A journey through artistic creativity
Spare Room Designs - Explorations in Art
The colours and scenery of Austuria - N. Spain captured within the commonly seen Asturian cow. The bridge in Cangas de Onis, mountains, sea maize and the bloodied horns of the pround noble Spanish bull.
In contrast to the 60’s issues of growing commercialism, and celebrity and non necessary products which were some of the themes Warhol chose to illustrate, I chose a relevant issue in the present day, a natural product that is free and becoming more endangered and completely necessary to the health of the planet - a tree.
The original tree cut painting was completed 24th April 2014 and continues my experimentation in using acrylic paint; further enhanced by photoshop to repeat and change the colours.
As with Warhol I want my art to have a strong message I have organized the repeats and colours lightening and fading to further express the message of the fragility of our planets speices.
Buried deep in an Asturian wood a chestnut tree slice, weathered rings expanding to the moss covered bark. March in North Norfolk oak and beech tree silhouettes against the big sky.
Atticus - the most handsome camel in all Morocco, who carried his burden heroically through the golden waves of the Northern Sahara.
The Majestic Asian Elephant.
Evenings sat with these gentle giants nestled between tropical forest and paddy fields cared for by the mahout who live in raised reed huts each sporting a solar panel and television. An elephant family; babies born young growing, the adults leading an idyllic life walking to the river twice a day to bathe and carrying their sugarcane supper back to their camp.
Acrylic and marker on Canvas
1.5 x 1 meter