New paintings for 2020
THE WINCHESTER DIVER
ON THE WING
DRAGONFLIES ARE CALLING
The 'magic' of quiet, hidden pools has a enduring fascination through civilisation, mythology and in art.
From Hylas and the Nymphs, through Susannah and the Elders, to The Magician's Nephew and on to fantasy and comic-book adventures, secret pools have a special power in our imaginations.
In this image, different worlds intersect within a woodland lake and the dragonflies spiral in wonder around the strange structure and the lush blooms encased within.
This is, in effect, a mythological painting for which there is, as yet, no known mythic origin.
Oil on panel 91x61cm
From the archive