Alice in Wonderland

A 15 piece collection to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's novel.  For this, I thank Carl Jenks for special permission to take a photo-shoot at The Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Scotland, with my grand-daughter as the model for Alice.

Alice's Looking Glass1    Acrylic on Canvas 60x40cm

Alice's Looking Glass1    Acrylic on Canvas 60x40cm

Alice's Looking Glass 1

The premise for my Alice Collection is that Alice finds her way into Wonderland via her reflection on a soap bubble. This a metaphor that through meditation and personal introspection, we can reach our own inner wonderland.

Alice's Looking Glass 2 Acrylic on Canvas67 x 50 cm

Alice's Looking Glass 2 Acrylic on Canvas67 x 50 cm

Alice's Contemplation   Oil on Board 43x 33cm

Alice's Contemplation   Oil on Board 43x 33cm

The model, Lily, enjoying the exhibition in North Ayrshire 2015.

The model, Lily, enjoying the exhibition in North Ayrshire 2015.

Reflections   Acrylic on Board35x 42 cm

Reflections   Acrylic on Board35x 42 cm

'Curioser and Curioser' said Alice   Acrylic on Board40x 31 cm

'Curioser and Curioser' said Alice   Acrylic on Board40x 31 cm

Just out of Reach    Acrylic on Canvas 54x42cm

Just out of Reach    Acrylic on Canvas 54x42cm

Just out of reach

In my understanding, Wonderland is more fluid than 3D reality and have swapped between acrylic and oil paint to allow a freer, looser style to develop using palette knives.

Starlit Unicorn Oil on Board 120x60 cm SOLD

Starlit Unicorn Oil on Board 120x60 cm SOLD

Metamorphosis   Acrylic on Board 40 x31 cm

Metamorphosis   Acrylic on Board 40 x31 cm

I Spy      Mixed Media on Board30x39cm

I Spy      Mixed Media on Board30x39cm

Tea with the Mad Hatter   Oil on Board 35x 46cm   SOLD

Tea with the Mad Hatter   Oil on Board 35x 46cm   SOLD

Tea with the mad hatter

Alice finds herself at a Tea Table with a scary characters. I have depicted Alice as somewhat wary of the looming, gesticulating but somewhat ridiculous Hatter.

Into Wonderland Mixed Media on Canvas 63x54cm

Into Wonderland Mixed Media on Canvas 63x54cm

Checkmate Oil on Board   30x40cm SOLD

Checkmate Oil on Board   30x40cm SOLD

Wide-eyed in Wonder Acrylic on Canvas 28x23cm

Wide-eyed in Wonder Acrylic on Canvas 28x23cm

The White Rabbit    Acrylic on Board 35x46cm

The White Rabbit    Acrylic on Board 35x46cm