Sold – Thames Path to Sonning

Cold wax, Landscape, Paintings, Sold

Thames Path from Reading to Sonning. Cold wax and oil painting on silver leaf covered board. 12 x 12 inches

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Capability Brown, Landscape, Paintings

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.
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Sold 61x61cm oil and silver leaf on canvas

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Paintings

Original oil painting on paper with gold leaf depicting the Kingfisher, part of my new in progress series of British birds that were once endangered but are now fighting back. Many of our birds and more exotic species were hunted to near extinction for their feathers to adorn Victorian hats, until a group of women realised the damage they were inflicting for their vanity, and started a society banning the wearing of feathers from birds not killed for food. Those women changed their world for the better and their club grew into the RSPB, the UK’s biggest conservation society. These little birds represent my hope that we learn from the past and realised it’s not too late to change behaviour for our own greed or vanities