The following are part of a series that has been on going for 30 years but was re-inspired by a recent three-week visit to Florence, Italy and immersion in Renaissance imagery. Everything from ceilings to ceramics was covered in my very favourite motif – melded human/animal figures. While in some depictions these figures represented evil and all things foul, for the most part they were disporting themselves in frolicking play. The title of the series is based on the 15th Century name for them – “grotesques”.
The next paintings are part of a series from almost 30 years ago that has been updated exploring themes from classical periods.