painting – £295

Many of us feel uncomfortable when we confront the sources of some of our food. Perhaps we have constructed a sanitary vision within society – where cows don’t shit. The ‘in-between’ from the field to the chiller section is some hazy, undefinable thing which we don’t think about and therefore does not exist. Using ANIMAL and MEAT as an example, it raises the point that; now that much of society is so far removed from the environment and mechanics thereof, it makes it harder to care about it, to care for it. We can’t see it from our office block, we don’t think about it, therefore it does not exist. The background is a slightly unreal colour in comparison to the carcass and table, designed to be a little unsettling to the viewer, yet not unnattractive

Currently on sale at www.saatchiart.com – original and prints

Dinner on the table IV   oil on canvas – 31cm x 31cm

Original painting – £295

This painting seems to lie aside from Dinner on the table II, the muted colours of the background complement the cuts on the table . The image, now faceless, formless – is safe – the chopped pieces are not animal, but meat –  we can relax.

Currently on sale at www.saatchiart.com – original and prints

‘Bird Cage I’   oil on canvas – 22.5cm x 22.5cm – SOLD

In this painting I am exploring the idea of captivity and freedom, literally with a bird cage, and figuratively within our own lives.  The bird here has just been caught – it is still wild, described by it’s vivid colours – a sharp contrast to these unfamiliar, somewhat claustrophobic surroundings.

‘Bird Cage II’   oil on canvas – 22.5cm x 22.5cm – SOLD

The subject here is more diminutive than in ‘Bird Cage I’ . The bird now has been in captivity for some time, it’s colour matches the drab surroundings to which it has become accustomed. The door is open, yet it makes no move. It is trapped, not by bars now, but fear of the unknown – freedom is now that unknown.

“Waiting room” 62cm x 62cm – oil on canvas – SOLD

“The white dress”  36cm x 46cm – oil on canvas – SOLD

“cock-a-doodle” – 40cm x 40cm – oil on board

Original painting – £425

“cock – head” – 40cm x 40cm – oil on board

Original painting – £425

“The last good dress”  30cm x 30cm – oil on board – SOLD

“The narrow bed”  70cm x 50cm – oil on canvas – SOLD

“Space under the chair” 70cm x 50cm – oil on canvas

“From behind the curtain” 90cm x 30cm – oil on canvas

“The red room – and chair” 40cm x 40cm – oil on canvas

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