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Elemental is a series of artworks created in 2020-2021, based upon the Ancient Greek elements of earth, water, air and fire. The pieces are inspired by the duality of each of these elements: their destructive power, inspiring awe; alongside their necessity to us, and the comforting emotions that they inspire within us. We retain a primal connection with nature and have strong emotional responses to its forces, expressed in these works.

These pieces are each created from multiple individual acrylic pours, assembled together to create a composite whole. 

Ignition

Ignition is inspired by fire, which is destructive but also comforting and mesmerising. It is intended to invoke emotions aroused by sitting by an open fire, entranced by the dancing flames. Abstract painting in fiery shades of yellow orange and red. The painting is a long narrow horizontal piece made up of fifteen vertical MDF panels. The panel in the centre is the widest and features acrylic pour in shades of yellow. Either side of this are slightly narrower yellow paws on a black background. As the panels move towards the edges of the painting they become progressively narrower and move through shades of orange to read. The panels also alternate between being the bright fire colours and these colours against a black background.

Acrylic on MDF

116 x 25cm

SOLD 

Ignition is inspired by fire, which is destructive but also comforting and mesmerising. It is intended to evoke emotions aroused by sitting by an open fire, entranced by the dancing flames.

Dreamscape

Dreamscape is inspired by water. The different colours in this painting represent the shoreline, shallow waters and deep ocean. The rhythm in the diagonal pattern of the piece echoes the rhythm of waves. Rectangular painting made up of 36 MDF panels combined together. Each panel is an abstract acrylic painting.  The panels move in diagonal lines from top left to bottom right. They are painted in various different shades of blue from deep grey blue towards paler blue and finally a yellow panel on the bottom right to represent the seashore.

Acrylic on MDF

120 x 60cm

£600

 

Dreamscape is inspired by water. The different colours in this painting represent the shoreline, shallow waters and deep ocean. The rhythm in the diagonal pattern of the piece echoes the rhythm of waves. 

Mountain Slopes

Mountain slopes is inspired by the Earth, by mountains and valleys, and the colours created by light falling onto slopes at different times of day. Rectangular abstract acrylic painting made up of diagonal panels of MDF. These slanting panels of MDF are painted in different shades of green from pale lime green through grass green too deep green shades. The different shoes alternate across the painting to represent different patterns of light and shade on the mountain slopes.

Acrylic on MDF

60 x 36cm

£200

 

Mountain Slopes is inspired by the earth: by mountains and valleys, and the colours created by light falling onto slopes at different times of day. 

Sunset

Two long vertical paintings displayed side-by-side. The paintings are made up of multiple horizontal MDF panels of varying heights. At the very top are dark blue black and grey colours followed by light blue. There is then a thin band of deep pink to represent the sunset reflecting on clouds high up in the sky. Below this are more panels of lighter blue followed by pink and again light blue. Below this or deeper shades of red and pink moving into coral and yellow finally at the bottom of the painting all grey panels with coral light shining on the tops of the grey hills and the final deep grey panel at the bottom.

Acrylic on MDF

Diptych; two 30 x 120cm paintings

£450

Sunset is a diptych inspired by air. It represents sunlight playing through clouds and layers of atmosphere to create ephemeral and stunning colours and patterns in the sky. The two similar but different paintings are a reminder that no one sunset will ever look quite the same as the next. The nature of the weather conditions and clouds will always make the sight of a sunset a unique and fleeting experience. 

Phoenix

Abstract painting in fiery shades of yellow orange and red. The painting is a long narrow horizontal piece made up of fifteen vertical MDF panels. The panel in the centre is the widest and features acrylic pour in shades of yellow. Either side of this are slightly narrower yellow paws on a black background. As the panels move towards the edges of the painting they become progressively narrower and move through shades of orange to read. The panels also alternate between being the bright fire colours and these colours against a black background.

Acrylic on MDF

120 x 25cm

£300 

Phoenix, like Ignition, is inspired by fire, which is destructive but also comforting and mesmerising. It is intended to evoke emotions aroused by sitting by an open fire, entranced by the dancing flames. I gave this painting the name Phoenix as it was the first large painting that I created in 2021, having been unable to create such large works for a while following a year living with Long Covid. 

Wave

Wave is inspired by water. It represents a wave gently rolling up onto a sandy beach. Abstract painting made up of 12 MDF panels. Moving diagonally from top left to bottom right the abstract acrylic paws on these panels move through shades of dark blue into lighter blue and grey ending with grey and yellow representing the move from the ocean onto the beach.

Acrylic on MDF

60 x 36cm

£200 

Wave, like Dreamscape, is inspired by water. It represents a wave gently rolling up on to a sandy beach.