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Off the Barrow

Off the Barrow

Some examples of what we get upto at OTB..Read more

Flow 1

Flow 1

This is the first of a series of abstracted calligraphy images, inspired by my time in Japan and the many hours I spent in calligraphy lessons. I struggled for years, as a 'foreign' left-hander, but finally realised .....Read more

Flow 2:

Flow 2:

Flow 2 and the others that followed are all variations of the freedom I gave myself to produce Flow 1. Like Flow1, this is created on Bristol Board using Sumi and a Japanese brush. For Flow 2, however, I started eac.....Read more

Flow 7

Flow 7

For Flow 7 I went back to more absorbant paper - hand made with large fibres and a larger Sumi brush. It was part of my journey on up to larger scale works using a domestic paint brush. Contrast the resistance and s.....Read more

Chapter and Verse

Chapter and Verse

After Flow, I picked a slightly smaller sumi brush to crease small verses, or chapters of abstraction. Here I had slightly more fun with the characters, aiming to get perhaps 10% 'real' Japanese into the text, includi.....Read more

Relax 4

Relax 4

Relax 4 is the 4th/last image in a series of relatively small brush strokes on hand made fibrous paper. The first is a straight line, leading to this more relaxed form using a decorators brush, sumi and 2 shades of ac.....Read more

Flow3

Flow3

Whatever I'm working on, there seem to be three themes - reduced colour palettes, repetition/patterns and branching out from a single point. I'm very excited that working through Flow produced a number of branches for.....Read more

3 Calm Thoughts

3 Calm Thoughts

I work in collections and series of repetion and form development, but by the time I was ready to create 3 Calm Thoughts I was seriously running out of paper. Still, I rather like the meditation inherent in this small.....Read more

Sunspots

Sunspots

Sunspots was created from a bank of square canvases where I had created different graduated colour backgrounds from a very reduced selection of acrylic colours. As I started to add over layers, I found myself just fo.....Read more

London Acrylic

London Acrylic

Once I had acrylics out, I wanted to see what happened when I transferred on of my drawings to canvas, still using the same few acrylic paints, aiming for colours that tone with my 'light city' coloured drawings. I'm not.....Read more

London 1: Light

London 1: Light

And here's the 'original computer coloured version, which itself was based on a scan of an original pen/paper drawing. Like a 'spot the difference' competition, there are a few things different or missing between the.....Read more

Pinecone study

Pinecone study

This pinecone study was just one result of an ongoing study and research project into natural occurrences of fibonacci patterns and series. I'd spent a summer looking at sunflowers and their seed heads, and thought I'd .....Read more

Red1

Red1

Mixed media, created from Japanese newspaper and acryilic paint, with selected gold leaf embellihment. Part of a collection inspired by an ongoing collaboration with Caroline Lumb - starting with the topic 'Paper'..Read more

Red extract

Red extract

Preview snippet of a new collection, to be launched at New Maynard Gallery 11th April 2014 Mixed media, newspaper and acrylic on canvas..Read more

Washington DC

Washington DC

Part of my international townscape range, Washington DC encapusalte a personal view of history and architecture. Please see my website if you would like to see more of this range...Read more

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