Azure Hove 2019

Azure Hove 2019 is the view of the sea off Brighton and Hove on a still, sunny, summer’s day, when the chalk in the water makes it a brilliant pale turquoise. Painted with palette knife and bristle brush, zoom in for subtle texture and colour nuances. Hue changes with ambient light. Oil painted onto a…

Snake Priestess of Crete

As promised, to partner Minotaur, Bull God, here is the Snake Priestess of Crete. Or we can only guess she is priestess, some say she is a goddess… (more text below image) The partner of the Bull God of Crete was actually the Moon-Cow, later known as Pasiphae, a daughter of Helios the Sun God.…

The Minotaur, Bull-King of Crete

The Minotaur is shown as a bronze statue that has come to life in a museum, and, placing his finger to his lips, invites the audience to become complicit in his secrets. (continued below picture) In mythology, the bull-man is a complex figure. I grew up knowing that the Minotaur was the bastard son of…

Art about torture: Portrait of Julian Assange selected for prestigious UK art exhibition – Brighton artist’s “Year of the Mask” exhibited at Mall Galleries’ “Figurative Art Now” show

07 July 2021 – A portrait of Julian Assange being targeted for his journalistic work, is on show at London’s prestigious Mall Galleries online exhibition, Figurative Art Now (FAN), which opened today. The inclusion of this artwork is remarkable because the mainstream media in the West has blocked all news about Julian Assange from newspapers,…

Muse Rising

A new digital artwork from and oil painting I made in 2016. My muse and I engaged in an intersubjective performance, playing with ideas of gender stereotypes, initially reversing the gender of Atlas supporting the world, and with the male gaze in mind. I played the role of director, she interpreted the ideas. I took…

Inner Gaze (Assange's Two Years)

Inner Gaze (Assange’s Two Years)

Inward Gaze (Assange 2 years) (Europa): photo of oil painting of European nude sitting on an African stool with eyes hidden and downcast. Reflection from the glass gives the impression that the naked body is behind glass under observation, maybe shamed. This is a photographic reworking of my painting, which was a comment on the…