Mainly Steel: Solo exhibition, Putney School of Art and Design, Spring 2017

Vivid memories, anger and disturbing emotions characterise my work resulting from environmental destruction and a human existence plagued by inequality, globalisation, consumerism, war and intolerance.
Colour and texture convey my themes and aid composition and context. Works on steel use alchemy to cause erosion, thus reflecting the earth’s destruction, yet, paradoxically, producing beautiful, aleatonic* patterns.
Paintings on canvass are abstractions inspired by environments, both human and natural, that reek of negligence and decay.
My influences include Keifer, Alys and Ghenie for their political comment, Kandinsky for his journey to abstraction and Maisel for his work in which he “finds beauty in the devastated environment.” Burtynsky’s amazing photos of our planet’s destruction are almost unreal and a major inspiration.
My aim is to provoke viewers by challenging their perceptions and reality and to promote change.
My values are founded on a forty year business career, a parallel political one and travel to over sixty countries which led me to begin studying art and painting on retiring.
*A mathematical term for random/chance.

<b>Amazon 2050</b></br>  100cm x 50cm </br> Mild steel and mixed media </br> £650  </br>Man’s devastating resource exploitation, as well as climate change, will soon destroy the world’s largest forest. In turn, it will create more global warming and wipe out unique peoples, cultures and animal

Amazon 2050
100cm x 50cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
Man’s devastating resource exploitation, as well as climate change, will soon destroy the world’s largest forest. In turn, it will create more global warming and wipe out unique peoples, cultures and animal

<b>Amazon 2050 - close up</b></br>  100cm x 50cm </br> Mild steel and mixed media </br> £650  </br>Man’s devastating resource exploitation, as well as climate change, will soon destroy the world’s largest forest. In turn, it will create more global warming and wipe out unique peoples, cultures and animal

Amazon 2050 - close up
100cm x 50cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
Man’s devastating resource exploitation, as well as climate change, will soon destroy the world’s largest forest. In turn, it will create more global warming and wipe out unique peoples, cultures and animal

<b>Westfield 2025</b></br>  100cm x 50cm</br>  Mild steel and mixed media  </br>£650 </br> This homage to 21<sup>st</sup> century consumerism will undoubtedly soon be obscelesent, decrepit and dysfunctional. It is destined to become a ruined monument to greed and vanity.

Westfield 2025
100cm x 50cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
This homage to 21st century consumerism will undoubtedly soon be obscelesent, decrepit and dysfunctional. It is destined to become a ruined monument to greed and vanity.

<b>Westfield 2025 - close up</b></br>  100cm x 50cm</br>  Mild steel and mixed media  </br>£650 </br> This homage to 21<sup>st</sup> century consumerism will undoubtedly soon be obscelesent, decrepit and dysfunctional. It is destined to become a ruined monument to greed and vanity.

Westfield 2025 - close up
100cm x 50cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
This homage to 21st century consumerism will undoubtedly soon be obscelesent, decrepit and dysfunctional. It is destined to become a ruined monument to greed and vanity.

<b>Aleatonic Series*</b>  These works result from the creation of random patterns made through the alchemy of mixed media inter-acting with mild steel. There can be no artistic control or direction. *Aleatonic is a mathematical term for random or chance.  </br><b>Aleatonic Patterns 1 and 2</b>  </br>100cm x 50 cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Series* These works result from the creation of random patterns made through the alchemy of mixed media inter-acting with mild steel. There can be no artistic control or direction. *Aleatonic is a mathematical term for random or chance.
Aleatonic Patterns 1 and 2
100cm x 50 cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 1 - close up</b>  </br>100cm x 50 cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 1 - close up
100cm x 50 cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 2</b>  </br>100cm x 50 cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 2
100cm x 50 cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 2 - close up</b>  </br>100cm x 50 cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 2 - close up
100cm x 50 cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Patterns 3 and 4</b>  </br>27cm x 24cm </br> £215 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Patterns 3 and 4
27cm x 24cm
£215
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 3 - close up</b>  </br>27cm x 24cm </br> £215 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 3 - close up
27cm x 24cm
£215
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 4</b>  </br>27cm x 24cm </br> £215 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 4
27cm x 24cm
£215
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 4 - close up</b>  </br>27cm x 24cm </br> £215 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 4 - close up
27cm x 24cm
£215
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Patterns 5 and 6</b>  </br>100cm x 50cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Patterns 5 and 6
100cm x 50cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 5 - close up</b>  </br>100cm x 50cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 5 - close up
100cm x 50cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 6</b>  </br>100cm x 50cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 6
100cm x 50cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Aleatonic Pattern 6 - close up</b>  </br>100cm x 50cm </br> £750 </br> This work is double sided.

