Paintings

Paintings

Playing on the Sand as a Child

1'8" x 1'8" - 51cm x 51cm
acrylic on canvas
£280.00

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Some of my happiest times as a child were on holiday with my grandparents in Devon. This painting is about the freedom of childhood on a beach when the sun seemed always to shine.


'Cast Thy Nighted Colour Off', Hamlet I.ii.68

1' 7.7" x 1' 7.7" - 50cm x 50cm
acrylic on canvas
£300.00

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This is a vibrant painting full of energy and joie de vivre, inspired by the quote from Hamlet. It is about having the courage to embrace colour again when maybe you have been through a colourless time.


Colour Cascades

10'' x 12'' - 25.3cm x 30.5cm
acrylic on canvas
£80.00

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This energetic little piece captures the vibrancy of iridescent colours and so shines very differently in different lights.


Every Emotion is of Equal Value



£0.00

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While undergoing therapy for trauma the therapist uttered the unforgettable words, 'every emotion is of equal value'. I was spellbound. This was a concept that had never occurred to me - that Envy was of the equal value to Joy, that Hate was of equal value to Wonder. It was a paradigm shifting idea and I just had to paint it.

It took a lot of working out.  I had to work out which emotions I wanted to include, how I was going to paint them and where they were to appear on the canvas.  

This is the key to the painting:

confidence * contentment * contempt  * sadness * wonder

passion * terror * the unique feeling of being truly you * vitality * envy

regret * hope * shame * joy * anxiety

hate * pointlessness * shock * desperation * exuberance


The painting is not for sale, but if you would like to use one of the emotions as an image, do contact me. Recently Hate was used as a cover for a punk album. Rock on!


Tree in Turquoise

12'' x 10'' - 30.5cm x 25.5cm
acrylic on canvas
£80.00

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A Christmas tree, but in Turquoise. Turquoise is my favourite of all the colours.  It is the colour of the seas. I could live in it! I am sure I came from Atlantis.