Sometimes the search takes on an ugly shape but still it must go on. I'm least interested in realism in art. Reality should be in the conception but not the expression.
Three legs and a hoof
Oil on canvas
100 x 120


Roman gothic fantasy
Why did the the most beautiful daughter of a cobbler from the widest road die in an upside-down town N?
The semi-blind cobbler's daughter had three legs and one hoof ever since she born. Her father hid this fact by making a custom pair of shoes. One had an opening for three legs and the other one could perfectly accommodate a hoof.
The daughter would wear them under a grand, puffy dress and go for promenades around town, so all the citizens seemed to be under her spell.
One day a local tailor fell in love with her and to everyone's delight, the feeling was mutual. The gentleman soon proposed and the day of the wedding was set. Preparation were in full swing but the cobbler was so anxious to get everything right that he mixed up the prosthetics that led to the shoes unfit for the brides legs. Alas, on the day of the wedding the pretty daughter died of despair and fear that her disability would be uncovered before due time. Neither her heart, nor mind could reconcile to the idea of appearing in such unbecoming sight in front of the groom.
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Sometimes the search takes on an ugly shape but still it must go on. I'm least interested in realism in art. Reality should be in the conception but not the expression.
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David Bowie
Oil on canvas
90 x 100cm

The original painting sold on
Saatchi Art. Please get in touch, if you'd like a print.

I tried to capture the real David Bowie. These are colours of his soul. If we open it up, this is it.
Accordant and inspired by his own style of painting.
Vibrant, changing, warm.
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