Paintings of Farmed Animals 

Most recently using patterned backgrounds as a metaphor for our contemporary society, or to suggest a domestic overlay to our view of animals, experimenting with composition to raise a question or as a starting point for conversation .  I have spent my life around animals and generally see them as equal beings with whom I share intense non-verbal conversation, their characters are huge and I generally find them to be great teachers.  Whenever I can I like to support charities such as Compassion in World Farming who campaign for the rights of animals.


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