“There were many many elephants in Uganda and we spent quite a lot of time with many groups and the biggest thing to strike us was the closeness of their family groups. They were constantly communicating with each other through vocalisations, but also through touch. They were always bumping up against each other, intertwining trunks or nudging each other. It is this that is the subject of this piece. I really wanted to capture and communicate that sense of family and society these magnificent animals live in.
This is currently an unfinished work, but should you choose to invest in it, I will send you updates of the work as I complete it and you can get involved in the decisions I make whilst working on all oof my artworks.
I draw with Uni-ball biros on raw linen canvas. To prepare the surface, I lighten the canvas with a very diluted gesso wash. Once this is dry, I draw with the biro, as I would with pencil on paper. After the drawing is complete, it’s varnished (to fix the ink in place) and more white paint is used to add light and finalise the composition. The ink is actually surprisingly versatile, in terms of its colour. If I want a blue tinge to the work I can layer white oil paint over it, or leave the canvas showing through to leave a sepia tone.”
I make all my own frames for my original artworks, I use mouldings of the finest specification, to ensure they match the quality of the art.
At present, I can only ship to the UK via the website. I can ship to other destinations, but I’ll need you to get in touch, using the contact me form, for a quote if buying from outside the UK.
All the art I sell is packaged extremely carefully, to keep your painting safe for it’s journey, no matter how far. I have years of experience packaging original artworks for transport to all parts of the world, so you can have faith your unique piece of art will arrive safe and sound. This can take some time, especially with original paintings, however, I aim to ship all art within 2 working days.