Summer Cocktail and what inspired my return to relief artwork on wood

This bold, bright and colourful artwork marks a return to my creating mixed media relief artwork on wood. Following a break of about two years, during which I researched and explored other techniques and a variety of painting skills and media I was -quite unexpectedly- inspired by some ceramic sculptural plant pots.

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Happy Toucans Table Top

One of my favourite projects to date! This was a custom order [actually for my daughter as she was decorating her balcony in preparation for summer and she wanted something colourful to complement her tropical plants, which she is partial to. So, I decided to create a tropical-themed table top for her verandah table. This made me so happy!

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Artwork: Evzone Marching

Following a recent trip into Athens to photograph the Evzones standing guard outside Parliament I was inspired to create this artwork. Actually, it’s something I’d long wanted to do (hence the photo shoot for reference). To be honest, I had originally planned to paint an evzone in his summer uniform but I forgot they were still wearing the winter one 🤓 but since I actually prefer the winter uniform with the bold indigo blue and red contrasting berets and detail I was only too happy 😊

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Artwork: A Minoan Offering

The art of the ancient Minoan civilization has long held a deep fascination for me and so I present my latest artwork ‘A Minoan Offering‘, 91 x 91 cms, created using mixed media on wood with pyrograph, featuring a characteristic Minoan woman making a symbolic offering to the horse.

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