Painting my large canvas work and investigating the Tulip has revealed many interesting facts - The tulip actually comes from the Lillie family, brought to Holland during days of the Dutch Trading Empire. The paintings are on different sized canvas and the design aspect comes from my quilting days in America and other influences. British artist William Morris has also been an influence - creating his many varied ways to create the aesthetic in his work.
2007 - 1 m x 2 m — oil on canvas.
I had tremendous fun painting this work. It is hung on its one m at the top of the painting in the ‘fine art’ sense.
2010 - 2m x1m — oil on canvas.
During my art course at Limassol, studios, Cyprus, I came across a tenth century wood carving in a castle/museum - It had a great depth to it and spoke volumes of history. Again it stuck in my mind so I returned to the castle the next day and did a quick drawing, I knew we had a future together. I played around with the design, moved things about and added my tulips. Also, adding layers I have tried to create a feeling of stained-glass windows or the quilting of my earlier design days.
2012 - 12” x 12” — oil/acrylic on canvas
This painting attempts to be in sympathy with the ‘window’ series. Using white as the supposedly colour of innocence, tempting the delicate nature of the flower to venture into the blazing world.
150cm x 80cm 2005
Painting on canvas-I can meditate for quite some time trying to find differences between the left and right side of the painting.
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