Painting is my way of dreaming myself elsewhere. In my Suffolk studio I create dramas of exotic lands that take place on homemade stages, representing the places I have been or even journeys yet to travel. All the life of the forest, swamp and savannah is played out by creatures made of paper, plastic and string, consciously posed and lit as any actor.
I am creating happy stories, deliberately comfortable, so obviously artificial. There is no blood, no death, and even elephant dung is colourful and shiny. These are worlds created thousands of miles from the jungle, but a million miles from the wild!
Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.