The first and still the most popular Pineapple painting I've ever produced, acrylic on paper.
From nowhere this freehand painting has enabled me to continue making artwork about my favourite subject, the tropics.
Acrylic on paper
This giant jungle vista is mostly from my imagination but was designed to be a wallpaper backdrop for a collaborative concept space.
Prints are available of this at 120x102cm
Acrylic on paper, hand finished with gold, iridescent and marbled paper detail. 143 x 84cm
This series of paintings were born from my observations of the Panadus Palm tree while in Sri Lanka. It's spectacular stilted roots and pineapple'esque fruits caught my attention and the more I looked the more I began seeing the bio mechanical nature of them. My sketches began to resemble something of Harry Beck's London underground map design, graphic, colourful and full of circular junctions.
My latest tropical piece of a southern Sri Lankan view I woke up to each morning while in Madiha beach back in December 2017. In this 2 week period I finally found complete peace and maximum creativity, and for the first time in my professional career as an artist was able to paint freely.
December 2017, while away in Sri Lanka with my family, became one of the most creatively freeing few weeks I’ve ever experienced. Rising before sunset every morning to prepare for painting as the light washed over the tropical landscape was unforgettable.
These banana paintings marked a moment of true kindness from a local fruit grower supplying the small hotel we were staying at. He became our personal Tuctuc driver and brought us a fresh bunch of the sweetest bananas every morning.
His existence was humble but his kindness was remarkable, so I painted him a picture of some of his unharvested bananas that I took when he showed me around his patch, to say thank you!