Paintings

This series of paintings is part of an on-going two year conversation with some ancient beech trees in a small private wood in Northumberland.  Their gnarled beauty stopped me in my tracks and has called me back again and again.  Their quality of presence has led me down new paths of knowledge (about beech trees, their fungi, the history of British landscape, the experience of beauty).  Their ancient stillness has taught me the value of a slower, more embodied way of being with our ‘imperfection’.

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Wounded Beauty (Encaustic on Beech wood panel, 40cm x 80cm)

Wounded Beauty (Encaustic on Beech wood panel, 40cm x 80cm)

 

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 60cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 40cm x 50cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 40cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 40cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 40cm x 50cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 40cm x 50cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 40cm x 50cm)

Fagus Sylvatica (Encaustic on beech wood, 40cm x 50cm)

The Betrayal (Encaustic on beech wood, 65cm x 35cm)

The Betrayal (Encaustic on beech wood, 65cm x 35cm)

The Betrayal (Encaustic on beech wood, 65cm x 35cm)

The Betrayal (Encaustic on beech wood, 65cm x 35cm)

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The Anatomy of Time #1 (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 85cm)

An Anatomy of Time #1 (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 90cm)

An Anatomy of Time #2 (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 90cm)

Embodied Memories (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 40cm)

Embodied Memories (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 40cm)

Embodied Memories (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 40cm)

Embodied Memories (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 40cm)

The Scar (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 40cm)

The Scar (Encaustic on beech wood, 60cm x 40cm)

All of Life is an Act of letting Go (Graphite & oil on canvass, 105cm x 155cm)

All of Life is an Act of letting Go (Graphite & oil on canvass, 105cm x 155cm)

All of Life is an Act of Letting Go (Graphite & oil on canvass, 95cm x 135cm)

All of Life is an Act of Letting Go (Graphite & oil on canvass, 95cm x 135cm)

The Artist (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 90cm)

The Artist (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 90cm)

The Artist (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 90cm)

The Artist (Encaustic on beech wood, 50cm x 90cm)

 A Time for Weeping (Encaustic on beech wood, 20cm x 90cm)

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Fragments in Time (Encaustic on beechwood, each piece 15cmx15cm)

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