Coalescence

Dynamic, liquid spatters and swirling tendrils of molten metal set against brooding tones.

Teal Coalescence
Teal Coalescence

Poured silver with antique glazes and 22 carat moon gold with embedded freshwater baroque pearls on a teal and dark blue background . 90cm x 77cm

Teal Coalescence (Detail 01)
Teal Coalescence (Detail 01)

freshwater baroque pearl crustacean

Blue Steel Coalescence I
Blue Steel Coalescence I

The first of it's kind. A poured band gilded with silver leaf and patinated on a background of grey and indigo with plum and brown-black glazes. 80cm H x 60cm W

Blue Steel Coalescence I in situ
Blue Steel Coalescence I in situ

My first Blue Steel Coalescence in Situ. Photograph courtesy of The Katharine Pooley Deisgn Studio

Blue Steel Coalescence III
Blue Steel Coalescence III
Blue Steel Coalescence (2) in situ 01
Blue Steel Coalescence (2) in situ 01

photograph reproduced by kind permission of the owner

Blue Steel Coalescence IV
Blue Steel Coalescence IV

1500cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence V
Blue Steel Coalescence V

150cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence VII
Blue Steel Coalescence VII

150cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence VII detail 1
Blue Steel Coalescence VII detail 1

a lot of the gold tones you see are produced using glazes over 12 carat silver leaf, but gold leaf is also used to give different gold tones

Blue Steel Coalescence VII detail 2
Blue Steel Coalescence VII detail 2

detail of antiqued silver leaf texture

Blue Steel Coalescence VIII
Blue Steel Coalescence VIII

A large format triptych version of this style. Each panel is 160cm x 160cm

Blue Steel Coalescence IX
Blue Steel Coalescence IX

150cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence X
Blue Steel Coalescence X

with gold 22 carat gold leaf over the silver leaf background 150cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence XII
Blue Steel Coalescence XII

150cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence XIII
Blue Steel Coalescence XIII

150cm x 100cm

Blue Steel Coalescence XIX
Blue Steel Coalescence XIX

A silver leaf background with blue metallic band and raised silver design laid over that. An ombre antique glaze was added to the top and bottom. 180cm W x 110cm H

Blue Steel Coalescence XX
Blue Steel Coalescence XX

Deeper and more more dramatic smokey tones on this piece 160cm x 160cm

Blue Steel Coalescence XX (Detail 01))
Blue Steel Coalescence XX (Detail 01))

showing the high relief of the textures involved

Blue Steel Coalescence S&C
Blue Steel Coalescence S&C

In Situ in the Sofa and Chair company showroom

Bronze Coalescence I Part I
Bronze Coalescence I Part I

Created as a pair to deplayed in the same room. Gold Metel leaf with bronze glazes over brooding indigo glazes 150cm W x 100cm H

In Deep I Part II
In Deep I Part II

Gold metal leaf with antique bronze patinas over a cloudy indigo blue background 150cm x 100cm

In Deep II
In Deep II

Gold metal leaf and antique bronze glazes over a deep cloudy teal background 120cm x 120cm

In Deep III
In Deep III

Antique silver trails across deep indigo blues and deep plum tones 230cm H x 150cm W

Amongst the sea kelp
Amongst the sea kelp

A diptych with embedded fresh water baroque pearls with green and teal background and bornzed moon gold leaf raised texture. Each Panel is 60cm H x 40cm W

Ferrous Coalescence I
Ferrous Coalescence I

An autumnal colour palette of greys, rust, caramel and black with moon gold and silver leaf details and a fine spiders web cracked varnish in a floating black frame 130cm H x 100cm W

Ferrous Coalescence II
Ferrous Coalescence II

A larger format version of this piece at 250cm W x 200cm H

Ferrous Coalescence II Detail
Ferrous Coalescence II Detail
Aubergine Coalescence I
Aubergine Coalescence I

aubergine and paynes grey with cerise touches and silver and moon gold leaf details 150cm W x 100cm H

Aubergine Coalescence II
Aubergine Coalescence II

aubergine and paynes grey with cerise touches and silver and moon gold leaf details 150cm W x 100cm H

Above Men

Subtle textures and patinated silver leaf with a smokey ombre glaze mixed to co-ordinate and compliment the tones of your interior.

