Arteology is when Art meets Archeology. This is a section of our arteology show "Fragments of the Past: What you can find out from small things". It celebrated the discovery of artefacts from a Victorian Town Dump exposed when boatmens' sheds were demolished in 2012. It took 2 years to create the exhibition, held in Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. Such was the success that it has been preserved with the aim to become a travelling show. To see more pictures , please click on ARTEOLOGY.
I am inspired by 18th century carvings, folk art ,history and people. Slate has been a popular medium for people's self expression: albeit doodles on a slate bridge, graffiti on a gravestone...to see more, click on the button below INSPIRED BY SLATE CARVINGS
The medieval church of Holy Trinity in Suffolk commissioned me to make an altar painting for their Lady Chapel.The composition was inspired by the architecture of this most beautiful of churches. The title is THE WAY THROUGH. To see the variety of my commissioned work, please click on PAINTINGS.
This picture is titled "Because he was a Peaceful Man". He is my grandfather.I come from a line of socialists,suffragettes and pacifists. My great uncles ,grandfather and great grandfather were conscientious objectors . This collection of work is my homage to them and what they stood for. Click on CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS below to find out more ...
HOME TIME from the series "HEADINGS"
"What I don't believe it!" .. Thus starts this character's tale of suffering the consequences of his misdoings. Each head is drawn from a Victorian advertising image . I have created a cloud of words that tell their thoughts, often surprising, usually comical. There are 10 individually hand-tinted prints for sale . Click onto INSPIRED BY VICTORIAN ADVERTISING to see more and email us your enquiries.
HONOURING THE ANCESTORS:
I make these pictures with the hope that my personal journey through my family history can be shared publicly. The starting point is the photograph of an ancestor, relative or old friend. The process transforms the image, highlighting some features, obscuring others, subtly re-touching details, adding layer on layer of clues such as fragments of vintage wall paper or advertising imagery. So these are people in their own time challenging us to look at our own world as well as theirs.