Damien Hirst used formaldehyde; he would have been better served by an eco-friendly peat bog.
Within the enforced slumber of archaeological time, light and air interrupt the carbon-dated coma of Flag Fen, a momentary resuscitation. Amidst pickled tree stumps, a thicket of sleepy submariners, the carved offspring, awaken and surface. A confusion of collapsed ribs and black mummified posts reassert a long-forgotten purpose as the Earth continues its journey around the Sun. A gift from nature, carbon captured and life arrested, embalmed in peat.
The materials include layers of bitumen, cold wax, oil paint, enamel and pumice stone. Surface markings and textures have been created using an assortment of tools and processes. A heat gun has fused the wax and enamel coatings.
Seamus Heaney believed that in poems, language and experience are inextricable and that a writer mediates the experience of life through language. He could easily
have been writing about painters and the act of painting. Although painters, like plate spinners, balance a third element, the faculty of vision. We sometimes entertain the comforting notion that a picture or image is straightforward in terms of objectivity and meaning. It is what it appears to be...nothing could be further from the truth.
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I am a British artist based in Ely, Cambridgeshire and my work is sought by collectors here in the UK and worldwide. I have exhibited recently at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair, The Babylon Gallery in Ely, The Art in East Anglia Gallery, in Bury St Edmunds, The Darryl Nantais Gallery in Linton, The Michael House Centre and The Locker cafe in Cambridge. I also have collections of my artwork in prestigious office settings in major towns and cities throughout the country.
I work in mixed media, oil, cold wax, acrylic, bitumen and on both medium and large-scale canvases. My techniques involve a range of techniques and processes including, drawing, painting, collage, printing and mixed media applications. My main subject matter is landscape and abstraction and many of my paintings are located somewhere between figurative and non-figurative approaches to image-making.