Dot Patterns Gallery

There is something fundamental about the use of dots to make patterns. Both my sons have used dot patterns when making their first drawings as infants. Dot patterns are to be found in tribal and primitive cultures throughout the world; prehistoric rock carvings in Britain tend to focus on dots and circles.

I like to use these tribal and ancient influences in my work, and make them my own. I have used dot patterns to achieve several effects and to reflect various real-world images - falling leaves, crops and bushes, and condensation on a window.


Giza

Giza
2007, 101x76cm, 450

This is a painting of the pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure at Giza. Khufu's pyramid is partially visible on the right.

Most of the painting is divided into small squares and diamonds, with each containing several dabs of colour on top of each other. The squares in each of the pyramids have a final dab of the same colour, giving coherence to each pyramid, whilst preserving the variation of colour underneath. I intended these to represent the reflective cover stones that are now missing from the pyramids.

The two strips below the pyramids are deliberately ambiguous - they represent a combination of the land in front of the pyramids and the earth beneath them.

The intersecting lines in the picture are suggestive of the construction and design of the pyramids, and in particular, are reminiscent of the shafts within the pyramids. They also extend the pyramids themselves into the land and the sky - what the pyramids represent stretches throughout Egypt.

Hummingbird at San Francisco Zoo

Hummingbird at San Francisco Zoo
2006, 76x61cm, 365

Fall

Fall
2007, 61x51cm, 285

National Road, Crete

National Road, Crete
2006, 76x61cm sold

I can go to space

I can go to space
2008, 101x76cm

Two Worlds

Two Worlds
2006, 76x61cm sold

Rain Sticks

Rain Sticks
2009, 76x76cm, 385

Bird Vision

Bird Vision
2006, 60x60cm, 285

Purple World

Purple World
2006, 51x41cm, 225