The Collections

Throughout the year I create a series of paintings based on a themed subject matter and style.

With each collection there is a unique thread that marries the concept. Their appeal is to enage with a wide audience, covering the depth and breath of topics and technics. They centre on a series of varying subject matters always to challenge, - creating differences within repetition and theme.

With the main body of my paintings concentrating on my figurative and portrait work, I'm able

to connect on a more emotional platform, whilst finding a balance between consistency and creative explorations, but my landscape paintings are classically based studies applied with either gold or silver additions for  a more contempory twist.

'Beauty in Ancient Worlds'

This body of work explores the diversity of the ancient

world of the Romans and the marble bust.

For me the classics will always remain an influential reference point, - a romantic vision for perfection, creating an idealised interruption for both human and animal form.

Drawing inspiration on a rich heritage each works are detailed observational paintings, conveying a period in time that has eroded with a slightly damaged, historical reference.

The additional application of a fragmented gold leaf background

symbolises the era of imperial richness, that helped to honour ones’ status in society but now  with age has prehaps became damaged with time.

'The Living Canvas'

Tattoos have their share of misunderstanding.

Over various times they have even been banned and in many cultures have been deemed too socially unacceptable, then in others have conveyed statu, wealth and have marked their statement in history.

This collection explores the various ways in which we silently communicate our human emotions with symbolic representations that we don’t always want to put into words. Based on the wearer they are truly an individual piece of art.

A living canvas of story telling which can show a sign of strength, mark or hide a permanent emotional or physical scar or be uplifting to celebrate ones’ love in life and happiness gained.

'The Silver Line'

The silver line is a series of both land and seascapes that map a journey of travels across the world. The line represents a horizon line to create a distinct intersection between the earth and sky as seen by the observer. Mapping these co ordinates on the landscape as we pass on a journey. The additional sleek, yet sophisticated silver line adds solidity, purity and richness with an element of contemporary playfulness within a classical painting reference.

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