Paintings - The Colour Connect Exhibition

14 - 17 April 2016 

All the paintings that were on display at Colour Connect Exhibition is listed below. Some of them are not sold and still for sale, please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested. Read more about Colour Connect

Series : The Connected Nature of Trees

I have always been fascinated with the hidden character of trees. They cover our world and keep an enclosed and essential connection to the earth beneath our feet. Their frequency and stillness mean we often take them for granted and certainly spare no thought for their individual character, but each tree has their story to tell. 

  1. Midnight Fire , 2010 (90 x 90 cm) 

1. Midnight Fire, 2010 (90 x 90 cm) 

  -   SOLD - 3. The Gathering , 2014  (102 x 102 cm) 

SOLD - 3. The Gathering, 2014 (102 x 102 cm) 

  5. Jacarandas in Bloom   2  016 (30 x 80 cm) 

5. Jacarandas in Bloom 2016 (30 x 80 cm) 

  7. Dancing Green , 2012 (90 x 90 cm) 

7. Dancing Green, 2012 (90 x 90 cm) 

  -   SOLD - 9. Morning Ochre , 2013 (102 x 102 cm)

SOLD - 9. Morning Ochre, 2013 (102 x 102 cm)

  11. Silent Spring , 2008 (36 x 46 cm)  

11. Silent Spring, 2008 (36 x 46 cm) 

  13. Birches with Birds , 2016 (50 x 50 cm)  

13. Birches with Birds, 2016 (50 x 50 cm) 

   15. Falling  2013 (20 x 20 cm)

15. Falling 2013 (20 x 20 cm)

  -   SOLD - 17. Fire Tree , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 17. Fire Tree, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 19. Lava Lamps  2016  (30 x 20 cm)  

SOLD - 19. Lava Lamps 2016 (30 x 20 cm)  

  2. Lemon Yellow Sky , 2015 (102 x 102 cm) 

2. Lemon Yellow Sky, 2015 (102 x 102 cm) 

  4. Bee Eaters Bazaar , 2 016 (102 x 102 cm) 

4. Bee Eaters Bazaar, 2016 (102 x 102 cm) 

  6. Crimson Bark , 2010 (76 x 76 cm)

6. Crimson Bark, 2010 (76 x 76 cm)

  -   SOLD - 8. Into The Woods  2015 (70 x 70 cm)

SOLD - 8. Into The Woods 2015 (70 x 70 cm)

  -   SOLD - 10. Chuffed Cardinals , 2016 (90 x 90 cm)

SOLD - 10. Chuffed Cardinals, 2016 (90 x 90 cm)

  -   SOLD - 12. Dawn Mist , 2008  (36 x 46 cm)

SOLD - 12. Dawn Mist, 2008 (36 x 46 cm)

  -   SOLD - 14. Dusky , 2008 (30 x 20 x 3.8cm)  

SOLD - 14. Dusky, 2008 (30 x 20 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 16. Baobab  2016 (46 x 61 cm)  

SOLD - 16. Baobab 2016 (46 x 61 cm) 

  -   SOLD - 18. Love Birds , 2016 ( 20 x 30 x 3.8cm )  

SOLD - 18. Love Birds, 2016 (20 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD -    20. Twisted , 2016 (40 x 50 cm) 

SOLD - 20. Twisted, 2016 (40 x 50 cm) 

Series : Fin, Feather and Fur   

Are there really so many differences between us humans, and our furry, feathery or finny friends! I was fortunate enough to grow up on a game farm in South Africa, surrounded by animals of all kinds; from baby crocks to wildebeests! It has had as much influence on me as all my travels and experiences.  

  -   SOLD - 21. The Solemn Parakeet , 2016 (18 x 18 x 2cm) 

SOLD - 21. The Solemn Parakeet, 2016 (18 x 18 x 2cm) 

  -   SOLD - 23. Escape  1998 (20 x 30 x 2cm) 

SOLD - 23. Escape 1998 (20 x 30 x 2cm) 

  25. Matisse Dove  2008 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

25. Matisse Dove 2008 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 27. Blue Bear , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 27. Blue Bear, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 29. Sun Bird , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 29. Sun Bird, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 31. Goldfish ,  2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 31. Goldfish,  2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 33. L’Escargot , 2016 (18 x 18 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 33. L’Escargot, 2016 (18 x 18 x 3.8cm) 

  35. Squid Finders , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

35. Squid Finders, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 22. Fox Hunt  2016, (20 x 30 x 3.8cm)

SOLD - 22. Fox Hunt 2016, (20 x 30 x 3.8cm)

  -   SOLD - 24. Jessica , 2016 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 24. Jessica, 2016 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 26. Patryse (Guinea Fowl)  2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 26. Patryse (Guinea Fowl) 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  28. Rats , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

28. Rats, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 30. Button, Welsh Shee p, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 30. Button, Welsh Sheep, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  32. Starfish Underwater , 2016 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

32. Starfish Underwater, 2016 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 34. Monterosso Fish Vendor , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm)

SOLD - 34. Monterosso Fish Vendor, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm)

  36. Finch with Crimson Bark , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

36. Finch with Crimson Bark, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

Series : Habitat   

Habitat; a natural home or environment. I have thought a great deal about the concept of home, belonging or “natural environment” after living in various places in Africa and Europe. In the series; ‘Habitat’ I explore the notion that while there are man made borders, cultures, skin colour and gender divides, we are all one species. One family, one organism, inhabiting this beautiful planet. 

