Friday, 14 October 2011

Lost faces



This is oil on canvas 16 x 20 inches. My idea behind this was how many of us see all sorts of people every day yet we dont actually 'See' people. Yes we can remember what someone may have been wearing, colour/ pattern of clothing, an accessory, or we may remember hair colour but to actually remember peoples faces, their features...well this can sometimes be a difficult task. There are times we dont even care for how someones face looks, we just look right through people. We have all fallen in the lost face catagory one time or another in our lives...most of us fall in that catagory every day. We are a world of lost and invisible faces...unless of course your famous.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

My Negative Collection!

















These are five paintings from my 'Negative' collection. They are acrylic on canvas and are quite large pieces, each canvas has been backed on to a larger white canvas to create a frame/border (this is not visible on the images above. This collection was inspired by the memories of someone who had lost a loved one and these were the most important places for them where they went and visited during this difficult time. These locations held alot of memories for this person sad and happy ones but I decided to paint these in a photo negative style to portray the feelings of loss and sadness which were the prominent feelings associated with these locations at the time. I felt painting these places in their true pallet would extract the mood and depth that was needed for this body of work.








Friday, 2 September 2011

Shady Mushroom




Above is a surreal painting I finished recently. It's oil on canvas 9 x 12 inches. I was inspired by the beautiful sunny weather that britain thrusts upon us. Well maybe more inspired by the kind of lazy summer days we crave for, going to the beach, lounging around. I felt people were not needed to be present, objects themselves were enough to be the voice for the painting. The mushroom was a twist in the painting, a fungus acting as a shade for whoever may want to retreat from the sun. As funguses grow sporadically why not at a beach? and why not become an item that is not only used for consumption but can also have a practical purpose for daily use. Imagination and a dreamy state of mind is what was needed for this creation, not eveything needs to be what we expect it to be and do what we expect it to do.


This painting is up for sale on my Folksy shop for £145.00 the link to my shop is on the right hand side of this blog page.








Friday, 19 August 2011

Hello all...here's a quick update!

Hey there all, a quick note to say my Folksy shop is back up again...so were back in the game, YAY! I'm currently working on a new portfolio of work...going back to my roots on the surreal front...the body of work is in motion but as each piece is completed it shall be put on here for viewing. It will be mainly in oils a few may be played around with in acrylic, but we shall see where each one takes me.
  I'll still be creating personally requested styles for commisions.
All my pieces will eventually make there way in to exhibitions or on to my Folksy shop so please keep checking to stay in the loop. Thank you and thats all for now ...back to it!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Mad Hatter











Finally I managed to complete my mad hatter painting...taken a few months of on and off painting but I've done it. I love this piece it's been soooooo much fun that I really didn't want it to end but it has and now I'm very happy with the result. I loved being able to use a vibrant and bold pallet, it's one of the main reasons I wanted to paint him in the first place, he's so lively and he makes me smile. It's oil on canvas size 24 inches x 31 inches so quite a large piece... I felt this without a doubt was a statement piece and needed the canvas size to be large to give it the wow factor...it just wouldnt have had the same impact if it was small.














Monday, 25 April 2011

Painting

I've been painting away recently this is just one of a couple of paintings I've got going but I must admit the photo quality doesn't do the painting any justice. The actually piece is alot darker than the image below...I think I really need to get a better camera. This is a very small painting compared to the lot larger ones I usually create, this one is 6 x 4.5 inches.