My Early Work
I have recently switched to Photoshop. Am I the last person on the planet to have done this, I wonder?
Anyway, I have found photographs of early work from my studio - pictures that I had forgotten about but which were sold over twenty years ago and which were made without the advantages photoshop now offers
Garden of the Hesperides
The large work shown above is a very early collage
I particularly like the way the entire garden appears to be suspended in mid-air
I cannot recall the title of this small painting but it is a very early use (for me) of a Surrealist technique for creating strange rock formations
After the Flood
This collage was first shown at Brantwood, the Lake District home of John Ruskin on Lake Coniston
It was part of a very large exhibition of my work based on the notion that Alice, now a young woman, returns to Wonderland to revisit all her old friends
The collage above was from the same exhibition. It was an early experiment using images on acetate then layering them
Today I can do this on Photoshop but twenty years ago - when this collage was made - it was not so easy!