'Portraits of Nature' is a series about humanity. We ARE nature. In between the flowers and leaves in these paintings and drawings you will find faces of people. I firmly believe that humanity needs to live at one with nature, care for it on an everyday basis in order to halt the environmental crisis we are facing. Very few of us can do any large gestures to help climate change the pressure of the economy on our lives is too great. However, there are many things we can do which are free, we can choose to buy and consume goods more consciously, we can choose not to mow, we can choose not to weed or put pesticides such as weed killer in our gardens. We can literally care for the immediate ecosystem that we interact with everyday in our lives.
Humanity so frequently thinks of itself as above or apart from nature, whereas instead we are simply the top predator of the food chain. This makes us incredibly vulnerable because humanity is reliant upon on all the smaller creatures in the food chain to support our survival. Unfortunately, the climate crisis is making the food chain vulnerable and unstable. We ARE nature. We need to care for everything in the ecosystem, so it remains strong and plentiful benefiting both us and other species. By thinking of ourselves as simply another vulnerable species within nature, I believe we would consciously take more care of it.
I have created the attached artworks with pencil, watercolour and ink. I have used pencil, because sometimes we don’t need any colour, the composition and the expressions on the faces are enough. I am known for my use of colour, and I have enjoyed using watercolour for it’s delicacy, translucency and a sense of fragility in this series, rather than my normal oil paint. The compositions are created by allowing my imagination evolve naturally, they are not contrived, and then worked up in either pencil or watercolour. Shading and colour is added intuitively to create a sense of emotion.
My artworks have been created to view and marvel the richness of nature, so that you can have the wonder of nature in your home or office for you to enjoy everyday. They are colourful relaxing artworks that give you some peace and escapism to our busy lives.
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