Stillness II


Original Acrylic on Board.

Framed size: 112 x 61cm.

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“I paint on wooden boards and every composition features at least one division; a straight line cut through the painting, like a sea wall separating land and ocean or a contrail streaming behind a plane, splitting the sky. It represents our attempt to become bigger than nature itself, to gain control over something uncontrollable, leading only to the creation of what is ultimately an empty void. But this flaw in our character is what makes us somewhat endearing, in my eyes.

Most of my works contain straight pencil lines across the height or breadth of the painting; like a ghost or a shadow of a division. A failed past attempt, a work in progress maybe, or a future dream of independence.

The colour pallet I use is inspired by Cornish coastlines and the textures i create influenced by heavily weathered objects like an old door or a vintage barn-find car. I’m looking for character, and the battle between the objects we create and the nature that surrounds them is where I find it.”