“No longer do stones, springs, trees or animals speak to man, nor can he speak to them. Through scientific understanding our world has become dehumanized.” ~ C.G.Jung.
Landscape painting is an unfashionable genre. Many people regard the landscape with unease, for its association is rough and unsophisticated.
Most of us today live urban lives, out of balance with the natural world. All around us lies evidence of our neglect, for the culture we have constructed is in contrast, even in opposition, to the wildness of the natural world.
My paintings are therefore an attempt to address this imbalance, to bring the outside in. I am a figurative painter at present looking at woodland and at coastline. There is meaning and virtue in landscape which can have a positive effect on our living and working spaces.
These are metre large canvases painted out in the field. They take a full day to paint in a race against cold, hunger and the dying of the light. They attempt to make order of the riot of the natural world to present a field of contemplation to urban man.
Above Beer Head
Achilles Bay Bermuda
Farm at Dunkerswell
Above Stoke Abbot
Garden in Bermuda
Bottom of Hell Lane
Shinbone Alley Bermuda
Church ope Cove
Devonshire Dock Bermuda
Hillside in September
The Unfinish Church Bermuda
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