2018 WORK

Images were captured or painted in the UK at home in Vancouver and around the world on travels. My Mother—who died in January 2019—is also featured in ways that reflected my ongoing concern about fragility of age and in many cases my inability to accept the mental and physical decline I witnessed over seven years of spending extended time and caring for her twice a year. All of my Procreated inspirations published on ISSUU can be viewed here.

Disoriented On 5th
Disoriented On 5th

Another in the series of disorientated, combining a shot of 5th Avenue, with blades from a ships propeller moving through time and space.

Head in the clouds
Head in the clouds

Inspired by a drive with my 92 year old Mother through Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District, UK.

Disorientated 2
Disorientated 2

One of series I’ve done over the years depicting inanimate objects and instilling them with a sense of motion and life.

Organic 13
Organic 13

A wonderful Summer day spent in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC.

Organic 15
Organic 15

Summer 2018 has been long and hot supplying plants and fauna with amazing shows of colour and volume. This piece was inspired by the multi-flowering Magnolia in our neighbours garden.

Organic 17
Organic 17

Another from this incredible summers flowers in the garden.

Organic 18
Organic 18

Produced in August but the original shot of our Christmas cactus was taken in December 2018.

Movement 1
Movement 1

Trips to places in BC provide inspiration. A trip to the Railway Museum at Squamish, a hot summer visitor to my porch and just the joy of combining all of this into a summer of colour and movement.

Organic 13
Organic 13

Images from the garden.

Organic 14
Organic 14

Images from the garden.

Organic 16
Organic 16

Another joy for me is portraying the wonders of Summer. My garden has bloomed this year which brings great joy aside from the politically charged carnage we see around our shared world.

Planets in Alignment
Planets in Alignment

Heads revolving around the same smiling head. We assume we are knowledgeable but things can allign without our slightest understanding of why, so smile about it and move on.

Head in the clouds 2
Head in the clouds 2

Trapped in an age of the unenlightened. Those in power aren’t listening keeping their heads in the clouds.

Head in a Bubble 2
Head in a Bubble 2

Having spent the last 5 weeks with my mother in the UK, traveling miles in a car through the Northwest of England I’m seeing a big change in her sense of reality and place, some times fantastical others delusional and then plain sweet. Just finished this portrait in #Procreate

Door Keeper 1
Door Keeper 1

Door keeper will be a series I hope to continue this year. The boar as gate keeper, usually shy, but when cornered becomes a ferocious protector of its domain.

Totemic 7
Totemic 7

A combined acrylic painting from my sketch book and incorporated into a Procreate piece of artwork.

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