EMINENT VICTORIANS

2006-2014

The images created in this series are the result of the travels and experiences of being a contemporary History Painter.

 Painting is washed in History... I see it as a means of communicating the consciousness of the times which we travel through... This consciousness is atavistic in that like an iceberg we float on the top of much baggage that has gone before. A history painter attempts to re-package this information and re-present it through the kaleidoscope of his own mind.

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EMINENT VICTORIANS

VICTORIA DREAMING

Oil on Canvas 2010

Part of the series Eminent Victorians which explores the nature of Colonialism, the free market and other contemporary chestnuts!!!

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EMINENT VICTORIANS

Oil on Canvas 2010

Return of the wicked witch of the West.... Oz meets austerity
Homage to Goya who saw far beyond his own time

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EMINENT VICTORIANS

Mixed Media on Canvas 2011

Eminent Victorians: Livingstone I presume.
Darwin and Livingstone, awash in a sea of ideas.

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DISRAELI IN NODDY LAND

Oil on canvas 2009

In which Benjamin Disraeli whips the free market mule in Noddy Land

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 EMINENT VICTORIANS: THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES (CAPE TO CAIRO)

Mixed Media 2010

Oh God save history
God save your mad parade
Oh Lord God have mercy
All crimes are paid

When there's no future
How can there be sin
We're the flowers in the dustbin
We're the poison in your human machine
We're the future, your future

John Lydon

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EMINENT VICTORIANS

Mixed Media 2009

Links in the chain, the movers and shaker ghosts that rattle the present cage.

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EMINIENT VICTORIANS: DISRAELI, THE INVISIBLE HAND MADE VISIBLE

Mixed Media 2013

  • Go, Glove! Point, and having pointed, POUNCE!

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EMINENT VICTORIANS: DIVINE RIGHT

Mixed media 2014

A statue that graces continents

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EMINIENT VICTORIANS: DREAM FILLED SLEEP

Mixed media 2010

Your future dream is a shopping scheme

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