Updated: Apr 29, 2021
'Visitors' - Acrylic painting on 1m x 1m canvas. Finally finished, this large piece is one of the most detailed and complex I have worked on so far. Looking almost like science fiction with the out of place towers, it's easy to forget that most of the world was green like this before we started to build on it...
This is the first of a series of painting I want to complete, mixing traditional methods of painting with detail and depth, and almost futuristic features. Although beautiful, I want to create some paintings that display the blot on the landscape that man has created, the obliteration of nature through progress, and its inability to stop building, creating, manufacturing and growing, all with little thought for the damage we are causing.
Although this is the first large format painting I have put into this series, my ideas and smaller works have been leading up to this point, and my recent three dimensional work 'Our favourite Tree' pairs nicely with this painting and adds to the concept of nature struggling to survive within a man made world.