Being Human Collection

In this collection of work, entitled Being Human, I have been exploring our humanness, with the aim of revealing universal truths that we can all relate to. I have always been fascinated by people, and as an oil painter, I try to bring stories to life: those that belong to other people as well as those of my own.

There’s No Place Like Home

Oil on Canvas, 153 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £10,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

A reflection of the woman I was for so long, and the woman I am today. So many paths leading to now – I wonder where this one will lead? Red is a poignant colour for me, often used to symbolise the past. Although I had no idea at the time of painting the shoes, it turns out my Mother used to have a pair just like them. My Sister was quite taken aback when she saw the painting. She is 7 years older than me and so has many more memories of our parents than I do.

Chasing Pavements

Oil on Canvas, 120 x 100 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

A social statement on modern day distractions. Sometimes it’s hard to see what is under our noses! Inspired the lyrics from the song of the same name by Adele

Come To The Edge

Oil on Canvas, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

No matter what came next, whatever was said, whatever was done, inherently I knew who I really am is whole, complete and free. Free to take off the mask, free reveal my true self, warts and all.

Patience

Oil on Canvas, 100 x 120 cms

Original available to purchase – £3,500.00

Limited-edition, signed prints £350

I love telling stories through paint. I have been asked many questions about this piece. Is she making a decision? Is she ‘fed up’? What is she thinking? What has happened? What is happening now? What is she going to do next?

We bring our own questions and interpretations to a piece.

Maureen

Oil on Board, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

A lady sitting on a wall caught my attention, her name was Maureen. I noticed her ankle socks and her very large hands – she was wearing her husband’s gloves. There was a peacefulness about her, calm and comfortable in her own skin.

Firewall

Oil on Canvas, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Asking him to think about his past whilst posing and looking at me, caught in his own thinking.

Son

Oil on Canvas, 100 x 120 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

This is my son, Sam.

As a mother, my children have been my greatest gift.

Standing Room Only – SOLD

Oil on Board, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

A striking looking man on the tube in London. Lost in his own thoughts. What was he thinking?All those people travelling on the tube, living in their own separate realities.

Contemplation (After Salgado)

Oil on Canvas, 122 x 91 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

Inspired by the work of Salgado, I wanted to explore this still of work, while bringing my own take to it.

Big Boys Don’t Cry

Oil on Board, 51 x 76 cms

Original available to purchase – £800.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

My daughter, Amy. We had so much fun getting ready for her big day.

Childlike

Oil on Board, 60 x 90 cms

Original available to purchase – £800.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

A 60-year-old woman, seated on a wicker chair and taken from a childlike position. Holding a wooden Russian doll of a mother holding her child.

Performer 1 After Paula Rego

Oil on Board, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

An homage to Paula Rego, and one of a series of two paintings.

Family Man

Oil on Canvas, 91 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

My Stepson and friend, Mervyn. Tree surgeon, family man, Christian.

Performer 2 After Paula Rego

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original available to purchase – £2,750.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

An homage to Paula Rego, and the second in a series of two paintings.

Thinking Outside The Box

Oil on Board, 122 x 122 cms

Original artwork – £3,000.00

Open-run prints also available via Saatchi Art

“One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions”– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

New thoughts, new ideas, learning and growth. No longer conforming or fitting in. Outgrowing the selflimiting boxes and habitual frameworks in which we place ourselves.

0