2020 Paintings

Sleepless Nights, Complicated Days, oil & bitumen on canvas, 2020

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Song of the masses as they pass on by, oil & bitumen on canvas, 80x100x4cm, 2020

In 2019 I was thinking about overcrowding and the political push for more housing and planning this painting with the idea of ‘space as the final frontier’. Housing is a huge issue everywhere, and often the tipping point for poverty for many families. Strange to finally complete the painting during the Pandemic. Most of us have the luxury of some space. But if we do not? What are the psychological pressures for those who don’t have enough living space, outside space, and who cannot get away from others?

You might recognise a nod to Gin Alley, Goya’s flying figures, the star trek enterprise, colourful skyscrapers and surreal buildings with ‘eye’ graffiti (from a photo of a real place). This is a busy, gaudy palette of colour used to communicate the joy and distress of humanity – with dreams of escape.

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Above the rush of wind there is always tenderness, oil & bitumen on canvas, 50x50x4cm, 2020

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Head, hand heart; the struggle for dignity and status, oil & bitumen on canvas, 50x50x4cm, 2020

The Adoration of Self-Sacrifice, oil and bitumen on canvas, 70x50x4cm, 2020

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A much needed perspective on anxiety, oil and bitumen on canvas, 70x50x4cm, 2020

Works on canvas start from £500 – £3000. Get in touch if you would like more information.

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All the people we have to be to get through the day, watercolour & ink, 42x30cm, 2020

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Reflections on the transparency of care, watercolour & ink on paper, 50x40cm, 2020

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Fundamental categories of Vita Activa; labour, work, action, watercolour, 42x30cm, 2020

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When the darkness takes you, with her hand across you, tell her your name, watercolour & ink on paper, 40x50cm, 2020

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A thousand and one knots that bind us together, watercolour & ink on paper, 30x42cm, 2020
featured on Instagram with Museum of Motherhood

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The profound inability to think in female terms, watercolour & ink on paper, 30x42cm, 2020

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The supper club supporting acts were amusing that night, watercolour & ink on paper, 25x30cm, 2020

Writing on painting, August 2020 Paintings create rich tapestries of dark and colourful stories that aim to promote equality, Selfhood and visibility. The pandemic has been a time to re-evaluate our attitudes towards what we care for. Paintings don’t always consciously use historical references yet visual language can often squeeze through the gaps in consciousness to create meaning we didn’t know was there.

Watercolour & ink paintings were selected and exhibited online at a number of galleries & exhibitions in 2020.

They are all on archival 300msg watercolour paper and available for sale here

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Not enough hours in the day, watercolour & ink on paper, 15x18cm, 2020

Not enough hours in the day is an example of a small domestic watercolour selected for Distanced Domestic

Lockdown story watercolours are small (all 15x18cm) watercolour & ink works on paper. The project started during the first lockdown in March 2020. They invited everyone to share their stories and experiences for good mental health.These stories were visualised and shared and some works were included as part of the Newlyn & Exchange gallery online show, 2020.

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