Paintings descriptions

CHASING DRAGONS, 2017

Chasing Dragons explores the similarities and differences between painter and ceramic artist and their mediums; their connect and disconnect. The exhibition is the result of the two artists in conversation, a brief and profound encounter before continuing with their nomadic lives. It is also a collaborative work on the theme of a Conversation between a Painter and a Potter. Siobhan's work is an artistic voyage in search of the illusive dragons of Komodo through the spectacular landscapes of Indonesia, that are represented in large oil on canvas paintings.  It is also a critique of man's endless quest for "more" and his search for metaphorical and mythological "dragons" which represent both greed and brutality in an uncertain world.

1./2./3. "Shades of Bromo" (I/II/III), 114x148cm - oil on canvas tryptic

4. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" (Flores), 130x162cm - oil on canvas

5. "When the Dust Settles" (Flores), 115x146cm - oil on canvas

6."Urban Forest" (Jakarta), 130x162cm - oil on canvas

7. "The Wave" (Bali), 100x80cm - oil on canvas

8. "Nature of the Beast" (Bromo), 130x163cm - oil on canvas

9. "Burning" (Kalimantan), 130x162cm - oil on canvas

10. "Peat River" (Kalimantan), 120x160cm - oil on canvas

11. "Peril" (Sumatra), 120x100cm - oil on canvas

12. "On the Edge" (Java), 120x160cm - oil on canvas

13. "The Field" (Ubud), 100x80cm - oil on canvas.

14. "The Land of the Dinosaurs" (Rinca), 120x185cm - oil on canvas

15. "Devastation" (Kalimantan), 120x160cm - oil on canvas

16. "Rinca (1)", 50x40cm - Indian ink on watercolour paper

17. "Rinca (2)", 50x40cm - Indian ink on watercolour paper

18.  "Rinca (3)", 50x40cm - Indian ink on watercolour paper

19. "Yesterday" (Bali), 60x40cm - oil on canvas

20. "Today" (Bali), 60x40cm - oil on canvas

21. "Tomorrow" (Bali), 60x40cm - oil on canvas

SIDE SERIES, FACES 2017

22./23./24./25./26./27./28./29. "Miniatures" 15x15cm - oil on canvas

FORGOTTEN FACES, 1914 - 2014

Forgotten Faces, Series II, is a personal study of common and extraordinary people. Each series of three 15x15 cm “snapshot” paintings shows persons whose lives have been inextricably linked, be it by legacy or influence, by random encounters or accidents-of-birth. The series looks at relationships between contemporary individuals, with the understanding that being “connected” has become a defining notion in our modern world.

1. "The Father" 2014 oil and acrylic on canvas - 120x150

2. "The Son" 2014 oil and acrylic on canvas - 120x150

3. "The Free Spirit" 2014 oil and acrylic on canvas - 120x150

4./5./6. "Lola - Audrey - Victoria" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

7./8./9. "Rabbi - Camp - Marc" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

10./11./12. "The Girls - Migration - Consolation" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

13./14./15. "The Muse - The Theatre - The Patient" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

16./17./18. "Giorgio - Luc - Pablo" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

19./20./21. "The Prince - The Artist - The Church" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

22./23./24. "Joseph - Prisoner - Vincent" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

25./26./27. "Frida - Louise - Tracey" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

28. "Wasted" 2013 oil on canvas - 15x15

29. "Jean" 2014 oil on canvas - 15x15

Forgotten Faces, Series I, revisits conventional perceptions of women, often portrayed in literature and visual arts as one-dimensional characters, i.e. sinner or saint. This series of works aspires to depict the complexity of women beyond the historical stereotype: martyr and murderess, model and creator, conformist and trailblazer.  

30. "Collaborator and daughter, Marthe" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 76x91

31. "Wife and lesbian, Stella" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 70x100

32. "Swimmer and martyr, Eva" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 76x91

33. "Divorcees and game-changers, Peggy, Hattie and Olivia" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 76x91

34. "Exhibitionist and painter, Tracey" 2013 oil on canvas - 70x100

35. "Hedonists and trailblazers, Tara, Jas, Kate, Tamara" 2013 oil on canvas - 76x91

36. "Believers and visionaries, Star, Sadie, Joni, Sky, Lisa, Echo and Lily" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 152x91

37. "Fishing" 2014 oil on canvas - 100x120

TRAVELLED PLACES

1. “Winds of Change” 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 150x120        

2. "Migration" 2013 oil on canvas - 60x80

3. "Lost" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 76x60     

4. "Damage" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 100x80        

5. "The Rains" 2013 oil on canvas - 70x50

6. "After the Rain" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 60x46   

7. “Mozambique to Mojave" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 150x120

8. "D-Day for M" 2010 acrylic on canvas - 150x120                  

9. “The Bard's Whispers” 2010 acrylic on canvas - 40x50   

10. “Mojave Desert” 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas - 120x90      

11. “Downfall” 2013 acrylic on canvas - 40x50         

12. "Tempest" 2010 acrylic on canvas - 130x90             

13. "The Beach" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 100x80      

14. “Artist’s Palette” 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas - 120x90           

15. "Soaked" 2012 oil and acrylic on canvas - 60x75

16. "Shattered" 2010 acrylic on canvas - 150x120           

17. “In Africa” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 76x60

18. "All the King's Horses" 2013 oil and acrylic on canvas - 75x90

19. “Broken Morning" 2010 acrylic on canvas - 76x60      

20. “Salt Flats, Death Valley” 2011 oil on canvas board - 30x22

21. “Szukalski’s Last Supper” 2011 oil on canvas board - 30x22

22. “Parched Earth” 2013 oil on canvas - 76x69                

DEATH VALLEY SERIES

1. “Death Valley 1” 2011 acrylic on canvas board - 30x22            

2. “Death Valley 2” 2011 acrylic on canvas board - 30x22                      

3. “Death Valley 3” 2011 acrylic on canvas board - 30x22            

4. “Goldwell” 2012 oil on canvas board - 30x22                                    

5. “Goldwell Studio” 2012 acrylic & oil on canvas - 25x25                  

6. “Desert” 2012 acrylic & oil on canvas - 25x25                                  

ELEMENTS IN CONFRONTATION

1. “Decline + Fall” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 122x90                   

2. “Untitled 1” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 76x60                                     

3 “Untitled 2” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 76x60                             

4. “Untitled 3” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 76x60                                     

5. “Yangshuo” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 61x46                                     

6. “Our Brief Moment…” 2011 acrylic on canvas - 130x90                  

7. "Smoulder" 2008 acrylic on canvas - 130x90                           

8. "Despite" 2010 acrylic on canvas - 152x122                            

9. "Smokescreen” 2010 acrylic on canvas - 76x60