Since the london lockdown in spring 2020 i have been searching for alternative materials to paint on. These range from interesting finds on Ebay and antique markets to discarded building materials and driftwood.

BUBBLE TREE
Oil and acrylic on packing crate

£450

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HERO WORSHIP
Oil and acrylic on packing crate

   £450   

(£600 for the pair)

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THE TREE OF LIFE
Oil on draftsman board
£450 SOLD


This was painted on a 100 year old draughtsmans board acquired from a business that has had to close.
I love the little clues to it's previous life, including the pin marks in the corner and the small dents and scratches that give this piece a unique story.

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THE PLANK OF LIFE

Oil and acrylic on plywood
150 x 11.5 x 2.5cm

£175

These are painted on thick plywood planks, they started off as packaging for valuable artworks. I see these wall hanging pieces as a life story from birth to death with quirky imagery in between.

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SPEAR OF DESTINY

Oil and acrylic on driftwood
90 x 10cm
£90

This driftwood was found on ernies beach on the southbank. It is one of my favorite finds, originally a piece of architrave that has been bobbling around the thames for a very long time.  This has now become a distinctive wall hanging.

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DOLLY (in facemask)
Oil on chipboard
60 x 30cm
£85

This has been painted on a piece of chipboard found in a skip. When i saw it i knew it would be the ideal size for a small Covid inspired painting. I love the way you can see the chipboard texture in the painting.

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TOTEM
Oil and acrylic on wooden joist
90 x 5 x 120cm
£140

Another skip find, this piece already had the holes and screws in the wood which appealed to me.