Above Men I
Above Men I

Triptych. Each panel 120cm H x 75cm W

Above Men (Detail 01)
Above Men (Detail 01)

showing the relief from the side

Above (Detail 02)
Above (Detail 02)

the raised silver texture fading out over the surface

Above Men I (Detail)
Above Men I (Detail)

rippled organic texture which fades as it progresses across the 3 panels

Above Men II
Above Men II

A single large panel with a mixture of silver, gold and antique gold patina with a smokey haze rising from the bottom 230cm H x 150cm W

Above Men variation
Above Men variation

with an antique bronze background and misty pale washes

Above Men II
Above Men II

with a mixture of gold and silver metal leaf

Above Men III
Above Men III
Above Men III (Detail 01)
Above Men III (Detail 01)
Above Men III (Detail 02)
Above Men III (Detail 02)

Reflections

A horizontally rippled texture with a blue black background fading into hazy white. Patinated and bright silver leaf distressed to show the background with black and white high and low lights.

River City I
River City I

120cm W x 80cm H

River City  II
River City II

180cm x 120cm

River City II
River City II

Framed with a black floating surround and installed in the penthouse suite designed by the Peter Staunton Design Studio

River City II (Detail 01)
River City II (Detail 01)

showing the chemically patinated silver leaf

River City II (Detail 02)
River City II (Detail 02)

showing the underlying rippled texture and undercoat of blue-black

River City III
River City III

180cm x 120cm

(Detail 01)
(Detail 01)

patinated silver leaf over a rippled texture

Midnight Reflections
Midnight Reflections

Rippled Inky blues with 22 carat gold leaf distressed to reveal the colour and texture beneath 180cm W x 100cmH

Reflections in Blue
Reflections in Blue

Bright blue ripples with 22 carat gold distressed to reveal the colours beneath and an antique bronze mist. 120cm W x 100cmH

Reflections Blue in Situ
Reflections Blue in Situ

Photography by Colin Poole for 25 Beautiful Homes

River City IV in progress
River City IV in progress

This piece commission by Tobias Oliver Interiors really pushed my studio to the limits. I had to disassemble a storage area to fit it in. 375cm W x 200cm H

River City IV in progress
River City IV in progress

I sent my client pictures showing the progress of this piece and they liked the shadows cast on the top and bottom so much that we incorporated them into the finished piece (see next image)

River City IV
River City IV

with the "shadows" recreated using an umber glaze

River City IV (detail 01)
River City IV (detail 01)

show how the chemical patination can bring out gold and rich siennas on silver leaf

River City IV
River City IV

Deep russet chemical patination on silver leaf

Argentous

Metal leaf over subtle textures with patination and hazy glazes. Inspired by aerial and spacebourne photography

Argentous Gunmetal
Argentous Gunmetal

The first of this series. Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes and gold

Argentous Verdigris
Argentous Verdigris

Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes, gold leaf and green verdigris patina. 200cm W x 160cm H

Homeward Bound
Homeward Bound

A textured gold background with verdigris and bronze patinas and 22 carat gold "birds" migrating home 120 cm W x 100 cm H

Homeward Bound (Detail 01)
Homeward Bound (Detail 01)

A textured gold background with verdigris and bronze patinas and 22 carat gold "birds" migrating home 120 cm W x 100 cm H

Homeward Bound (Detail 02)
Homeward Bound (Detail 02)
Argentous Blue
Argentous Blue

Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes, gold leaf and turquoise patina. 1600cm W x 90cm H

Argentous Bronze
Argentous Bronze

a gold background with smokey black, grey and white hazing and 22 carat gold highlights 70cm x 70cm

Argentous Drift
Argentous Drift

Silver and caplain leaf background with moon gold details and white powdery patina 140cm H x 90cm W

