Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
The title "Tiger, Tiger" comes from the poem "The Tiger" by William Blake. My inspiration actually comes from the "burning bright" description of Blake's tiger. Painting the eyes cold, unpredictable, wild and alive helps me to visually define "burning bright". Filling the canvas with a close up of the tiger's face, leaves no doubt what I want you to see. Using a large brush to render the face, gives the painting a very strong presence and adds to the power of the subject.
18"x24" - standard size. The edges are painted and may be hung straight out of the box. If a frame is desired, this work will fit a standard open back frame. Quality inexpensive frames can be found at Dick Blick. http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-simplon-plein-air-frames/
Art and creativity has always been part of who I am, but I only really started to focus on painting full time at the age of 50, following a long and successful career in advertising. As an artist, I love working in many different styles and exploring a wide range of subject matters. The beauty of online galleries lies in their eclectic art collections, and without the pressure of brick and mortar galleries dictating what I paint, I am free to paint whatever inspires me. Painting for me is an experience of falling headlong into inspiration. An image I come across will stick in my head and refuse to leave until it finds its way onto the canvas. My work is visually diverse, and there are very few painting styles that don’t inspire me in someway or another. My paintings range from abstract and cubist, to impressionistic and realistic. Most recently, I’ve been inspired by quirky and retro TV shows to tell a story through my paintings. The lighting and cinematography of these shows inspire me to paint dramatic moments in time, and I create unique, intriguing characters that are open to interpretation.