Portraits of Sacrifice
Autumn is a time of breathtakingly beautiful displays of colour in trees. These portraits of leaves document their seductive beauty and the radical action they take to survive the imminent cold.
H90cm x W80cm Watercolour, pencil and pastel on khadi paper 2017 – 2020
These observational paintings were made on Hampstead Heath, London. They document the seductive palette of autumnal paired trees and of leaves returning to their colours of origin and speak of their quiet power.
W50cmxH60cm Watercolour on handmade khadi paper 2018/19
Haiku for Leaves
These leaves found in Britain originate from warmer climes telling a story of adaptation and resilience. Each leaf sits in a pool of colour creating harmonies that accentuate their unique beauty.
H180cm x W200cm, leaves and watercolour on paper, 2017
These are portraits of flowers that were born over 65 million years ago. Tragically, we are now in our sixth period of mass extinction. These beautiful blooms tell a prescient story of resilience and survival.
H70cm x W160cm, pencil on paper, 2017-2020
“These intimate studies through the seasons bear testament to the beauty and resilience of nature. I see them as metaphors for hope in the challenging times we are living in.”