The Reekie Collection

Back home from touring the uk in ‘Is This Planet Earth?’, The Reekie Collection will be on show in St Leonards as part of the Coastal Currents festival. In this collection of oil paintings I have explored our fascination with Nature’s curiosities – unfamiliar organic forms have been preserved and presented for us to gaze upon.  Inspired by genuine Victorian specimens, the works have an air of authenticity and importance. However, on closer inspection, the creatures are imagined – just like the form and depth are in the picture itself.