Aleatonic Pattern 6 - close up
100cm x 50cm
£750
This work is double sided.

<b>Stalingrad</b>  </br>112cm x 50 (with small protrusions) </br> Mild Steel, mixed media and collage  </br>£950  </br>The turning point of the war. Restoration took 30 years. I saw it in 1964, still devastated.

Stalingrad
112cm x 50 (with small protrusions)
Mild Steel, mixed media and collage
£950
The turning point of the war. Restoration took 30 years. I saw it in 1964, still devastated.

<b>Stalingrad - close up</b>  </br>112cm x 50 (with small protrusions) </br> Mild Steel, mixed media and collage  </br>£950  </br>The turning point of the war. Restoration took 30 years. I saw it in 1964, still devastated.

Stalingrad - close up
112cm x 50 (with small protrusions)
Mild Steel, mixed media and collage
£950
The turning point of the war. Restoration took 30 years. I saw it in 1964, still devastated.

<b>Crushed</b>  </br>100cm x 50cm  </br>Mild steel and mixed media  </br>£650  </br>Crushing cars before re-cycling creates a colourful yet deadly junk yard. (After Burtinsky)

Crushed
100cm x 50cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
Crushing cars before re-cycling creates a colourful yet deadly junk yard. (After Burtinsky)

<b>Crushed - close up</b>  </br>100cm x 50cm  </br>Mild steel and mixed media  </br>£650  </br>Crushing cars before re-cycling creates a colourful yet deadly junk yard. (After Burtinsky)

Crushed - close up
100cm x 50cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
Crushing cars before re-cycling creates a colourful yet deadly junk yard. (After Burtinsky)

<b>Rape</b>  </br>100cm x 50 cm  </br>Mild steel and mixed media  </br>£650 </br> Uncontrolled resource exploitation is rape. Many open cast mines are not restored. My thesis in Saskatchewan was on open cast strip mining which devastated tens of thousands of square kilometres.

Rape
100cm x 50 cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
Uncontrolled resource exploitation is rape. Many open cast mines are not restored. My thesis in Saskatchewan was on open cast strip mining which devastated tens of thousands of square kilometres.

<b>Rape - close up</b>  </br>100cm x 50 cm  </br>Mild steel and mixed media  </br>£650 </br> Uncontrolled resource exploitation is rape. Many open cast mines are not restored. My thesis in Saskatchewan was on open cast strip mining which devastated tens of thousands of square kilometres.

Rape - close up
100cm x 50 cm
Mild steel and mixed media
£650
Uncontrolled resource exploitation is rape. Many open cast mines are not restored. My thesis in Saskatchewan was on open cast strip mining which devastated tens of thousands of square kilometres.

<b>Venice Mississippi</b>  </br>75cm x 75cm  </br>Oil on Canvass </br> £475 </br> At the furthest end of the delta, 50 miles from New Orleans, this is a decaying, deserted, depressing and dilapidated fishing village, even before Hurricane Katrina destroyed it.

Venice Mississippi
75cm x 75cm
Oil on Canvass
£475
At the furthest end of the delta, 50 miles from New Orleans, this is a decaying, deserted, depressing and dilapidated fishing village, even before Hurricane Katrina destroyed it.

