The following paintings have been added to the gallery of available artwork. These paintings were produced during a period where I would combine found images to suggest new meanings and narratives, replicating elements of digital image manipulation by hand such as layering and transparency.
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The first of a new category of blog post, in which an available painting is picked out for discussion.
Around 2016 I began a series of paintings combining elements of Courbet paintings into new compositions, and borrowing his motifs but recasting myself into the title role.
On the one hand this was a concerted effort to learn about the artists method of constructing images, from composition to lighting, tonality and colour, but was also a means of using previously existing imagery to construct a new narrative.
Very often I would choose a Courbet painting featuring one or more women, and combine it with a self portrait. This evokes themes of lust, longing and romance, but also the relationship but artist and model.
This site documents artworks from my archive which are currently available to purchase directly from my studio.
In the spirit of The Artists Support Pledge founded by artist Matthew Burrows during the COVID 19 pandemic, no works will be priced higher than £200, and when £1000 of sales has been reached, I will pledge to purchase an artwork by another artist participating in the artist support pledge. This site will also feature a gallery of work purchased through the pledge, as they are made.