Dynamic, liquid spatters and swirling tendrils of molten metal set against brooding tones.
Teal CoalescencePoured silver with antique glazes and 22 carat moon gold with embedded freshwater baroque pearls on a teal and dark blue background . 90cm x 77cm
Blue Steel Coalescence IThe 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 situMy first Blue Steel Coalescence in Situ.
Photograph courtesy of The Katharine Pooley Deisgn Studio
Blue Steel Coalescence VII detail 1a 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 VIIIA large format triptych version of this style. Each panel is 160cm x 160cm
Blue Steel Coalescence XIXA 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
Bronze Coalescence I Part ICreated 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 IIGold metal leaf with antique bronze patinas over a cloudy indigo blue background 150cm x 100cm
In Deep IIGold metal leaf and antique bronze glazes over a deep cloudy teal background 120cm x 120cm
Amongst the sea kelpA 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 IAn 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
Aubergine Coalescence Iaubergine and paynes grey with cerise touches and silver and moon gold leaf details 150cm W x 100cm H
Subtle textures and patinated silver leaf with a smokey ombre glaze mixed to co-ordinate and compliment the tones of your interior.
Above Men IIA 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
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 IIFramed with a black floating surround and installed in the penthouse suite designed by the Peter Staunton Design Studio
Midnight ReflectionsRippled Inky blues with 22 carat gold leaf distressed to reveal the colour and texture beneath 180cm W x 100cmH
Reflections in BlueBright blue ripples with 22 carat gold distressed to reveal the colours beneath and an antique bronze mist. 120cm W x 100cmH
River City IV in progressThis 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 progressI 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 (detail 01)show how the chemical patination can bring out gold and rich siennas on silver leaf
Metal leaf over subtle textures with patination and hazy glazes. Inspired by aerial and spacebourne photography
Argentous GunmetalThe first of this series. Silver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes and gold
Argentous VerdigrisSilver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes, gold leaf and green verdigris patina. 200cm W x 160cm H
Homeward BoundA 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
Argentous BlueSilver leaf background with chemical patination, antique gunmetal glazes, gold leaf and turquoise patina. 1600cm W x 90cm H
Argentous Bronzea gold background with smokey black, grey and white hazing and 22 carat gold highlights 70cm x 70cm
Argentous DriftSilver and caplain leaf background with moon gold details and white powdery patina 140cm H x 90cm W
ArgentousPart 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
LichenPart 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
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 IPatinated silver leaf. Yes it really is silver! This is one of the methods which was used to imitate gold leaf. 70cm x 70cm
O IIIChemically Patinated silver leaf with a polished agate slice, freshwater baroque pearls and quartz stalactite crystals 70cm x 70cm
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 in situKatz 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/
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