the cycle of ever-changing seasons

Seasons is part of a series of works inspired by nature. While they provide life-long sources of interest, these subjects ultimately form the basis of my abstract paintings which are both hard-edged and yet fluid in appearance. Seasons looks closely at the continual cycle of birth, growth, maturity and death.

Gunnera shoots rise up
Gunnera shoots rise up from a mass of last season’s debris in this study [Cat: 0327, Seasons study # 04, 16 x 20″ / 40 x 50 cm, Acrylic on canvas board, 2016]
Nature Inspirations Studies

Nature Inspirations is a series on the wonderful variety of shape, colour, size and texture that the natural world offers the artist

Other studies in this series are (10) SEASONS, looking closely at the continual cycle of birth, growth, maturity and death; (17) TREES, focusing on the endless variety in our woodlands and forests, constantly changing in their appearance throughout the year; (31) LEAVES, looking at the shape, structure and texture of a variety of species in varying stages of growth and decay; (01) ROCKS, telling the story of the earth’s origins through their faceted shapes and multiple forms, from tiny gemstones to imposing granite rock faces; and (29) NATURAL FORMS, focusing on the boundary between flora and fauna, such as a fungus that resembles flesh, or a shell that takes on the appearance of a human ear.