My representational work explores my interest in using painting as a metaphor for painting itself: with the materials and time spent – in isolation – creating it, and with the symbolism and artificiality of the overall image: where the central image and its presentation alludes to the removal of what it represents from the reality of its origin. 

– Whilst the clean minimalist border highlights the fact that it is a stylized copy; with the true nature of the central image and its source idealized to the point of it being purely decorative: this again, being metaphor.

– With the distance between the painting, and what its central image represents, symbolizing the distance between the aesthetics of nature and the reality of what lies beyond it.


104 X 54 cms mixed media on canvas