The Wild Redeemer. 180cm x 145cm x 50cm(depth).

The Wild Redeemer. 180cm x 145cm x 50cm(depth).

Mixed media.

Price: £12,000

180cm x 145cm x 50cm Depth.

Mixed media. Two Buzzards (with certificate - natural deaths), deer fur hide, feathers, bones, seeds, driftwood, branches and twigs, acrylics, resin, fake flowers and forest glitter-balls!

This piece aims to represent the whole cycle of life and death. The intention in my work is not to shy away from any aspects of this great cycle, but to celebrate and honour the whole, to see great beauty in death as well as in life. To be reborn, in any context, always requires a death first. 

Here is the rebirth of this Buzzard, who died as road-kill, was given to a taxidermist, and then eventually came to me as reference material to help me create a computer model of a 'generic eagle' that would then help an American pharmaceutical company sell more drugs. At that time I was a CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) Artist, working for advertising agencies in London. Those days are gladly behind me, but I promised this beautiful Buzzard that I would do my best to honour it and make good some of the commercial and manipulative use it was originally used for.  I am now blessed to live in a forest where these birds soar high in the valley every day. I meet young Buzzards making their first attempts at flight, I watch their aerial manoeuvres, catching thermals above the giant Larch trees and occasionally swooping down into our garden. I am in awe of these beautiful Kings and Queens of the valley, and wanted this piece to convey the power and beauty of this creature, and of all the creatures of the forest. The deer hide, and some of the bones were a gift from our dog who is a natural hunter. Feathers come from many birds, most native, some found while travelling. There are seeds and roots of sacred plants from Africa, and driftwood from the river at the bottom of the valley. But let us also remember that many feather dusters and glitter-balls also sacrificed themselves for this piece!

This piece is also about my own path towards redemption. Close contact with Nature, and with some of the peoples of this planet who still hold deep knowledge of the mysteries within Nature, have been instrumental in me finding some inner peace and providing me with endless inspiration for my art. To me, the forest is our Mother Earth's most beautiful and magical art gallery.

 

 

The Lizard's Dream.

The Lizard's Dream.

Mixed media. Driftwood, crackle mirror balls, feathers, and a sleeping lizard.

100cm Diameter.

Price:  £1800

Asleep in her bed of feathers, driftwood, and glitterballs, the Lizard dreams of Love.

Natemamu

Natemamu

 130cm x 182cm.

Driftwood, Pheasant feathers, seeds from the Amazon, acrylic paints and mediums, with a papier-maché frame.

£3900

Natemamu is the name of a week-long initiation ceremony performed as a rite of passage for the Shuar Indians of the Amazon rainforest. The initiation involved days of fasting while trekking through dense rainforest until we reached their sacred waterfall (under which part of the initiation took place), daily Tobacco ceremonies, purification baths, and working the sacred brew,  Ayahuasca. All day long, participants take turns between beating the Vine into small shreds before it cooks, and beating the hugelog drum that would be kept going on the same beat all day long until the ceremony starts in the late afternoon.  By night the brew would be consumed in very large quantities (until the large pot was empty), with the initiates sitting on benches, jumping and shouting with whoops of encouragement, and then gently helping each participant as they eventually collapse and are taken into isolation in the forest for the remainder of the ceremony.

 

This piece was created soon after I returned from this ceremony and holds some of the energy of that week.

The Hunted's King

The Hunted's King

105cm x 83cm

Pheasant wings, deer bones, magpie feathers, seedpods and driftwood.

Price: £1800

This piece pays homage to all the animals and birds that are hunted in my native forest. The "skull" of this piece is formed from the pelvis of a deer that our hunting dog took down. Respectful should the hunter be, lest he disturb the Hunted King.

 

Shield for a Pheasant.

Shield for a Pheasant.

Mixed media. Pheasant feathers, paper-mache frame and central "egg", and seeds from the Amazon.

100cm x 100 cm

Price: £1200

Our local pheasants are not the brightest of creatures when it comes to road safety. Picking up my first road-kill, I was so entranced and inspired by the iridescent detail hidden in their plumage, that it led me to shift my creative focus to working with the natural beauty of Mother Nature's materials. So I give thanks to these birds, and this piece is offered up in the spirit of protection to those creatures that encounter motor vehicles.

Tree Yoni

Tree Yoni

175cm x 65cm x 25cm depth.

Mixed media. Ivy heart-wood, Pheasant feathers, rope and willow. And a large shiny bauble.

 A portal between worlds.

 

Tree Yoni

Tree Yoni

175cm x 65cm x 25cm depth.

Mixed media. Ivy heart-wood, Pheasant feathers, rope and willow. And a large shiny bauble.

 A portal between worlds.

