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The unLOL cats (2009)

The internet is full of cat pictures, generally showing them as nonsense talking idiots. However, cats are not simply LOLing machines, I live with two cats who actively dislike each other. Inspired by their daily…

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Ted, as Saint Sebastian (2007)

Herewith a portrait of my good friend Ted, painted on the occasion of his marriage to Karen next week. The pose is, of course, of the Christian Martyr Saint Sebastian. Saint Sebastian has been painted…

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L. Ron Hubbard (2007)

Update I decided it needed a little more work, here’s the new version. acrylic on canvas 600mm x 600mm Much of my work deals with the notion of ‘reputation’ – which aspects of a persons…

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The Duel over the Calculus [diptych](2007)

Calculus is arguably the cornerstone of modern mathematics. English scientist Isaac Newton and German philosopher Gottfried Leibnitz both independently ‘discovered’ the method in the mid 17th Century. The dispute over true authorship continued for many…

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Ben (2007)

acrylic on canvas 600mm x 600mm Ben thinks I’ve made him look ‘cancerous’ in this painting, he may be right, flattery has rarely been a term in my palette. For me, it’s all about the…

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Edison and Topsy (2006)

acrylic on canvas, 600mm x 600mm Thomas Edison is often hailed as the great American Inventor, resonsible for such innovations as the phonograph and the lightbulb (which of course, he didn’t actually invent). The truth…

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Descartes (2006)

acrylic on canvas, 812mm x 304mm This is the first of two anamorphic paintings recently completed. This one is of René Descartes, the 17th Century philosopher and mathematician, most famous for his conclusion in The…