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I've deliberately tried to include a range of pieces at varying prices, to make access to purchasing my work possible. Some pieces might seem expensive, but when you consider how long a painting will last and the weeks taken to produce it, in some cases, it usually works out less expensive than a tradesman hired for the same length of time.
One of the paintings I've most enjoyed working on ever and a personal favourite. This image resonates so much with me. Everything about the reference for this was perfect and it was a privilege to paint. It is pretty much true to the original snapshot taken in the states around the 70s.
This piece is a rendering of an original analogue photo, made digital to share on social media and then rendered as a portrait in oils. I've incorporated some elements of the digital in the painting and turned Chris into a social media/text 'sticker'. This was the first image I used the white border on. The background was painted true to the photo ref and then glazed over in white to enhance the sticker motif.
Framed in a custom black silk float frame.
Reflective study in chromatic darks
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This piece formed part of the inaugural CBPP show in Islington, 'Perceptions'.
Oil on panel. Cradled 30cm square, with black edges.
Rosie is one of the biggest pieces I've done at 600mm square, which might not sound that large, but it's big for me. This was an exploration of how digital images break down colour and render it, compared to how we see colour with our eyes.
It gave me an opportunity to gain a better understanding of value and the ability to hide strong colours when matched in value with their surroundings, plus it helped me learn to enjoy painting again, by looking for beauty even in the smallest areas of an image.
Custom cradled on panel. Edges white.
Laura (Space Chimp)
Laura - One of the floating sticker head series and one of my personal favourites. Framed in a custom, silk black, float frame.
Nick - One of the 'floating sticker head series' - I love the glasses in this piece; they were a real gift visually. For the record the cigarette wasn't lit originally.
Framed in a custom silk black float frame.
A slightly smaller 'floating sticker head' of the wonderfully named artist Mags Monroe. This piece is a study of extreme light and the spectrum changes at the boundaries in digital images.
210mm x 170mm
Sticker Set No: 1 - SOLD OUT
Sticker Set No: 1
I loved the idea that primarily young artists were sharing their art over the internet in swaps and sales via stickers. This and the rise of virtual images for inclusion in messages and on social media posts was almost certainly what got me into the 'floating sticker head' series.
I took the idea from being an addition to a disposable instant message, or post, and looked at what happens when you turn these images into paintings, portraits.
They were all a lot of fun to do and turning the portraits into actual stickers seemed liked the logical next step. So I produced a very limited edition sticker pack; 25 packs in total, all numbered signed and including an A6 postcard of 'Chris', the first of sticker motifs.
Now completely SOLD OUT.
Skin is a response to the Black Lives Matter rallies of May/June 2020. It is a patchwork of colours I would regularly use as bases for skin tones and tints. 'Flesh tone' was an historic title given to many paint manufacturers, to describe 'skin' and was usually assigned to a caucasian pink colour. Thanks to the artist Nic Uribe highlighting this, a group of us were able to convince most mainstream artist's paint manufacturers to change the label.
There is one red square in the image that stands out, because it doesn't belong there. This was promoted by some uniformed social media comments that we were overreacting about the title and that flesh was red. Flesh is red, but that wasn't what the title meant and the red now is a reminder of the ignorance around skin colour still prevalent in society.
All of these colours are used in skin colours in a portrait and many more and all come from three primary colours, red, yellow and blue. All three primaries mixed together make brown, not black or white.
Oil on panel, 7 inches square, plus black satin float frame.