This series of 11 paintings is about man’s relationship with bees – extinction and survival. I hope the imagery speaks for itself.
I rescued two wasp bykes from my shed and these paintings are inspired by the stunning delicacy and beauty of the wasp nests although the paintings became more about bees than wasps.
I was inspired by painting dinosaurs for Jurassic Lanark, something that I wouldn’t have chosen to do but was happy to be asked to do. The dinosaurs got me thinking about extinction. Wasps were around at the same time as dinosaurs and am guessing bees were too. Our pollinators continuing life on earth.
I find it unbelievable that we still allow pesticides. When I was a kid I remember coming home and dad having to clean bugs and insects of the windscreen. That never happens now. Not a change for the better! We are in danger!
I have incorporated some of my anatomy drawings into these and it feels really cool to start to bring Alexander Technique ideas into my painting. It’s been a long time coming. Looking forward to taking some of these ideas forward into larger paintings soon…