‘Looks Can Deceive’
This new painting can be seen on the website of the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art where it has been in exhibition.
“No matter how friendly a wild tiger may appear, it will always remain a wild tiger!”
This large and unusual painting, composed of a variety of colours, is almost more of a ‘sculpture’, as the bulk of the work was done using my fingers dipped into the paint, and the only parts of the painting using a brush were the lines over the trunk, the eyelashes and the tusks.
This painting is more of a statement about the plight of the magnificent Polar bear and what is happening to is world at the hands of man.
‘Old and Grumpy’
This is a painting of a very old and battle weary tiger that I watched for many hours, and will be the inspiration for many more works.
This image is part of a larger painting that was used by by the R.S.P.B to end the film on the Red Kite, and was later used as the backdrop to ‘The Firebird’ ballet at the Royal Opera House in London.
This image is part of a drawing of a Bengal tiger that was suddenly aware of some noises in the undergrowth.
‘Great Indian Hornbill’
“These huge birds feed on a variety of forest fruits picking then off with the tip of their enormous beaks. To swallow them, they first have to toss them into the air”
This painting tries to capture the peace and tranquillity of a tigress as she leaves her large cubs and takes time out for herself, to walk around her territory in the peaceful yet sound-filled night. The strains on a lone parent to provide sufficient food for three big cubs is enormous.
My thanks go to Andrew Parkinson without whose loan of reference images this painting could not have been undertaken.
‘On the Prowl’
This painting shows the early morning sun catching the colour on the head of this old male.
‘Blue and Gold Macaw’
“These very large parrots add a huge amount of noise and colour to the rainforest, but are sadly still severely threatened by the pet trade.”
The Polar Bear is one of our most loved animals but is also now one of our most severely endangered. Just what will the future hold for this magnificent animal?
The shaping of this young animal has been done entirely with the white paint. There is no shaping to the ‘Black’ areas.”
medium : acrylic on canvas
‘Sea and Rocks’
A Welshpool gallery
artist in residence during exhibition at MOMA - The Museum of Modern Art - in Machynlleth.