It’s My First Time As A Werewolf

An enormous 13ft long painting with big shapes and colours

How big is your wall? This painting needs plenty of space to be hung and to breathe.
It won’t be to everyone’s taste but if you’ve got a swanky new apartment or just completed a self-build then I can think of no better way to stamp your individuality on a space than to hang an artwork like this in it.

GUARANTEED

One-off original painting
No prints or reproductions
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity & Valuation Certificate
Heat, UV and fade resistant

SIZE

400cm x 130cm (156″ x 51″)
Can be hung on any substrate or surface (except glass)
Can be rotated 180°
Stands out 65mm from the wall

THE STORY BEHIND IT

Let’s make no mistake this is a very big painting so you’re going to need a very big wall to display it; having said that it’s shapes and colours are equally as impressive as its size. The background is made up of five individual layers painted over a number of weeks, onto this are the top layers which are composed of a number of different contrasting colours. Part of the reason why I think this painting works so well is it apparent random craziness which, in actual fact, is a carefully planned out the series of paint applications.

I guess this piece only really works if you can put it on a wall that’s big enough to take it. If you try and squeeze this in somewhere it’s just going to dominate the space too much. The connection with the werewolf title is simply because I wanted to give it a name as crazy as the painting; it just really seemed to fit together well.

Perhaps the biggest statement you can make with this kind of art is to use it as a means to define your individuality. When convention and conformity are squeezing the life out of you it’s time to fight back. Using the best materials I’ve made sure that the rear is also is as carefully constructed as the front – using bespoke alloy strengthening channel and a reversible system to allow the painting to be flicked 180°, not bad for a 13 foot long painting

The story doesn’t end there though. To just think of this in terms of its size would be to miss the point of the painting. By it’s very nature it’s incredibly dramatic and even if it were half the size I still believe it would carry the same level of presence. That’s all down to the shapes I have created. To me it feels like it’s in constant motion and refuses to stop.

ADDITONAL INFORMATION

  • Canvas: Belgian medium weave; 375 gsm
  • Primer: Three coats prior to painting
  • Paints: My own formula enamel paints (10 colours)
  • Frame: 44mm Museum graded European softwood with ultra-low moisture content
  • Hand-stretched and stapled on the reverse
  • Features my own custom fabricated alloy strengthening channels at the rear and dual fixing points to allow for hanging the other way round

VIDEO

This short film of mine celebrates the art of pouring paint.

Pouring paint from a pot

I BRING MY ART DIRECTLY TO YOU

You don’t even have to move from the sofa to see my work for real.