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.
H120cm x W130cm 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.
H28cm x W36cm Pencil on paper 2017-2020