The Beadon Brook

The Beadon Brook

120cm x 80cm

Mixed media. Driftwood, dyed chicken feathers, acrylic mediums and paints, seven shiny baubles.

Private collection.

At the bottom of the valley, tucked in amongst the mossy boulders, hidden from the air by the dense canopy, runs the magical Beadon Brook.

The Beadon Brook

The Beadon Brook

Detail.

120cm x 80cm

Mixed media. Driftwood, dyed chicken feathers, acrylic mediums and paints, seven shiny baubles.

Private collection.

At the bottom of the valley, tucked in amongst the mossy boulders, hidden from the air by the dense canopy, runs the magical Beadon Brook.

Messenger of the Deep

Messenger of the Deep

Detail.

55cm x 95cm

Crab shell, warthog mandible, driftwood, seedpods, sea shells, resin, acrylics, and a lot of glass eye's.

A commissioned piece, the client wished for a piece that had a strong yang energy to balance the strong yin energy of her apartment, and also for it to be light-reflective. Apart from this, there were no constraints and one comment of "psychedelic is good"  stayed with me during the initial stage of ideas. 

So who is the Messenger? And what's so Deep?

A very pissed off messenger. The yang side of the great Oceans of this planet. Unpredictable and fiery, a great Mother trying to protect her children from the onslaught of destruction being wreaked upon her.

Root Question

Root Question

Morpeni root base, Birch top.

67cm wide x 58cm high  x24cm deep.

Price: £550

One piece formed by the sea, the other washed down the river Exe in spate, and found in a farmers field. Taken up on to Dartmoor, and formed into a questionable piece...

Intricate patterns form where Fungi starts to invade the sapwood. This patterning was subtly accentuated using fine tip pens and washes of colour.

Seven Pillars of Ten

Seven Pillars of Ten

100cm x 35cm

Driftwood, Amazonian seeds and arcylics on canvas.

A 70th birthday present for my uncle.

Whilst Walking in Whistman's Wood

Whilst Walking in Whistman's Wood

Mixed media. Paper mache, birch and pine bark, shell, seed and Iboga root.

80cm x 140cm

Private collection.

Inspired by the achingly beautiful  pocket of ancient oak woodland in the centre of Dartmoor, known as Whistman's Wood. There are only a couple of remnants of this magical forest left on the Moor. Before we used almost all the old forests of this land, building war ships on an industrial scale, this island was covered in such trees.

Blood Moon

Blood Moon

Mixed media. Birch bark, paper maché, driftwood, large twine, crushed glass and acrylic paints

125cm  x 45cm x 15cm depth

Price: £950

Recessed into a deep frame, embedded with crushed sparkling glass, sits the tangled, interconnected forest.  Through a gap in the tree trunks, the blood moon rises.

Shield for a Pheasant.   Detail.

Shield for a Pheasant. Detail.

Detail.

Mixed media. Pheasant feathers, paper-mache frame and central "egg", and seeds from the Amazon.

100cm x 100 cm

Price: £1200

Our local pheasants are not the brightest of creatures when it comes to road safety. Picking up my first road-kill, I was so entranced and inspired by the iridescent detail hidden in their plumage, that it led me to shift my creative focus to working with the natural beauty of Mother Nature's materials. So I give thanks to these birds, and this piece is offered up in the spirit of protection to those creatures that encounter motor vehicles.

Ho!

Ho!

Paper-mache and acrylics on canvas.

100cm x 100 cm

Price: £1750

A sister piece to the painting "The Unfolding Spheres of Life". Both pieces utilise the same pattern, which is based upon the ancient symbol, The Flower of Life. Using computer modelling, and replacing the 2D circles with 3D spheres, a three dimensional "Sphere of Life" was constructed. With some computer trickery, this pattern was arrived at. The pattern was then transferred to canvas and painstakingly built up in paper-mache.

A second layer of paper mache and glazes were then formed into the overlaying Phyllotactic spirals.

 

Unfolding Spheres of Life

Unfolding Spheres of Life

Paper-mache and acrylics on canvas.

100cm x 100 cm

Price: £1600

A sister piece of the painting "Ho!".

Both pieces use the same pattern, one that is based upon the ancient symbol, The Flower of Life. Using computer modelling, and replacing the 2D circles with 3D spheres, a three dimensional "Sphere of Life" was constructed. With some computer trickery, eventually the basis for this pattern was arrived at. The pattern was then transferred to canvas and painstakingly built up in paper-mache.

The Eye was a potent symbol for me for many years, and would often appear in dreams and visions.

 

Unfolding Spheres of Life

Unfolding Spheres of Life

Detail of paper maché work.

Paper-mache and acrylics on canvas.

100cm x 100 cm

Price: £1600

A sister piece of the painting "Ho!".

