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This is an oil painting on a cradled wooden board using a cold wax medium. The cold wax process favors rapid execution and energetic marks or gestures, encouraging the creation of layers of translucent color, texture and impasto. Perspective is deliberately ambiguous and suggested only by changes in scale and the intensity of colour values. This painting is influenced by abstract expressionism and a deliberate simplification of forms.

This theme is a continuing exploration of landscape and nature, specifically the flat landscape of the Cambridgeshire Fenlands, but generally…all land. Excavation……..because I am interested in the history of the land, the accretion of time and changes wrought by man, the taming of nature, the exercise of control and imposition of order. The division and subdivision, ownership and stewardship. But more than anything else, the land is an endowment, a gift from one generation to the next.

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Red Fen (40cm x 75cm x 4cm): This is an abstract painting based on the Fenland landscape. The layers of intense translucent deep red pigment are surrounded and bordered by emerald greens. This paint is applied with a soft stippling technique and the transitions of tone. almost imperceptible. The image has a restrained emotional power and is influenced by the work of the abstract expressionists.