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Visions of Elsewhere

mountains, high north, arctic glacier

The beyondness of things
150 x 110cm
oil on wood pane

Ice fall, glacier, calving event,

Ice fall
110x 80cm
oil on wood panel



Distant northern shore
100 x 100cmcm
oil on wood panel


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Ice Floe
Oil on wood panel
80 x 70cm

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Pastel arctic winter light
Oil on wood panel
80 x 70cm

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Indigo dreams
Oil on linen

70 x 50cm

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Dreaming of the polar night
60 x 40cm oil on wood panel


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Twilight Disko Bay
60 x 40cm oil and gold leaf on wood panel


'You know of what I speak'
50 x 50cm oil on wood panel


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Arctic Memories
60 x 40cm oil on wood panel



45 x 30 oil on wood panel


Some say the world will end in fire
45 x 30 oil on wood panel

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A land beyond time
45 x 30 oil on wood panel



Red sky I
30 x 30cm cm oil on wood panel

Colour of memory
30 x 30cm cm oil on wood panel

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Red sky II
30 x 30cm oil on wood panel


The movement of ice
20 x 20cm
oil on wood panel



Night on the glacier
24 x 24cm cm oil on wood panel


Night on the glacier II
20 x 20cm cm oil on wood panel

blue icebergs

Transient landscape I
30 x 24cm oil on reclaimed zinc plate

Hydrosphere abstract painting

28 x 16cm oil on reclaimed zinc plate

These works have been inspired by visits to the far north.  Firstly Iceland in 2015 and 2016, followed by a residency with the Arctic Circle artistic residency in Svalbard in 2018.  Finally I visited Greenland in August 2022.  Each trip gave me a different perspective on the geology and climate of these wild and remote locations.  In Iceland I walked under and over a glacier, delving deep into an ice cave and seeing hundreds of metres of blue glacier ice above me.  I walked over the surface of a glacier in May at the start of the melt season and experienced the surface being awash with streams of water.  In Svalbard I had a life changing experience spending 3 weeks at sea, seeing many glaciers and watching the awesome spectacle of calving events.  The most recent trip to Greenland in late summer 2022 allowed me to get up close to icebergs floating in Disko bay, Ilullisaat. 

It's difficult to put into words how profoundly these experiences affected me, so I paint and hope that viewers will connect on some level with my thinking and feeling about how awe-inspiring, precious and vulnerable the Arctic region is.

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