Cut and painted board.
Buff tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), they're the biggest bees we have in the UK. We have 24 species of bumblebee in the UK and something like 250 species of bees generally, most of them solitary species. These ones live underground in colonies. Lovely bombebomps. I love painting insects, I get a close up view of these beasts which so often pass by hardly noticed. They're intricate, weird and beautiful, occasionally terrifying. Imagine if they were as big as us, we'd be cacking it! Acrylics on wooden board 60cms (ish) diameter. This is for my sister but can be done similarly on request. Price will depend on size and will include postage to the UK and Europe. A better picture will follow (ahem...excuse me). SOLD
Butterfly disc. Species featured are Peacock, Red Admiral, Clouded Yellow, Adonis Blue and British Swallowtail. Of the 59 species of butterfly found in the UK something like two thirds of them are under threat. I always enjoy seeing them, reminds me of summer and childhood, calms my soul. Take time to see the butterflies, take a moment with them and allow them to bring peace into your heart. Acrylic on wooden board 60 cms diam, approx. Price includes delivery to the UK and Europe.
A more 3d extension of the mandala concept, suitable for inside, probably too delicate for outside. The little stuff in it (elephant, ducks head etc) are extra touches by me, for me, their not included. These take longer than I would like to make but I recently bought some new tools that might make the process easier so on request I will make them, I'm not sure if I like making them or not, the jury is out. I like the end result not sure about the process of making them. What I do like is mandalas, more of them to come. Acrylic on recycled wooden board. 60cms(24 inches) diameter.
I spent 6 months in India in 1994 (could have been 1993). I stopped in Puri for a while and was impressed by the representations of the Jagannath triad. Balabhadra (known by many names and crossing religions) is the older brother of Vishnu and his companion in the tales of the Mahabarata. He is the god of agriculture and strength, a protector and supporter of dharma. I made this for me, I'm not sure whether to sell it or not but if someone wanted me to make something like this for them I could, the price listed is a guide price for something of this sort. Acrylic on wood 60cms (24 inches) diameter.
Part two of the Jagannath triad. Subhadra is the sister of Balabhadra and Krishna(Jagannath/Vishnu) and the wife of Arjuna, the main character in the tales of the Mahabharata. She is tragically subject to kidnap and eventually murder. She is celebrated in the annual festival in Puri (where I came across her abstract representation), Ratha Yatra, where huge chariots are carried through the streets carrying the gods from one temple to another. I made this for me, I'm not sure whether to sell it or not but if someone wanted me to make something like this for them I could, the price listed is a guide price for something of this sort. Acrylic on wood 50cms (24 inches) diameter.
Final part of the Jagannath triad. Abstract representation of Krishna(Vishnu) from Puri. Worshipped in Hinduism, Jainism, and even seen by some as a representation of Shakyamuni Buddha. He turns up in many forms being able to adopt the forms of other Hindu deities. I like his crazy face, the sticker I bought in Puri in 1993 is still on my guitar case. I made this for me, I'm not sure whether to sell it or not but if someone wanted me to make something like this for them I could, the price listed is a guide price for something of this sort. Acrylic on wood 60cms (24 inches) diameter.
The art surrounding the Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead and the alebrique artform originating from Pedro Linares are deeply impressive to me. I explored it a little here. Acrylic on wood. 60cms (24inches) approx diameter. Not available but I could be persuaded to make something else like this.