I Create Miniature Paintings Based On Memories And Moments From My Life, Here Are My Best 70 Works
All my pieces are hand-painted in acrylic on miniature 4"x4" (10x10cm) canvas board. I recreate the simple beauty and nostalgia of moments in everyday life, particularly sunsets or sometimes dreamlike night skies, as well as trips across my local moorland, recreated from photos I have taken over the years. I like being able to find, capture, and create beauty in landscapes that wouldn't stereotypically be considered picturesque: driving along a motorway, the outskirts of a city, the street of a quiet neighborhood, the roof of a carpark, the headlights of traffic... we can find the beauty in anything if we choose to see it.
I wanted to find a muse that everyone could relate to, as well as a way for me to relive my memories to help with my mental health during lockdown. The pandemic has made many of us realize we took the simplest moments and activities for granted, and those are the exact things I wanted to capture in my paintings.
I have always been fascinated with miniature things, and the concept of capturing large-scale landscapes in a little snapshot, pocket-size memory, like a photo you’d take and have stored away on your phone—on a canvas—gives them a new lease of life.