‘ Lost Landscapes' This visual essay was accepted for a ‘Council for a Preservation of Rural England’s juried exhibition. It’s theme was artists’ response to the green spaces that Oxford City had earmarked for development. The exhibition originally took place in the Bartelmas Chapel off the Cowley Road in Oxford.
I painted eight canvases, one for each of the green spaces. They were conceived as precious ‘tokens’ and were covered front and back with deep red paint signifying the corporeal body. Distressed gold leaf was then applied to the sides and backs in order to signify the value that is being eroded. Each canvas has its’ own earth coloured velvet bag, lined in a delicate lawn of blue flowers and closed with a red tab with a unique glass bead. The canvases were originally designed to be held and passed round, giving the viewer a sense of connection and ownership. Six are now framed in box displays with distressed gold frames and lined in red velvet. The two remaining unframed ones, with their storage bags, allow the collector to share contact with their guests.
Eynsham Morris Dancers
‘Eynsham Morris Dancers’ (oil paint on canvas 50 x 130 x 4.5 cm) £1,500.00 Come summer you will find these guys dancing at local events, festivals and the odd knees up in local pubs. Morris dancing is one of England’s quirky traditions. Eynsham Morris perform dances from their own tradition and you can find out more here: http://eynshammorris.org.uk/Home_Page.php. These guys are the public face of Eynsham. Once you meet them you will never forget them. Painting is box framed with a 4.5 cm profile painted with Farrow &Ball colour 'Hardwick white' no.5
' Paintings of Eynsham'
"It's bog-standard rual England and it's wonderful." Click on image to enlarge and for further information
The Angel and the Sinners click on image to enlarge and further information
Osney Island, painted visions of an island click on image to enlarge and further information