Tansy Beetle (look close!) – Oil and cold wax painting with silver pearlescent pigments, on cradled board 40 x 40cm 5cm depth
Sand Lizard – Oil and cold wax painting with silver pearlescent pigments, on cradled board 50 x 60 cm 5cm depth
Purple Emperor – Oil and cold wax painting with silver pearlescent pigment on cradled board, 40 x 40cm with 5cm depth
Thames Path from Reading to Sonning. Cold wax and oil painting on silver leaf covered board. 12 x 12 inches
Thames Path, River Thames near Henley. Cold wax and oil painting on silver leaf board 12 x 12 inches
A stroll along the Thames Path from Henley on Thames to Hambleden takes you past Temple Island. Oil painting on silver leaf explores the play of light on water
My Landscape series explores how we can learn from the past, and not be afraid to challenge accepted conventions. I’m interested in using the works of Capability Brown whose tre-centenary it is this year as the basis, as he redefined the way we view the English garden. He wasn’t without his critics at the time, but we now accept his designs as being part of the natural landscape. I’ve used silver leaf to represent the expensive geometric patterns of the past with Brown’s flowing naturalistic style.
Sold 61x61cm oil and silver leaf on canvas