Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Portland 2015 - SOLD

'Portland 2015' is various wood and grey board with sand and grout powder undercoating and finished with dry brushing with grey and chalk white paint.
It is set on a slate grey backboard set in a natural wood frame behind glass and measures 
25" x 20" x 2"


Please feel free to contact me for further information regarding new work to be released or commissioning a piece by using the contact form top right of page.

Friday, 20 February 2015

White relief

This is a piece I was recently commissioned to produce which is a representation of Ben Nicholson's 1934 Relief. My version measures 1000x760mm which is close to the original and is the second such large white relief piece I have completed on commission.

In regard to his White Reliefs the Tate states -

"Like the Cubists, Nicholson was interested in the ways in which paintings can represent space. In the 1930's, he made shallow reliefs in which areas of different depths define actual space. In the most radical of these, color was reduced to just white or grey to achieve a sense of purity. Depth and plain color make the play of light and shadow an intrinsic part of the work. This emphasis was related to new ideas about living and, especially, to modern architecture, in which natural light and formal simplicity were major concerns."

Now I am no expert but the one thing I always enjoy once I have completed such a large simple piece is the play of light on the white surface as the light changes in the house from daylight to overhead light as well as the shadow play from each layer of the relief.  

Also I do not have the skill to 'hue' the relief from cast off solid mahogany table tops as was the want of Ben Nicholson however over the past few years I have devised my own method of creating textured surfaces which can be worked with sanding and scraping. This adds yet another level of character to the piece and avoids the surface becoming flat and uninteresting.

So there we are - I have to spend a couple of weeks back in my commercial hat - or 'real work' as my Mother calls it but I cannot wait to get back to the studio.

In the meantime I am happy to create pieces on a commission basis at your request so please feel free to contact me via the form on the top right of the page.

Thank you to all my customers who continue to support my work.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Circles V - SOLD

Circles V is various paints on wood board with sanding and scratching back.
The piece is set in a real wood box frame finished with a white wash and sanded back and is set behind glass.

Measures 21" x 21" x 2"


For details regarding new work to be released or arranging a commission please contact me via the form at the top right of the page.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Martindown Winter Relief - SOLD

This is 'Martindown Winter Relief' which I created in 2013 and is the last from my 'kept' personal collection which I am now offering for sale.

The relief surfaces have been heavily worked with sanding - scratching and dry brushing with various paints to give wonderful textures with which I was capturing the various colors and tones after the snow on Martindown during that winter.


The piece measures 26" x 22" x 2.5" and is set behind glass in a renovated frame finished in off white chalky paint.

For more details please contact me via the contact form top right of page.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Tollard White Relief - SOLD

Tollard White which I created during the winter in 2013 is various wood board with textured undercoating finished with various white paints.
The backboard has been heavily grouted - black paint washed and then sanded back.

I am happy to make this available for purchase [though I have to say it proved tricky to photo in full frontal] but is a large striking relief piece.


Set in a renovated real wood box frame finished in grey paint which has been sanded to give slight distressing and is behind glass.
41" x 17" x 2"
For more details and images please contact me via the form top right of page.