A new exhibition Swags, Garlands and Drops runs from the 18th to the 23rd of October.
65 Gray's Inn Road
These pictures are inspired by, and a response to, the work of the great English, baroque carver Grinling Gibbons. Sprays and wreathes of oak leaves are used to make intertwining networks, which weave and meander their way across the picture plane. Areas of turbulent and expressively-handled paint make a dynamic contrast to the realistically-rendered chiaroscuro of the motif. The pictures allude to the fecund, pagan undertow of Gibbons' celebrations of bounty.