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100 x 100cm

Mixed media using gold leaf on canvas

 

"In 2015, shortly after arriving in Spain, I came across some bark under a palm tree. I was immediately captivated by its amazing texture and rich brown colour and carefully stashed it away but couldn't think of a way to include it in my work at that time. 

Two years later and my work has evolved to a stage where I finally feel able to begin using it! I regularly include textured base coats on my canvases, but the truly organic nature of the palm bark is a joy to work with!

"Lost and Found: Driftwood" takes me back to the beach, stones being pushed and pulled over the sand by the surf, as I walk along the high tide line looking for small treasures that may have travelled from who knows where. I discover a lost memory among the debris."

This original composition uses a unique combination of gold leaf, acrylic and watercolour paints, pastels and palm bark on a 3.5cm deep, gallery wrapped canvas. It is protected from dust and UV light by a thin layer of varnish. The sides are painted black, giving this artwork a highly contemporary finish. Framing is not required.

 

Please note that due to it's size, I will ned an extra 2-3 days to arrange a crate for shipping

Lost and Found: Driftwood