     37. Rolling Hills , 2016 (40 x 80 x 3.8cm) 

 37. Rolling Hills, 2016 (40 x 80 x 3.8cm) 

  38. The Shed,  2016 (51 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

38. The Shed, 2016 (51 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 41. Pig and Power Station , 2016 (50 x 50 cm)   

SOLD - 41. Pig and Power Station, 2016 (50 x 50 cm)  

  38. African Splendour  2015 (70 x 70 cm)     -    Gui  de Price £350

38. African Splendour 2015 (70 x 70 cm)  Guide Price £350

  40. Battersea Horizon , 2012 (100 x 50 x 3.8cm) 

40. Battersea Horizon, 2012 (100 x 50 x 3.8cm) 

Series : Nude as a Landscape 

I see a raw beauty in the link between the human body and landscapes. There is an understated power in any landscape, at once; both passive, yet vast and powerful, alive. This is reflected in the sensual curves of the figures portrayed. The communication is accentuated as the figures hold reclining poses, willingly you to travel the form visually, creating a self-imbued tension, with the calm acceptance of a landscape.

  42. She is Union , 2015 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

42. She is Union, 2015 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

   44. Velvet Crush Front ,   2012 (  40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

44. Velvet Crush Front2012 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

  46. Blue Rinse , 2013 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

46. Blue Rinse, 2013 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  48. Sediment , 2016 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

48. Sediment, 2016 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

  50. Daisy Chain , 2016 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

50. Daisy Chain, 2016 (102 x 102 x 3.8cm) 

  43. Velvet Crush Front , 2012 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

43. Velvet Crush Front, 2012 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 45. Genteel Geisha , 2013 (90 x 90 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 45. Genteel Geisha, 2013 (90 x 90 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 47. Tangerine , 2015 (50 x 100 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 47. Tangerine, 2015 (50 x 100 x 3.8cm) 

  49. Female Landscape , 2010 (40 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

49. Female Landscape, 2010 (40 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 51. Cat Queen , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 51. Cat Queen, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

Series: Food for thought 

This series celebrating the view of the diner. Just before you take your first bite, what’s on your mind? I am also a massive fish fan, as you can tell. 

  52. 3 Oranges and a Fawn , 2016 (30 x 80 x 3.8cm)

52. 3 Oranges and a Fawn, 2016 (30 x 80 x 3.8cm)

  54. Fried Fish Fridays , 2016 (50 x 50 x 3.8cm) 

54. Fried Fish Fridays, 2016 (50 x 50 x 3.8cm) 

  56. Flying Fish Platter , 2016 (50 x 80 x 3.8cm) 

56. Flying Fish Platter, 2016 (50 x 80 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 58. Red Snapper , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 58. Red Snapper, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  53. Fish for Tea , 2016 (50 x 50 x 3.8cm)

53. Fish for Tea, 2016 (50 x 50 x 3.8cm)

  55. Two and Half Lemons , 2016 (50 x 50 x 3.8cm) 

55. Two and Half Lemons, 2016 (50 x 50 x 3.8cm) 

  57. Coffee & Toast , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

57. Coffee & Toast, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

Series : Evolution's Catalyst 

Flowers; evolutions catalyst .. It was the lure of flora that brought us from the trees, they still holds our mesmerized gaze with their vivid displays. 

  59. Almond Blossoms , 2016 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm)

59. Almond Blossoms, 2016 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm)

  -   SOLD - 61. Cactus Pot , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 61. Cactus Pot, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  63. Cosmos  2013 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

63. Cosmos 2013 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 65. Spice Bush  , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 65. Spice Bush, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 67. Heloise’s Lilies , 2015 (30 x 60 x 3.8cm - x 3)

SOLD - 67. Heloise’s Lilies, 2015 (30 x 60 x 3.8cm - x 3)

  69. Cornflower Close-up , 2016 (10 x 20 x 3.8cm) 

69. Cornflower Close-up, 2016 (10 x 20 x 3.8cm) 

  -   SOLD - 60. Begonia Blood Oranges , 2016 (30 x 80 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 60. Begonia Blood Oranges, 2016 (30 x 80 x 3.8cm) 

  62. Cantabile Cacti , 2016 (8 x 16 x 3.8cm - x 4) 

62. Cantabile Cacti, 2016 (8 x 16 x 3.8cm - x 4) 

  64. Indian Red , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

64. Indian Red, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

  66. Sunflowers , 2016 (40 x 40 x 2cm) 

66. Sunflowers, 2016 (40 x 40 x 2cm) 

  -   SOLD - 68. Red Dianthus with Pattern , 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 68. Red Dianthus with Pattern, 2016 (30 x 30 x 3.8cm) 

Miscellaneous  

  70. Fragile (Collage)  2016 (Mixed Media) Various Sizes 

70. Fragile (Collage) 2016 (Mixed Media) Various Sizes 

  -   SOLD - 72. Self Portrait , 2011 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

SOLD - 72. Self Portrait, 2011 (40 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

  71. Skull Party , 2016 (51 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

71. Skull Party, 2016 (51 x 40 x 3.8cm) 

  73. Heart You , 2007, Oil on Canvas with Charcoal (20 x 20 x 2cm) 

73. Heart You, 2007, Oil on Canvas with Charcoal (20 x 20 x 2cm) 

About Colour Connect

My work is reminiscent of the Fauvists, a group of early twentieth-century Modern artists (Derain, Matisse) whose works emphasised painterly qualities and strong colour over the representational or realistic values, shocking the art world by it’s unexpected and sometimes stupefying use of colour.

In much the same way I use colour and form as the vehicle to express my feelings and understanding of the deep connection that underpins everything.

We are all essentially made of the same pigments, like a colourful tapestry, that we can only see a very small stitch off, but know we are part of the bigger picture we are weaving together. 

As the notable astro physicists, Neil de Grasse Tyson answers so eloquently to the question: What is the most astounding fact about the universe; “…So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like you’re a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…”