PAST PAINTINGS BY SERIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GLISTEN

 

The Glisten Series, is a development of the forms quintessentially from the Poppies series.  It is an abstraction of a familiar theme.  The lollipop formation so prevalent in Poppies, Roses and Magic Hill has been dissected and reduced to its most basic form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POPPIES

 

A gold Poppies painting unfolds before the eye like a Japanese screen.  They are beautiful, pleasing to the eye, like an ikebana flower arrangement.  Its elements are  thoughtfully balanced through the play of detail versus empty space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGIC HILL

 

The road between Cowra and Canowindra in the Central West of New South Wales is peppered with small hills that look out across a plain to the west. In the late afternoon the eucalypts on these hills take on a glistening, shimmering quality that seems to ride on the haze of the late afternoon sun’s rays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LE PHENIX ET LE DRAGON

 

A commissioned series from  a Singaporean client featuring a phoenix and dragon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACQUES

 

The Jacques Series is a collection of works inspired by the tail feathers of the peacock that lived on the family farm; incidently his name was Jacques. The formation of the peacock feathers is a development in style from the earlier Poppies series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSES

 

A Roses painting is like the practice of yoga nidra; each part of the body becomes passive, calm.... soothed  one part at a time as the eye contemplates each surface of the painting, reeling in its softness, grasping the contours of texture, ascending and descending these textures and  senses the release of the empty expanses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BROOM

 

Essentially a study in light and dark the Broom Series is subtle, minimalist and sophisticated. Light plays an integral part in the viewing of these paintings, often from an angle where the shadows that are created by the three dimensional

relief provide contrast and bring the texture to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NENUPHARS

 

This series is deeply inspired by Japanese woodblock printing, with its flat colour spaces, line work and composition. Typically, metallic paint is used predominantly throughout the works and there is little gradation of tone.  Detail is rendered by fine line work for foliage with the lilies themselves being the only three dimensional forms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITURE

 

"I began my artistic life drawing and painting people’s likenesses, with the general rule that the quicker they transformed to the paper or canvas, the better.  They were intense moments where I would work all night, using photographs and props, sometimes working from life, and did not stop until the face was born.  The rest of the work is secondary."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTRAITURE

 

"I began my artistic life drawing and painting people’s likenesses, with the general rule that the quicker they transformed to the paper or canvas, the better.  They were intense moments where I would work all night, using photographs and props, sometimes working from life, and did not stop until the face was born.  The rest of the work is secondary."

 

 

 

 

 

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