Imagination

Works in this part of the gallery represent the main body of my work, or the major works. They represent in their entirety my own myth.

These are the works which are fantastic or poetic, and could be categorised as romantic surrealism. They have their source in dreams, and join with literary threads where personally appropriate, or hark back to historical myths. A few are drawn from the works of Gustave Moreau, a French Symbolist painter whose work captured my imagination when I was younger. Themes to which he continually returned throughout his life, such as Salome, began to haunt my imagination, and I’ve given similar themes my own interpretation.

A love of nature permeates all my work. Inadvertently I stumbled upon Samuel Palmer when he was pointed out to me, because some of my drawings depicted moonscapes, created from my own wanderings by moonlight, something he himself loved to do, apparently, armed with a sketch book.

The imagination is the thing which sets line in motion, to paraphrase Paul Klee when he said to take a line for a walk.

The love of line, of good drawing, and of drawing figures, forms the foundation of most of the works here.

“Kara or The Snake Goddess”
14” x 191/2
Pastel pencil
“Venus in the Garden of the Hesperides - IV”
191/2” x 12”
Colour Pencil
Peri-2010-Web
“The Peri II”
 
Polychromos Pencil
Small-Peri-Web
“Small Peri ”
 
Polychromos Pencil
“The Legend of Niamh and Oisin”
16” x 111/2
Colour Pencil
Lemurian-Goddess-Web
“Lemurian Goddess”
16 1/2” x 23 1/2
Pastel - Pencil
“Salome Dancing”
161/2” x 111/2
Pencil
SGFA Autumn Exhibition, 2009 - Private Collection
Modern-Alchemist-2-Web
“The Modern Alchemist II”
Polychromos Pencil
“Fire Dancer”
121/2” x 181/2
Pencil
“Spanish Dance Class”
29” x 211/2
Pencil
“Gypsies in the Market Place”
211/2” x 141/2
Pencil and Watercolour
“The Three Fates”
approx 16” x 18”
Pencil
Private Collection
“Epona”
approx 13” x 18”
Pastel Pencil
Private Collection
“The Sybil”
161/2 x 23
Pencil
Private Collection
“Venus in the Night Garden II”
23 x 16 (approx)
Poloychromos Pencil
VitNG-III-Web
“Venus in the Night Garden III”
23 x 16 (approx)
Poloychromos Pencil
Untitled-Web
“Unitled”
Pencil
Private Collection
Scottish-Dream-Web
“Scottish Dream”
 
Watercolour
Spanish-Dancers-2-Web
“Spanish Dancers II”
281/2 x 21”
Watercolour and Pencil
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