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Tiger Haven is a 30x30x1.5 inches original oil painting on canvas of a blue eyed white tiger in an abstract winter landscape. The tiger is climbing a tree and is looking out over a pale landscape. This is her safe haven. The colours are pale and range through purples, pinks, peach and whites and the painting style is semi abstract and art nouveau with thick generous paint used to create the tiger herself. The scenery behind the tiger suggests a birch forest with a river running from a lake between two cliffs. This is another in a series of paintings where I am placing tiger's in safe places where mankind and his ignorance cannot get at them. A painting is a small universe and often has its own life. I like to think that the more tigers I place beyond harm, the better off they will be in 'real' life! The painting is ready to hang, white edges, 3D style, no frame needed, comes with certificate of authenticity. Video at: https://youtu.be/a-3xl7QTruk
The Owls Wood
The Owls Wood is 30x30x1.5 inches oil painting on canvas in contemporary art nouveau style of a white owl in an autumn wood. The painting shows a view along an autumn path through rows of trees vanishing in the distance. Autumn colours of greens, yellows, reds and oranges can be seen through white branches and the owl floats behind them in stealth mode as owls do. She is silent and deadly and beautiful and she owns this little forest. The paint is thick and luxurious and is reminiscent of stained glass. The painting started life as a more traditional autumn forest path painting but needed something extra so I added more as I like layers and the idea of things being hidden and then revealed. The painting is dedicated to owl lovers and anyone helping to keep our English forests ancient and beautiful and safe for their wildlife. It was inspired simply by how happy walks in Sussex landscapes make me and my quest to actually see a white barn owl in one of my walks which I am yet to do.
original oil painting - Making it Real
30 x 40 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape on canvas of a desire being made real. This is an unusual painting for me in that it took a few years to complete. It was inspired by a desire I have to live in Switzerland - a beautiful country as I found out when I was 20. I fondly recall sitting on the side of a mountain in Interlaken in a field of wild flowers and buttercups and looking down on a glittering blue lake with an ancient wooden church below me and cow bells tinkling beside a waterfall. It was a complete Sound of Music moment and I have not forgotten it. This painting is my attempt to make it real. It is painted in thick textured paint and is multi layered. The purple and green dark colours of the canvas represents the view through dark pine trees that obscures most of the landscape but allows tantalizing glimpses of a lake, mountains, forests, a church and the wildflowers. There are several little cameos showing different aspects of the scene, each one of which goes from fairly realistic to just abstract spots and lines towards the edge of the canvas. The red lines are branches but also look like veins and the dark patches are acting as barriers to the perfect vista as they emotional as well as physical. In summary this is a painting about wanting something and trying to make it real through intention and by simply continuing to create it until it begins to happen. This is how anything is achieved isn't it?...
The Golden Bough
The Golden Bough is a 30x30x1.5 inches contemporary oil painting of an oak tree and a deer in an autumn forest clearing. The painting was created by weaving and layering lots of paint layers in a semi abstract art nouveau style using pale yellows, orange, violets and pinks which give an intriguing glimpse into the heart of a forest. A female deer stands guarding her tree which is an ancient oak matriarch of the forest. The Oak, who has golden leaves, knows exactly what is going on in her wood and has tracked every movement by man and beast over centuries. The painting was inspired by the fact that oak trees and deer do, in fact, have a mystery to them. You always wonder what they would tell you if they would talk. I like the idea of worlds beyond the mundane and have used veils of paint to hint at possible mysteries or fairy tales being revealed. I painted it at this time (Sept 2019) as it is the end of summer and beginning of autumn and it is a palpable change in nature that prompts walks in forests and musings about the stories they could tell :-) Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang. Video at: https://youtu.be/Np_RgIiwnfE
Timeless Meadow - An English Meadow in June
40 x 40 x 1.5 inches large original semi abstract oil painting of a Meadow in June in England. The painting gives a view across a hazy green field full of wildflowers. There are trees to the left through which you can see the hint of a lake and a suggestion of marsh flowers and a stream. Silver birch saplings can been seen further down the field. The flowers are pink and purple like foxgloves and there is a shimmering effect caused by thick vertical paint ridges. I have been walking around Mayfield and Wadhurst and this is my memory impression of the beautiful meadow's around those towns and the slightly dull but hot summer day's that we experience alot in England. Painted on deep edge canvas - edges white, no frame needed.
Summer Dissolving is a 48x36x1.5 inches oil on canvas abstract landscape painting of a Sussex summer wildflower meadow with swallows. This painting was inspired by walking around in summer fields at the end of August near Pulborough in Sussex. The painting spans through dark outer edges of dark greens, blues and purples to give the appearance of zooming into a portal from another place. It shows a view across a field with very colourful abstract flowers and wheat fields through to trees and a glimpse of a lake in the background. To the left are three swallows flying swiftly over the flowers and merging in and out of the landscape casting patterns and wispy shapes that suggest motion and the transience of summer. The aim of the painting was to try and capture the feeling of how seasons slowly dissolve and transform into the next one. It is slightly sad as summer in England is very brief but very beautiful. It is painted on deep edge canvas, edges dark blue, no frame needed, ready to hang
Forest Wraiths is a 48x36x1.5 inches large semi abstract oil painting of red deer in a pale forest. A stag and two female deer stand in a clearing in a mystical forest and seem to be winking in and out of existence. The colours are fresh and neutral and muted with white veils and pale yellows, lilacs and blues. The painting style is a fusion of art nouveau, traditional and abstract and was made by building lots of transparent layers of paint over each other with the aim of making the scene not quite of this world but not too far removed from it either. Deer have a way of appearing and then vanishing, especially in woods and forests and this idea is hinted at in this painting. I also wanted to catch an impression of light through the trees with a little touch of the gold of a sunset - though not in a 'realistic' way. It is more hint of different realities slightly overlapping each other to give an element of magic. I live near the Ashdown Forest so though I often see deer, always find it thrilling. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang.