Coalescence

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

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)
freshwater baroque pearl crustacean
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
My first Blue Steel Coalescence in Situ.
Photograph courtesy of The Katharine Pooley Deisgn Studio
Blue Steel Coalescence III
Blue Steel Coalescence (2) in situ 01
photograph reproduced by kind permission of the owner
Blue Steel Coalescence IV
1500cm x 100cm
Blue Steel Coalescence V
150cm x 100cm
Blue Steel Coalescence VII
150cm x 100cm
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
detail of antiqued silver leaf texture
Blue Steel Coalescence VIII
A large format triptych version of this style. Each panel is 160cm x 160cm
Blue Steel Coalescence IX
150cm x 100cm
Blue Steel Coalescence X
with gold 22 carat gold leaf over the silver leaf background 150cm x 100cm
Blue Steel Coalescence XII
150cm x 100cm
Blue Steel Coalescence XIII
150cm x 100cm
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
Deeper and more more dramatic smokey tones on this piece 160cm x 160cm
Blue Steel Coalescence XX (Detail 01))
showing the high relief of the textures involved
Blue Steel Coalescence S&C
In Situ in the Sofa and Chair company showroom
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
Gold metal leaf with antique bronze patinas over a cloudy indigo blue background 150cm x 100cm
In Deep II
Gold metal leaf and antique bronze glazes over a deep cloudy teal background 120cm x 120cm
In Deep III
Antique silver trails across deep indigo blues and deep plum tones 230cm H x 150cm W
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
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
A larger format version of this piece at 250cm W x 200cm H
Ferrous Coalescence II Detail
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 and paynes grey with cerise touches and silver and moon gold leaf details 150cm W x 100cm H
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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
Triptych. Each panel 120cm H x 75cm W
Above Men (Detail 01)
showing the relief from the side
Above (Detail 02)
the raised silver texture fading out over the surface
Above Men I (Detail)
rippled organic texture which fades as it progresses across the 3 panels
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
with an antique bronze background and misty pale washes
Above Men II
with a mixture of gold and silver metal leaf
Above Men III
Above Men III (Detail 01)
Above Men III (Detail 02)
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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
120cm W x 80cm H
River City  II
180cm x 120cm
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)
showing the chemically patinated silver leaf
River City II (Detail 02)
showing the underlying rippled texture and undercoat of blue-black
River City III
180cm x 120cm
(Detail 01)
patinated silver leaf over a rippled texture
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
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
Photography by Colin Poole for 25 Beautiful Homes
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
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
with the "shadows" recreated using an umber glaze
River City IV (detail 01)
show how the chemical patination can bring out gold and rich siennas on silver leaf
River City IV
Deep russet chemical patination on silver leaf
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Argentous

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

Argentous Gunmetal
The first of this series. Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes and gold
Argentous Verdigris
Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes, gold leaf and green verdigris patina. 200cm W x 160cm H
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)
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)
Argentous Blue
Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes, gold leaf and turquoise patina. 1600cm W x 90cm H
Argentous Bronze
a gold background with smokey black, grey and white hazing and 22 carat gold highlights 70cm x 70cm
Argentous Drift
Silver and caplain leaf background with moon gold details and white powdery patina 140cm H x 90cm W
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)
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
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)
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
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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
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 II
A golden hue is given to the silver leaf with chemicals. 70cm x 70cm
O II (Detail 01)
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)
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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
Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W
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 02)
Split Pyrite II
Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W
Split Pyrite III
Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W
Split Pyrite IV
Each panel is 120cm H x 60cm W
Split Pyrite (Detail 01)
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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
100cm W x 80cm H
Firestick Mosaic (Detail 01)
Firestick Mosaic (Detail 02)
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
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 02)
Ombre Ripple
Ombre Ripple (Detail 01)
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