Drawings (2022-23) from the Tree Root Goddess series. Left, pencil on newsprint, centre and right watercolour and ink.
The Brancusi Studio series began around 2017 following a visit to the recreated Brancusi Studio outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Quickly enamoured with Brancusi’s work, I made drawings which I then worked from back in my own studio. Reading his biography with great interest, I embarked on a body of work in which I reimagined events that may or may not have taken place in his atelier. The artist and his work allow me to explore ideas about creativity and the subconscious, work and play, and use art history as a sand pit for stylistic and conceptual notions around painting. This body of work is ongoing.
The Artist and Polaire, 2022, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm
The Artist and Polaire II, 2022, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm
Is this the sea, 2019, oil and acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
Moonhead man, 2020, oil on canvas, 45.5 x 50 cm (private collection)
Tree spirit (log), 2020, oil, chalk and and charcoal on canvas, 30 x 30 cm
Moonhead man (drawing), 2020, charcoal on newsprint
Brancusi Studio, 2017, oil on canvas 40 x 40 cm (private collection)
Dawn Studio, 2018, oil and wood ash on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Seat for VB, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
2012-2020 Still life series
This series which is determined by colour. A stack of books of predominantly one colour.
Yellow books, 2012, oil on canvas (private collection)
Blue books, 2012/20, oil on canvas
Untitled-floor form 2020
Charcoal on newsprint 50 x 50 cm
Brancusi studio series 2017-18
Charcoal on newsprint