EgoSumArt

Paintings

 

Ariēs – Órmos Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

The flint hued clouds hail the arrival of the god Aries on his winged chariot, drawn by his immortal steeds. Avian heralds scatter at his coming.  

#SaveOurPlanet


Narcissus – Órmos Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

A Muscat blush bathes the sky, reflecting in the rippling pool below. Narcissus, son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liriope, perches on the edge mesmerized by his own reflection, whilst despairing Echo roams the surrounding woodland.

#SaveOurPlanet

Eos – Órmos Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

Eos the Titan goddess of Dawn watches over the ancient Devonian vista, as her rosy fingers spread across the sky. As the goddess rises, a somnolent haze descends upon the horizon. Look carefully, and you will see a glint of the goddess’ tiara emerging from the heavens and the faintest whisp of a feathered wing.

#SaveOurPlanet

Nereus – Summer Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint on canvas sheet 

Nereus the eldest son of Pontus (the Sea) and Gaia (the Earth) is slowly strangled by human activity, as plastic waste and pollution permeate the oceans. The Great Mewstone formed of Devonian Rock over 419 million years ago from the “Age of Fishes” is a solitary sentinel struggling to hold back the tide of plastic.

#SaveOurPlanet

Aurora – Summer Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019 

Acrylic paint on canvas sheet

The Great Mewstone of Wembury Bay formed from Devonian Rock over 419 million years ago from the “Age of Fishes” has stood the test of time. Now, the fragile balance of the coastal ecosystem is under threat from plastic waste and pollution. The magenta violet luminous arcs in the sky, serve as a clarion call to act now, before it’s too late.

#SaveOurPlanet

New Dawn – Summer Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint on canvas sheet 

Each day the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. The Great Mewstone formed of Devonian Rock over 419 million years ago from the “Age of Fishes” stands as a silent sentinel, resolute and unyielding watching over   Wembury Bay.

 #SaveOurPlanet

Bitter Sweet – Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas

The landscape appears riven into two sharply contrasting scenes of monochromatic and pearlescent shades. The ‘S.Pollutgrino’ embedded collage alludes to the leaching, synthetic sublayer of plastic: polluting the  shoreline.

#SaveOurPlanet

 Element – Wembury Bay, Devon, 2019

Acrylic paint and plastic waste on stretched canvas 

Amongst the seemingly romantic and harmonious scene, plastic waste pollutes and desecrates the landscape. A solitary ‘Choka-Cola’ bottle with its garish blood red label forms a crimson puddle and reclines shrouded and entwined in monochromatic Gutweed and Bladderwrack. The half dead lungs of the Bladderwrack lie in abject surrender.

#SaveOurPlanet  

Ypres trenches inspired by Paul Nash – West Flanders, Belgium, 2019

Acrylic paint on recycled cotton rag sheet

“Fear Naught Brave Soldier”

The trench slashes and cuts through the rugged landscape like a gaping wound; overhead, sombre clouds lament frozen tears mourning the fallen.

#Remembrance

Handful of Mackerel – 2018

Acrylic and watercolour paint on recycled cotton rag sheet

The back patternation of the Atlantic Mackerel mirrors the Mackerel sky: a wonderous symbiotic relationship between sea creatures and their marine environment.

#SaveOurPlanet 

Turner Stone – Wembury Bay, Devon, 2018

Acrylic paint on recycled cotton rag sheet

Wembury Bay roars: just as Turner observed, the sea is not a docile creature. Ebony Granite and metamorphic gunmetal Slate sheer out from the furious foam, whilst thickly layered, glossy acrylic clouds roll overhead.

 #FootstepsofTurner 

Nereid – Heybrook Bay, Devon, 2018

Acrylic paint on canvas paper

The white surf spatters across the vista as the sea froths and boils: all the while the Devonian rocks stay resolute and unyielding.

#SaveOurPlanet 

Calliope – Spring Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2018

Acrylic paint on recycled cotton rag sheet 

Calliope the superior muse, accompanied kings and princes to impose  justice and serenity. Under the gaze of the muse, the waters of the bay are tranquil and serene: the water, clouds, animals and sea are all kept in natural balance.

#SaveWemburyBay  

Hesperus – Spring Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2018

Acrylic paint on recycled cotton rag sheet 

As the cloak of night draws near a rose blush glow, suffuses the sky as distant Venus makes her appearance.

#SaveWemburyBay   

Cronos – Spring Series, Wembury Bay, Devon, 2018

Acrylic and watercolour paint on recycled cotton rag sheet

The Great Mewstone is a timeless, silent sentinel ever watchful. 

 #SaveWemburyBay   

Cerulean – Wembury Bay, Devon, 2018

Acrylic paint on stretched canvas board 

The colour Cerulean derives from the ancient Latin word ‘Caeruleus’: meaning sky, heaven and deepest blue. 

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Charon – Inspired by the work of Sir Donald McCullin CBE, Hon FRPS, 2018

Watercolour paint on canvas paper 

As the mist gathers, soon Charon will ferry the dead across the River Styx to the kingdom of Hades.

#Landscapes

Reculver Haze – Herne Bay, Reculver, 2017

Oil paint on canvas paper

The twilight haze descends on the twin towers of Reculver church, as they hug the Kentish coastline.

#Reculver

Spring – Wembury Woods, Devon, 2017

Acrylic paint on watercolour paper

Walk the South West Coastal Path, turn landward and gaze upon the ancient Wembury woodland. Woodlands play a vital role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. 

#SaveWemburyWoods

Autumn – Wembury Woods, Devon, 2017

Watercolour on paper

Fiery autumnal heaps of amber, gold and crimson leaves carpet the woodland floor. Planting trees and preserving our ancient woodland helps to sequester carbon emissions. Trees are life: our existence is dependent on them. If the trees die so do we.   

#TreeOfLife #SaveOurPlanet

 

Becky’s walk – Courtown, Ireland,  2016
Watercolour on canvas paper

Memories live on and an imaginary walk along the coastal path with Becky who I never got to meet, becomes a happy memory.

#SavingYoungLives #MRF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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