Here is some of my more recent work. Exploring perspective and lines. Mostly acrylics on board, bark, wood or paper. These square for are a progression from earlier wood tablets. The leaf shapes are a recurring theme. Not so many leaf or tree shapes appear in prehistoric rock carvings or cave paintings. I’m sure the tree was a big part of ritual, reverence and and material resource.
I don't know where this work comes from. I've always had a fascination for indigenous art and so called primitive art. Since working in archaeology and timber I always wondered if the wood was painted in the houses, henges and gathering sites here in Scotland. This is just a response to it all. These wood tablets are all painted on offcut from the workshop - ash, elm, oak, sycamore - whatever is lying around. painted and carved tablets are made from Scottish hardwoods. They are storylines in themselves, partly mine, partly the viewer. Colourful, non descriptive, ancestoral messages held on wood from a primitive place.