Both pieces use the same pattern, one that is based upon the ancient symbol, The Flower of Life. Using computer modelling, and replacing the 2D circles with 3D spheres, a three dimensional "Sphere of Life" was constructed. With some computer trickery, eventually the basis for this pattern was arrived at. The pattern was then transferred to canvas and painstakingly built up in paper-mache.

The Eye was a potent symbol for me for many years, and would often appear in dreams and visions.

The Hunted's King

The Hunted's King

105cm x 83cm

Pheasant wings, deer bones, magpie feathers, seedpods and driftwood.

Price: £1800

This piece pays homage to all the animals and birds that are hunted in my native forest. The "skull" of this piece is formed from the pelvis of a deer that our hunting dog took down. Respectful should the hunter be, lest he disturb the Hunted King.

The Lizard's Dream

The Lizard's Dream

Detail shot showing paintwork on the resin cast of the lizard.

The Wild Redeemer

The Wild Redeemer

Detail of featherwork. Many different types of feather were used - Buzzard, Seagull, Jackdaw, Magpie, Pidgeon, Jackdaw, Guinea fowl, Goose and Pheasant.

The Wild Redeemer

The Wild Redeemer

Detail of bone work. Sheep, Roe deer, Muntjac and Fox embedded into resin.

The Hunted's King

The Hunted's King

105cm x 83cm

Pheasant wings, deer bones, magpie feathers, seedpods and driftwood.

Price: £1800

This piece pays homage to all the animals and birds that are hunted in my native forest. The "skull" of this piece is formed from the pelvis of a deer that our hunting dog took down. Respectful should the hunter be, lest he disturb the Hunted King.

Natemamu

Natemamu

130cm x 182cm.

Driftwood, Pheasant feathers, seeds from the Amazon, acrylic paints and mediums, with a papier-maché frame.

£3900

Natemamu is the name of a week-long initiation ceremony performed as a rite of passage for the Shuar Indians of the Amazon rainforest. The initiation involved days of fasting while trekking through dense rainforest until we reached their sacred waterfall (under which part of the initiation took place), daily Tobacco ceremonies, purification baths, and working the sacred brew,  Ayahuasca. All day long, participants take turns between beating the Vine into small shreds before it cooks, and beating the hugelog drum that would be kept going on the same beat all day long until the ceremony starts in the late afternoon.  By night the brew would be consumed in very large quantities (until the large pot was empty), with the initiates sitting on benches, jumping and shouting with whoops of encouragement, and then gently helping each participant as they eventually collapse and are taken into isolation in the forest for the remainder of the ceremony.

 

This piece was created soon after I returned from this ceremony and holds some of the energy of that week.

Walking in Whistman's Wood

Walking in Whistman's Wood

Mixed media. Paper mache, birch and pine bark, shell, seed and Iboga root.

80cm x 140cm

Private collection.

Inspired by the achingly beautiful  pocket of ancient oak woodland in the centre of Dartmoor, known as Whistman's Wood. There are only a couple of remnants of this magical forest left on the Moor. Before we used almost all the old forests of this land, building war ships on an industrial scale, this island was covered in such trees.

Creative Pulse

Creative Pulse

Detail shot.

Paper-mache and acrylics on canvas.

This pattern is again based upon the ancient symbol, The Flower of Life.

Using computer modelling, and replacing the 2D circles with 3D spheres, a three dimensional "Sphere of Life" was constructed. With some computer trickery, this pattern was arrived at. The pattern was then transferred to canvas and painstakingly built up in paper-mache.

A second layer of paper mache and glazes were then formed into the overlaying Phyllotactic spirals.

Blood Moon Rising

Blood Moon Rising

Mixed media. Birch bark, paper maché, driftwood, large twine, crushed glass and acrylic paints

125cm  x 45cm x 15cm depth

Price: £950

Recessed into a deep frame, embedded with crushed sparkling glass, sits the tangled, interconnected forest.  Through a gap in the tree trunks, the blood moon rises.

Tree Yoni

Tree Yoni

175cm x 65cm x 25cm depth.

Mixed media. Ivy heart-wood, Pheasant feathers, rope and willow. And a large shiny bauble.

 A portal between worlds.

Messenger of the Deep

Messenger of the Deep

Detail.

55cm x 95cm

Crab shell, warthog mandible, driftwood, seedpods, sea shells, resin, acrylics, and a lot of glass eye's.

A commissioned piece, the client wished for a piece that had a strong yang energy to balance the strong yin energy of her apartment, and also for it to be light-reflective. Apart from this, there were no constraints and one comment of "psychedelic is good"  stayed with me during the initial stage of ideas. 

So who is the Messenger? And what's so Deep?

A very pissed off messenger. The yang side of the great Oceans of this planet. Unpredictable and fiery, a great Mother trying to protect her children from the onslaught of destruction being wreaked upon her.