Being a figurative painter, I have always felt part of the Greco-Roman tradition. Recently I have been drawn to explore that legacy. The archetypal story of Diana and Actaeon has captured the imagination of so many artists including Titian and Gainsborough. The impact of a small gouache by Gainsborough, on show at his house in Sudbury, sparked in me the desire to take on the subject. Of course the National Gallery’s Diana and Actaeon and the Death of Actaeon have been an important presence in my life.
DIANA and ACTAEON
Diana and Actaeon Part I
Diana and Acteon Galleries
Below: Films, Diana and Actaeon Part I and
Diana and Actaeon Part II - The Story
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Living near Dartmoor I have found subjects there to which I return often. To the north of the moor lies Coombe Farm which abuts ancient woodland. This is the setting for my Diana and Actaeon series. In the past two years I have been concentrating on making work around the Ovid story, and I continue to do so.