Faces

Beasts

Fictions

Fables

Sketchbooks

Newmedia



I draw and paint a wide range of fictional work, usually in series. A new theme might hail from a dream, a doodle, or some obscure fact from antiquity. Here I explore the invention of the first Roman Calendar with images I created from collaged ancient book cloth. In another series, I collaborate with Honore de Balzac, the French novelist, to illuminate some of the characters he once drew, in words, to depict life in 19th Century France. I also illuminate the secret life of leaves, using leaves from my backyard fig tree for painting surfaces. Most recently, I have invented a large cast of imaginary beings, beasts, places and purely fictitious maps that lead to nowhere in particular.

PaxMan

Roman, scanned and collaged remnants of old linoleum and antique bookcloth

 

BalzacVicar

The Vicar, Japanese paints on a page of Balzac fiction, 6 x 8 inches

 

 

Filial piety, carved wood and acrylic, dyptych, 16 X 10 inches

 

 

Goat, digital painting (on iPad)

 

Paxwoman

Roman Woman,  scanned and collaged remnants of old linoleum and antique bookcloth

 

 

Man in the figleaf,  hand-painted leaf, scanned, printed on Hahnemule German Etching Paper, 7"x5"

 

 

Madonna's Child (detail), oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches

 


leafgirlfeb

Muse, hand-painted leaf, scanned, printed on Hahnemule German Etching Paper, 7"x5"

 

 

A route they tried, digital painting (on iPad)

 

Paxmanseated

Julius, scanned and collaged remnants of old linoleum and antique bookcloth



Daughter of Zeus (not by Leida), digital painting (on iPad)



Visitor, woodcut print, drawing and digital