In Between #3
23.5 x 35.5 inches
Oil on Board
60 x 90 cms,
I am passionate about the environment as I am about art and being a practising artist. I believe a lot of our climate crisis is because many are simply too busy and overwhelmed to see what surrounds us. When we walk in the countryside, we see what is in the distance, we rarely observe what is below our feet. In this oil painting I wanted to show the beautiful expanse of landscape, which is inspired by the Devil's Punchbowl in Hindhead, Surrey, UK. In contrast, there are Irises growing right by your feet, with the honeybee flitting around collecting pollen. There is a tiny microscopic and miniature world all around that we do not see but is vital to the environment and ecosystem that supports the landscape around us.
This painting is part of the Exploring the Miniscule series, a body of work which has been inspired by spending hours studying the tiny flowers and insects through photography, a microscope and intricate drawings in my sketchbook.