Fine art images and prints

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Exhibitions

My first solo exhibition

Number 8 Community Arts Centre,
8 High Street
Pershore
WR10 1BG
Worcestershire

28th November to 18th December.

Next year

1st to 26th April 2020, I shall be exhibiting at
East Lodge Gallery, Leamington Spa,
the home of Leamington Studio Artists.

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Midlife

Fine Art Print Collection

These images are part of a larger series, In a dark wood, inspired by the opening lines of Dante’s poem The Divine Comedy. The poet describes himself caught in what we would now call a midlife crisis:

Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai in una selva oscura
ché la dirrita via era oscura.

In the middle of this life of ours
I found myself again in a dark wood
where the true straight way was hidden.

In the photographs I try to capture something of that sense of being trapped and feeling that you don’t know which way to turn.

Reflecting

Fine Art Print Collection

The movement of water over and below a weir produces strange shimmering and tumbling reflections. Often the water moves so rapidly it is impossible to be sure what you have seen. But the camera can capture these impressions that disappear before the eye registers what is there. Later you can develop and enhance these passing impressions in Lightroom and Photoshop to show this ‘brave new world/That has such people in't!’

Golden

Fine Art Print Collection

I have long been fascinated by the contrasts of sunflowers. Once the seed has germinated, they seem to go up like a rocket, bursting into this wonderful brilliant golden disc. They follow the path of the sun (hence girasole and tournesol), but then, just as quickly, their heads droop and they decline into a kind of rapid old age. The poet William Blake sums up this progress from youth to age:

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time, 
Who countest the steps of the Sun: 
Seeking after that sweet golden clime 
Where the travellers journey is done. 

Where the Youth pined away with desire, 
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow: 
Arise from their graves and aspire, 
Where my Sun-flower wishes to go
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These images depict some of the stages on this journey.

Shimmering

Fine Art Print Collection

With the movement of the water, reflections shimmer and shift – producing strange and unexpected shapes…

Submerged

Fine Art Print Collection

Beneath the surface of fast-flowing water, everything is in motion – broken branches, water weed, reflections of the light above.