Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Latest painting 50 x 50 cm Oil on canvas. Using colours from an earlier more figurative painting.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

I painted over some old paintings in the studio recently. After painting figuratively for a few months I have discovered a new style which I intend to pursue in my abstract work. It has definitely opened my eyes to interesting combination of colours and layers which has added a new depth to my work.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mouldy Oranges and Grapes, Oil on Canvas
Painted from a photograph of a still life - Long exposure with torch light. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New Work! at last--- January 2014

I have had a bit of a gap from painting but I now have a studio in Brighton and expanding my practise. Here is one of my first pieces at the new studio. 'Decaying Pear and Dried Roses'- The composition is exactly what the title says, the back drop is a bin bag and the light source is from my iPhone. I am interested in making the undesirable more desirable, using rotting, and dried things with cold artificial light and trying to paint them to look as grand and beautiful as a Dutch master would make a bowl of delicious ripe fruit. The painting is more graphically painted where the light has immediately hit the subject, almost undetectable. There are lots of places to take my work, which I am very excited about.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Two new additions

I have two new paintings ready for bubble wrapping and carting off to hopefully be included for the affordable art fair. Not sure which paintings will be up but its been good to be back painting. With these new pieces I'm looking towards changing colours and composition. I want them to look less sea creature and more theatrical explosion!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

New work Summer '10

I finally have some new work, and more on the way. These paintings are hopefully going towards the Afforable art fair! with the gallery that is currently representing my work

"untitled" oil and alkyd resin on canvas 150 x 100cm

"untitled" oil and alkyd resin on canvas 51 x 41cm

Friday, 19 February 2010

Commisioned paintings jan/feb 2010- Santuary Bar and Restaurant

I was commissioned to paint five paintings for 'Santuary Bar and Restaurant' about to open in Basingstoke. They are all painted as a continuation from my degree work, taking into consideration the style and theme of the bar. They are all painted in oil paint and lukas medium 4.

The painting below was the final painting in the series of five. I had got back into the flow of painting and this canvas incidently became abit of an experiment, naturally wanting to progress and change ideas around. The colours and shapes are more extreme, more unnatural and contrasting. This new direction is something i wish to explore in my future painting, to see where it takes my work.

There are different shapes and scales of the canvases in the series. I felt the bigger 2m x1.4m canvases works the best; where there is more freedom for expression and range, the smaller sizes however compliments the larger ones and let the theme run through out the bar and restaurant.