the forge

This work has been inspired by the forge and machines at Portland Works. I painted ‘The Portland Ghost’ (top left) in response to a supernatural story told to me by Andy Cole the toolmaker, it is his experience of meeting a benevolent entity whilst working late into the night.  The colour in ‘Blue machine’  (top right) is very particular to the heavy hammer machines and the imaginary drawing ‘The forge’  (bottom) is an assembly  of components put together in a random composition.