Paintings

Ancient Journey Into New Ages

Ancient Journey Into New Ages

Oil on Canvas. 100cm x 100cm. Original for sale at £9,750 (Unframed) or £11,250 (With Custom-built Frame) Prints Available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £75.50 Initially commissioned by a dear friend for an album cover, this painting is a representation of...

The Host

The Host

Acrylics, Oils and textures on canvas. 100cm x 100cm. Orignal for sale at £2,200. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £30.The story of how this painting came to be is a weird one indeed! So strange, that the story of its creation, after being...

Initiation Of The Sun

Initiation Of The Sun

Oil on canvas. 100cm x 70cm. Original for sale at £2,600. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £45. Inspired from attending a Babongo Pygmy ritual, the Initiation of the Sun, conducted in the Equatorial Forest of Gabon, Central Africa, using fire,...

The Onion Peeler

The Onion Peeler

Oil on canvas. Driftwood frame. 50cm x 35cm. Not for sale. A portrait of my friend and teacher Ram Chatlani.

Dancing The Bwiti

Dancing The Bwiti

Oil on canvas. 100cm x 50cm. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £40.An attempt to depict the energy of a traditional Bwitist ceremony, and the energy of the master plant teacher, Iboga.The Initiation of the Sun is a ten-day rite of passage and...

Shock Of The Blade

Shock Of The Blade

Oil on canvas. 100cm x 50cm. Original for sale at £1,650. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £40.Under the blindfold, only sounds can feed the imagination as to what will happen next. The sharpening of the blade, the attendee’s singing rising in...

Mungongo

Mungongo

A painting of Kadi Yombo, the Bwiti Nganga (healer), and master player of the sacred instrument, the Mungongo. Oil on board. 100cm x 70cm. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £45.Wearing the ceremonial make-up of red and white kaolin (clay), a...

The Sacred Harp, Ngombi

The Sacred Harp, Ngombi

Acrylics on canvas. 50cm x 50cm. Prints Available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £45. The Ngombi is the eight-stringed harp used within the tradition of Bwiti. In the ancient ancestor cults that pre-date modern Bwiti, the bones of the dead were kept within...

Mubango

Mubango

Acrylics on canvas. 50cm x 50cm. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £30.Even before travelling to Gabon to become initiated into the tradition of Bwiti, many distinctly African faces had appeared in my visions, many displaying the colours and...

Ngando

Ngando

Oil on board. 70xm x 100cm. Original for sale at £750. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £45.This is a portrait of Ngando, who performed the role of a "Bwiti Mother" to me during my second initiation into the tradition. She has an amazing and...

Gratitude To Iboga

Gratitude To Iboga

Acrylics on canvas. 15cm x 20cm. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £20.A small painting, created as a gift to someone in Gabon who showed me great kindness. It honours my ancestors, the bones of my dead. It honours the Iboga plant - the small...

‘Mani’s For My Love

‘Mani’s For My Love

Oil on canvas. 50cm x 50cm. Prints Available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £50.Painted in gratitude after receiving the teaching and transmission for the mantra Aum (Om) Mani Padme Hum, from Lama Lena Yeshe Katyup. This mantra invokes the powerful benevolent...

Flowering Spheres Of Life

Flowering Spheres Of Life

ACRYLICS AND PAPER MACHÉ ON CANVAS. 100cm x 100cm. Original for sale at £1,850. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £49.Based upon the geometrical structure of the Flower of Life pattern (details on the geometry given below). Raised outlines were...

Crackle Mama

Crackle Mama

Acrylic medium, acrylic paint on board. 60cm x 40cm. Not for sale.An exercise in working with chance. A thick layer of acrylic crackle paste was laid over a board, and when it had dried and the random pattern of cracks had appeared, I then looked to see what image...

Ganesha. Remover of Obstacles

Ganesha. Remover of Obstacles

Oil on canvas. 70cm x 100cm. Not for sale. Ganesha is one of the most distinctive Hindu deities with his large elephant head and pot-bellied human body. He plays a dual role - a being powerful enough to remove obstacles and ensure success or create obstructions for...

Dualistic Thoughts

Dualistic Thoughts

Pen and ink on handmade heavyweight paper. 120cm x 120cm. Not for sale.After art college in my teens, I was a modelmaker and then a CGI artist and for twenty years worked on other peoples creative ideas. This piece was my first foray back into my own creativity. It...

The Way Home

The Way Home

Oils on canvas. 40cm x 60cm. Prints available in a range of sizes and art stocks from £20.After spending time with a Shuar family in the Ecuadorian Amazon, working with the sacred brew Ayahuasca, this painting wanted to be painted.

Nudes

Nudes

Oil on canvas. 70cm x 100cm. Not for sale. After many years working as a modelmaker and as a CGI artist, these paintings were my first foray back into the delicious medium of oil paint. Thanks to my friend Dave Bass for nudging me back towards painting!Around the time...

Smoke Sketches

Smoke Sketches

Ten-minute A4 sketches, using only a candle, burnt wood, water and blood (I cut myself while working!) Not for sale.

Community Mural Project

Community Mural Project

Acrylics on paper. 270cm x 30cm. Not for sale. I was invited to run a six week course by the Exeter Council for Voluntary Services at their newly opened crisis centre hub, CoLab. Working with a group of attendees who's lives were troubled in various ways. The course...