A 22-spot yellow ladybird is painted within a small square of canvas paper.
Mini Ladybird, 2023
Oil on canvas float framed in raw kiaat.
Size: 160 x160mm, inclusive of the frame
Fine art prints available here
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...