122 x 122 x 6.5cm
Oil and wax on board
This striking and sumptuous artwork is literally created by setting the paint on fire.
The single red pigment is set alight on the canvas. The flames are sculpted to create a remarkable depth of movement which makes the heart vibrate off the canvas.
The heart literally appears out of the flames. An expressive heart emerging from the enigmatic mystery of the smoke behind it. Here the curling tendrils of paint give the heart an almost gothic fairytale quality.
The scale of the canvas makes this a physically impressive artwork which will make a thrilling impact in any space.
Each painting in this Fire Heart series is by its very nature, unique.
See below for more details about the fire painting process and watch it in action.
Painting with fire is dangerous and unpredictable. That's why I enjoy using it as a creative process. Beeswax, oils and resins are mixed with oil paint and applied warm to the canvas then ignited.
The paint can burn from within a few inches of flame to almost a metre in height. I sculpt the flames and smoke using a compressed air gun, which finally extinguishes the fire.
The end result is a complex mix of wax and oils similar to encaustic painting. The fire and soot create all the deep tones and shading. The hot molten paint mixture gives the painting movement, depth and a richness of colour.
All artwork is shipped directly from the studio. Delivery within the UK (including Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland) is free.
Each artwork is packed in a bespoke wooden crate to ensure it arrives with you in perfect condition. We only use national trackable couriers.
Standard delivery takes 3-5 working days. (Please note Bank holidays may take longer.)
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