exploring the miniscule

My work consists of large brightly coloured oil paintings, highlighting the miniscule on a large scale.  I am passionate about colour and emphasise those that I see, which are created by the changing light during the day.  I want vivid colours to glow from the canvas, because I want to show that the tiny wildflower or bright beetle in a grass verge is like a jewel amongst the undergrowth. 

I explore the miniature, miniscule and microscopic, of both the floral and insect world, and I will often attempt to crawl under the smallest wildflower and photograph from below as if I am an insect looking up.  I am fascinated with camouflage, and I often hide insects within my work by using tone to conceal these little creatures.  Just as you need to search to find mini beasts in a field, I want the audience to pause to find all the hidden dimensions in my work.  This is because the bright colours are merely the surface; I want to combine both impact and detail.

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bumble bee

oil painting art
     
scabious flower butterfly


 

foxglove flower sunset bee violas purple flowers pansy
     
prey daisy oil painting spirals daisies

sky red buttercup flower

helenium oil painting flower
     

 

 

dahlia pink symmetry