When circumstance outstrips ambition. The Flight of Icarus. £500 Assemblage and mixed media with acrylic on canvas. 90cm sq.
The Emperor (and his new clothes)
Limitations unclothed. The Emperor. £500 Mixed media with assemblage and acrylic on canvas. 90cm sq.
Binary Notion II
A piece in two parts. £1200 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas in two sections. 2x 1m sq
Binary Notion I
A piece in two parts. Binary Notion I £950 Acrylic and mixed media on canvas in two sections. 2x 1m sq Details The two canvasses could be arranged with either of the outer edges as the join. Below, the work at an earlier stage in two configurations. A fuller account of the process for this piece … Continue reading Binary Notion I
A continuation of the Limitary Patterns theme, this image took several months to evolve. The events of a few weeks (June 2016) perhaps helped crystallise the idea for the shapes and colours. The images and ideas we associate with man's boundaries are now juxtaposed with the symbolism of a crusade. Binary Impulse £330 Acrylic and … Continue reading Binary Impulse
Taking a Diptych
Now Completed apart from a little more glazing. "Golden Glade" the first of what may become a series of 'Enchanted Spaces'. Acrylic and mixed media with added organic material. 20" x 20" (51cmsq) 10/05/2012 In Progress
The Best Policy
Honesty :: This one has got stuck, what I thought would work didn't. So it has gone on the back burner for a while.
The Final set of 9 images based on the poem by John Milton. 9 Works on canvas in mixed media each 28" (71cm) sq
This paradise I give thee, count it thine.. John Milton : Paradise Lost Mixed Media on canvas with attached/modified objects pineapple top, an avocado stone, sunflower seeds, a snail shell and petals from an Amaryllis. There is also a small light bulb, a wrist watch mechanism and a feather. 28" x 28" … Continue reading Creation
The Lamb : Earthbound
He shall ascendThe throne hereditary, and bound his reignWith Earth's wide bounds, his glory with the Heavens. John Milton Paradise Lost For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall govern them, Revelations 2:7 Acrylic paint, Acrylic medium, collage, Found Objects, Organic Materials including Sheep bone. 28" x 28" sq … Continue reading The Lamb : Earthbound
Paradise Lost Maquette 1
A teaser taster, with 7 of the 9 frames completed. The lower two in the (vertical) centre row are mock ups at this stage. Some re-touching and final additions to a couple of the other frames still to do. ( frames each 28" square)
Expulsion : The First Morning of Our World
"The World was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide:They hand in hand with wand'ring steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way" John Milton Paradise Lost Acrylic paint, Acrylic medium, collage, Found Objects, Organic Materials, Crayon, Marine Varnish. 28" x 28" sq (71cmx71cm)
Work in progress
Dialectical Vision: Theories of Order
SOLD "God to remove his wayes from human sense,/ Plac'd Heav'n from Earth so farr, that earthly sight, / If it presume, might err in things too high,/ and no advantage gain" John Milton : Paradise Lost Acrylic paint, Acrylic medium, collage, Found Objects, Organic Materials, Crayon Printing Ink. 28" x 28" sq (71cmx71cm) Sold … Continue reading Dialectical Vision: Theories of Order
No light, but rather darkness visible.. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
Above the Storm
"thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast Abyss," "Back to the gates of Heaven: the sulphurous hail, Shot after us in storm, o'erblown hath laid Of Heaven received us falling;" John MIlton : Paradise Lost, Book1 Mixed Media, including acrylic medium, organic objects layered … Continue reading Above the Storm
And from these corporal nutriments perhaps Your bodies may at last turn all to Spirit, Improv'd by tract of time, and wingd ascend Ethereal, as wee, or may at choice Here or in Heav'nly Paradises dwell; John Milton : Paradise Lost Mixed Media, including acrylic medium, organic and found objects layered on to cement … Continue reading Ascent
With Soft Foot Towards the Deep
From standing lake to tripping ebb, That stole with soft foot towards the deep, Who now had stopped his sluices, As the Heaven his windows shut. John Milton, Paradise Lost