I did this oil painting as a commission for a friend. I made a photoshop collage (below) incorporating one of his travel photographs of brightly-colored houses on cliffs in Italy. I created a border using crossword puzzles and sudoku. He asked me to remove the bones from the original painting. I am working on a new sketch of the original plan because I want to have another try at a more detailed border and experiment with including the bones this time.
Here is a detail of the painting –
I love swimming. I’m not that great at it, but I love it.
this is how I feel when I go swimming: like a little jellybean tadpole being bopping along
A large oil painting I did a few years ago but forgot to post. This one was inspired by mandalas and sacred geometry.
A little sketch to explain the experience of reading for a dyslexic
Here are a few more photos of the “Wiggly Things” painting series. Wiggly Things was showcased as part of the Shake It Up Exhibition in Nishi Gallery, curated by Professor David Williams and Anna Trundle. The series is inspired by philosopher Alan Watts’ discussion of “wiggliness.” The paintings represent the breakdown of rigid structures and organic elements into abstracted, fractured, and warped forms. In doing so, this series explores the futility of the human desire to impose order on an infinitely complex and ever-changing universe. Wiggly Things relies on painting as a means to disrupt linguistic categories and communicate outside of them. The series embraces the nature of the world that surrounds us as wiggly, chaotic, and unpredictable; the paintings find beauty in depicting and celebrating that rather than forcing it to adhere to a rigid structure.