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Twists and turns of life
On The Edge: Tree Frog
This tree frog is part of a series of paintings entitled On the Edge. I wanted to explore how much, or how little of the subject you needed to see in order to still recognise it. Perhaps I should push this a little further and call the next series Falling Off the Edge! Of course, with subjects like the tree frog, on the edge carries the dual meaning of being under threat from ecological or environmental disaster. It, therefore, reminds us to tread lightly on this planet we call home and steward its resources responsibly. Painted in acrylics on a 50x70cm canvas ready to hang. All sides are painted, as per Gallery hanging requirements. The work is signed on the front, and a Certificate of Authenticity is included in the purchase.
Last light of the day
This is from a photograph of Reculver Towers on the North Kent Coast, taken just before the light of the Sun faded. Standing in the centre of these ruins, I always get a real sense of its past and those who left their souls here. The last picture shows the Towers when they were once part of the medieval church of St Mary. Well worth a visit!
Who's Watching Who? (Framed original)
WHOâS WATCHING WHO? Are Aliens watching you from galaxy's near or far as you drive in your car? Some humans have close encounters as E.Tâs fly around us, UFO sightings when out driving, are aliens out there thriving? Do they live among us, observing as they drive your bus? Thinking what a mess we've made, as the world heats up and the ice caps fade. Do they want to help keep us alive and teach us how we can survive? This original watercolour has a choice of 3 mount colours, please contact me on purchase stating your colour preference. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and the poem will be printed on coloured card to compliment your painting.It is painted on Daler Rowney 300g watercolour paper and framed in a black box frame.
This puffin reminds me of Agatha Christie's character, Hercule Poirot, as he stands huffin' and puffin' on a rock. Wonderfully comical birds. Painted in acrylics on a 50x40cm canvas ready to hang. All sides are painted, as per Gallery hanging requirements. The work is signed on the front, and a Certificate of Authenticity is included in the purchase.
Prayer to a Fox
An original gouache painting of a fox entitled 'Prayer for a Fox'. This piece includes the wiccan symbols for 'intelligence' and 'blessings' as well as a symbol for home protection. In short I wish the clever fox well in its life but suggest that it stays away from my chickens! I have used the finest Winsor and Newton designer gouache paints (including a glorious gold!) and Indian Ink for the black background, all painted on 300gsm hot pressed, acid free, smooth watercolour paper. 10% of the sale of this item will go to a wildlife charity.
A large square contemporary gloss varnished acrylic painting depicting The Monument, London. I painted an animated fiery background to give the impression of flames reaching up to the sky as may have been seen during the Great Fire of London, to which the Monument was built in commemoration. It measures 910 x 910 x 38 mm (36 x 36 x 1.5 inches) and is painted on a deep set high quality cotton box canvas (380g/m2). The sides are painted so it doesn\\\'t necessarily need a frame.
River Spell is a large colourful contemporary oil painting showing a kingfisher flying along a riverbank in summertime. Along the riverbank semi abstract flowers and a few trees compete for attention. The painting is textured and has an atmosphere of a late summer afternoon. It has been built up of several layers which overlap and make the scene ambiguous. I like the idea of worlds overlapping or being able to move from one universe to another and that is what the kingfisher is doing. She is casting a spell and flickering though veils. This is the third in a kingfisher series of paintings I have painted this year and was inspired by the first real life sighing I had of a kingfisher last summer. I am so used to watching wildlife on Countryfile that I get ridiculously excited when I see it for myself. These are gorgeous little birds and the river Ouse, which I was walking along in Sussex, was also beautiful as were the wildflowers that grow along the edges. This is dedicated to fellow walkers and those who are helping our wildlife and landscapes to thrive. It is 36x48x1.5 inches, is on white deep edge canvas, ready to hang, no frame needed.
This cheeky robin is all set to defend his terrority. The impressionist style on the bird and leaves at his feet is contrasted well by the simple background. Reference image courtesy of Karen Gilks. Painted in acrylics on a 20x30cm canvas ready to hang. All sides are painted, as per Gallery hanging requirements. The work is signed on the front, and a Certificate of Authenticity is included in the purchase.