Painted driftwood on painted canvas. 36x36cm
Driftwood carving, L23xH10xW15xm £65
Drift wood carving and mount on wooden base. L20cm (8''), H10cm (4''), W15.5cm (6'') £65
Driftwood carving 8x5cm (3.5x2'') on wooden base £45
Carvings to illustrate a short children's story The Four-Legged Starfish. Maple wood panels, carved and painted with acrylics. 6inch (16cm) perimeter.
A carving made from a piece of driftwood. Dimensions 6.5inch (16cm) x 1.2inch (3.5cm)
A ghost catcher snake carved out from a found twig and painted with acrylics. Length 9.5 inch (24cm), thickness 0.5inch (1.5cm).
It's intended to be an object of contemplation that has different aspects and nuances from different angles. It can represent the paths of travel across, or up and down, through a period of exploration. It is deliberately not fixed to the base so it can change positions and can be carried. Driftwood carving L7xH7x1.5cm (3x3x0.6'') on wooden base £50
Carving made from a found hardwood driftwood and painted with acrylics. Dimensions 4.4x4.9inch (11x12cm).
Driftwood carving on painted canvas and carved and painted frame. L27xH15.5xW2cm
This series of four paintings explores the theme of human transformation, of change.
The fire energy makes one burn through self destructive behaviour patterns to crash and fall or sink, deep inside, where it is possible to shed some emotional burdens in order to come out lighter; to recover and renew. Or not.
The paintings in this series together form a coherent whole depicting different stages of this intimate process. They can also stand on their own and be experienced separately for each stage.
Here are paintings inspired by my trips to Dorset and Peak District.
5 Primal Animals series (in progress)
The 5 Primal Animals series is originally inspired by the traditional
Chinese QiGong practice that is based on the characteristics, spirit and movement of 5 animals that are Crane, Tiger, Bear, Deer and Monkey. Each animal explores different qualities and our approach to life.
Brighton and around
Born in the former Czechoslovakia, I am now living and painting near Brighton. I studied Aesthetics at Masaryk University and gained my MA in 2010 with a thesis on Francis Bacon. I have exhibited around Europe including Prague, Florence, Barcelona and London.
I am a migrant from another place, born and raised under communism. Now I live and paint in Sussex and feel the freedoms that are everywhere - not just society but also in nature - the sea skies, the seascapes, the hard rock and soft rock, the uplands and downlands, crowded woodlands and empty marshes - it all speaks to me of a freedom to cleave to.
It taught me how the gloom of oppression is absorbed and reflected in the world around us. And so is liberty to be found in our trees and water lands; we must cherish it so we don't lose it.
Thank you for looking.