<b>Venice Mississippi - close up</b>  </br>75cm x 75cm  </br>Oil on Canvass </br> £475 </br> At the furthest end of the delta, 50 miles from New Orleans, this is a decaying, deserted, depressing and dilapidated fishing village, even before Hurricane Katrina destroyed it.

Venice Mississippi - close up
75cm x 75cm
Oil on Canvass
£475
At the furthest end of the delta, 50 miles from New Orleans, this is a decaying, deserted, depressing and dilapidated fishing village, even before Hurricane Katrina destroyed it.

<b>Oppression</b>  </br>75cmx75cm </br>Oil on canvass with collage  </br>£750  </br>Red is for danger. Cell like structures equal imprisonment. The Nuremburg Laws, Apartheid Legislation, the Suppression of Communism Act give false legitimacy.

Oppression
75cmx75cm
Oil on canvass with collage
£750
Red is for danger. Cell like structures equal imprisonment. The Nuremburg Laws, Apartheid Legislation, the Suppression of Communism Act give false legitimacy.

<b>Oppression - close up</b>  </br>75cmx75cm </br>Oil on canvass with collage  </br>£750  </br>Red is for danger. Cell like structures equal imprisonment. The Nuremburg Laws, Apartheid Legislation, the Suppression of Communism Act give false legitimacy.

Oppression - close up
75cmx75cm
Oil on canvass with collage
£750
Red is for danger. Cell like structures equal imprisonment. The Nuremburg Laws, Apartheid Legislation, the Suppression of Communism Act give false legitimacy.

<b>Leningrad</b>  </br>75cm x 60cm  </br>Oil on Canvas  </br>£475  </br>Leningrad after the 850 day siege.  A raped city, now recovered, as St. Petersburg. (After Burri)

Leningrad
75cm x 60cm
Oil on Canvas
£475
Leningrad after the 850 day siege. A raped city, now recovered, as St. Petersburg. (After Burri)

<b>Leningrad - close up</b>  </br>75cm x 60cm  </br>Oil on Canvass  </br>£475  </br>Leningrad after the 850 day siege.  A raped city, now recovered, as St. Petersburg. (After Burri)

Leningrad - close up
75cm x 60cm
Oil on Canvass
£475
Leningrad after the 850 day siege. A raped city, now recovered, as St. Petersburg. (After Burri)

<b>The Wandle Series.</b> </br> These paintings reflect the urban and rural neglect and decay of the Wandle River as it reaches the Thames. The Wandle was once a centre of commercial activity over 200 years ago.  </br>They are all Oil on Canvass  </br></br><b>Wandle 1</b>  </br>50cm x 40cm  </br>£250

The Wandle Series.
These paintings reflect the urban and rural neglect and decay of the Wandle River as it reaches the Thames. The Wandle was once a centre of commercial activity over 200 years ago.
They are all Oil on Canvass

Wandle 1
50cm x 40cm
£250

<b>The Wandle Series.</b> </br> These paintings reflect the urban and rural neglect and decay of the Wandle River as it reaches the Thames. The Wandle was once a centre of commercial activity over 200 years ago.  </br>They are all Oil on Canvass  </br></br><b>Wandle 1 close up</b>  </br>50cm x 40cm  </br>£250

The Wandle Series.
These paintings reflect the urban and rural neglect and decay of the Wandle River as it reaches the Thames. The Wandle was once a centre of commercial activity over 200 years ago.
They are all Oil on Canvass

Wandle 1 close up
50cm x 40cm
£250

<b>Wandle 2</b>  </br>75cm x 75 cm</br>£400

Wandle 2
75cm x 75 cm
£400

<b>Wandle 2 - close up</b>  </br>75cm x 75 cm</br>£400

Wandle 2 - close up
75cm x 75 cm
£400

<b>Wandle 3</b>  </br>30cm x 30 cm</br>£250

Wandle 3
30cm x 30 cm
£250

<b>Wandle 3 - close up</b>  </br>30cm x 30 cm</br>£250

Wandle 3 - close up
30cm x 30 cm
£250