Long pale fungi stems, topped with little brown hats, these mushrooms are creeping upwards in the dark
Brown Mushroom, 2023
Oil on canvas float framed in oiled kiaat
Size: 178 x 260mm, inclusive of the frame
My inspiration for this collection of paintings comes from the traditional style of botanical illustration, the obsessive cataloguing and documenting of the natural world, the neat rows of pinned creatures under the collectors lamp, pulled out from the archives.
Here, the subjects are set against a deep, almost velvety background, as if they have emerged from a hidden world...