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.
Oil on panel 91x61cm
THE PIXEL-KEEPER'S DELIGHT
This intensely mythic image is built upon the conceit that that most vital of technological entities, 'the pixel', is a natural resource that needs farming, maintaining and harvesting.
It also plays with the idea that the Pixel-keeper is almost a creature made of 'light' herself and that like the painting surface we are all, in this screen-based world, defined by 'the pixel' in so many ways.
Oil on canvas 76x61cm
ON THE WING
This luminous image evokes a moment in that most wonderful 'golden hour' of English summer evenings. An encounter between two figures as about them swallows swoop and dive in joy.
Oil on canvas 74x107cm
Somewhere between a 'rave', a vision, a drug-induced trip or an urban myth, this image was inspired by the joy, the mystery and the fearful sublime of our ancient woods.
Oil on canvas 50x100cm
THE WINCHESTER DIVER
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