The Esoteric Pond

The Esoteric Pond


Painting. Oil on linen canvas. 80 x 60 inches.


From photography, colour selection, placement & planning, my background of textiles & interiors influences my art. I use my own photography for my work, from frequent visits to fishing lakes & carp ponds.  I like to work on a large scale so that the artwork is a statement piece for a room.


Working with oil paints, each tiny scale is painted individually. I poured washes of water colour oil, over the large linen canvas, for the water to give a natural flowing effect around the fish. I worked the oils on the fish to create a 3D effect with the scales, blending the oil paints to give depth. 

I wanted this piece to have a design element to it with a mix of contemporary & fine art.