FIGURE WORKS

Drawing people was what took me to art college in the first place. Once there, working from the life model was the part of my art education to which I responded most positively.
I think it is only natural that one human would wish to communicate to another through depiction of their shared form.  The language of abstraction lacks, for me, the necessary element of deception… so painting the human figure sits at the apex of my personal visual hierarchy.

Swimmer
Swimmer

oil on canvas 86x61cm painted directly from the model

Red Cubes
Red Cubes

oil on canvas 60x45cm

Hairflow
Hairflow

oil on canvas 40x46cm painted directly from the model

Foreshortened Nude
Foreshortened Nude

oil on canvas 69x61cm painted directly from the model

Big Boots
Big Boots

charcoal pencil on paper 86x41cm

Heiroglyph Nude
Heiroglyph Nude

charcoal pencil on paper 86x41cm

Captive
Captive

oil on canvas 62x62cm

Dreaming of Memphis
Dreaming of Memphis

charcoal pencil and acrylic on grey paper 50x70cm

Nude on the Polished Floor
Nude on the Polished Floor

oil on canvas 49x49cm painted directly from the model