Argentous
Argentous

Part of my original exclusive collection for The Sofa and Chair Company. Patinated silver leaf on a lightly textured background with burnt umber and burnt sienna patina 150cmW x 100cm

Argentous (in Situ)
Argentous (in Situ)

Part of my original exclusive collection for The Sofa and Chair Company. Patinated silver leaf on a lightly textured background with burnt umber and burnt sienna patina 150cmW x 100cm H

Lichen
Lichen

Part of my original exclusive collection for The Sofa and Chair Company. Patinated silver leaf on a lightly textured background with burnt umber patina 120cmW x 100cm H

Lichen (in Situ)
Lichen (in Situ)

Part of my original exclusive collection for The Sofa and Chair Company. Patinated silver leaf on a lightly textured background with burnt umber patina 120cmW x 100cm H

O

Inspired by the zen practice of Ensō where the artist freely or paints a circle. These poured plaster and gilded pieces represent uninhibited creation.

O I
O I

Patinated silver leaf. Yes it really is silver! This is one of the methods which was used to imitate gold leaf. 70cm x 70cm

O I (Detail 01)
O I (Detail 01)
O II
O II

A golden hue is given to the silver leaf with chemicals. 70cm x 70cm

O II (Detail 01)
O II (Detail 01)
O III
O III

Chemically Patinated silver leaf with a polished agate slice, freshwater baroque pearls and quartz stalactite crystals 70cm x 70cm

O III (Detail 01)
O III (Detail 01)

Split Pyrite

Pyrite "sun" disks form the inspiration here. The original pieces had a central disk with texture radiating outwards over a backdrop of luxurious venetian polished plaster. My recent pieces have used a cast "sun disc" because this form of pyrite is found in only one place - the Sparta mine in Illinois, U.S.A which has now closed 

Split Pyrite I
Split Pyrite I

Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W

Split Pyrite in situ
Split Pyrite in situ

Katz Ltd, the trail blazing luxury interior design company based in Latvia chose several of my pieces for their relaxed and elegant Belgravia project. Many thanks to Stan Katz for introducing me to their chosen photographer Simon Eldon who kindly gave me permission to use his fabulous photographs https://www.simoneldon.co.uk/

Split Pyrite I (Detail 01)
Split Pyrite I (Detail 01)
Split Pyrite I (Detail 02)
Split Pyrite I (Detail 02)
Split Pyrite II
Split Pyrite II

Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W

Split Pyrite III
Split Pyrite III

Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W

Split Pyrite IV
Split Pyrite IV

Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W

Split Pyrite (Detail 01)
Split Pyrite (Detail 01)

Firestick Mosaic

Textured metal leaf overlaidd with rich glazes and patination create an organic and antediluvian vista. Inspired by a a method of grass burning employed by the aboriginal people of Australia which regenerated growth whilst limiting the progress of naturally occuring bush fires

Firestick Mosaic
Firestick Mosaic

100cm W x 80cm H

Firestick Mosaic (Detail 01)
Firestick Mosaic (Detail 01)
Firestick Mosaic (Detail 02)
Firestick Mosaic (Detail 02)
Firestick Mosaic II
Firestick Mosaic II

This piece used a background of deep reds to represent the colour of armenian bole clay used in traditional gilded frames and furniture. 22 carat gold is used over the top and rubbed through to reveal the colour beneath. 180cm W x 120cm H

Firestick Mosaic III
Firestick Mosaic III

This piece used a background of black to represent the colour of armenian bole clay used in traditional gilded frames and furniture. 22 carat gold is used over the top and rubbed through to reveal the colour beneath with palladium leaf highlights. 80cm W x 50cm H

Firestick Mosaic III (Detail 01)
Firestick Mosaic III (Detail 01)
Firestick Mosaic III (Detail 02)
Firestick Mosaic III (Detail 02)
Ombre Ripple
Ombre Ripple
Ombre Ripple (Detail 01)
Ombre Ripple (Detail 01)