A selection of more current mixed media and oil paintings on all kinds of surfaces from the last few years. These are mostly in the public setting. and some private work too. Sometimes my work is commissioned by a local authority, a commercial business, an event or a community group. Sometimes I create work in hidden spots which are not readily accessible such as Birling Gap, where I noticed that people had scraped their names into the seaweed encased chalk cliffs.
Image 10m x 2m Chelsea Fringe for Cranbrook
There is an element of performative painting to my work when it is undertaken in a LIVE PAINTING context such as on the street, mural work and at events and openings. My favourite subjects, are nature and women; I like to portray powerful, superhuman, avatar-like style women, mainly influenced by Athena posters of the early 80’s, fashion illustration and of course comic strip heroines and the Renaissance period.
Creating art without paint, by removal of surface layers, is also something I am very interested in developing more. I like to create a surprise gift to the public in unexpected places during my explorations.
Interior Art Installation commission 2017
4 x Panels 127 x 107cms. Birchwood, Golden Gel mediums, Gold leaf and Montana