Click image to VIEW Artist note: One of my early pieces now on my living room wall. Just a double handful of 'bows' dropped onto my film from a height.
Artist note. This half-inch scrap of fungus was removed from an apple tree to my studio for x-ray. I really like the 'nodule' areas. The x-rays suggest a soft texture, but the reverse is true. I added a green tone and mirrored the image for added interest.
Here is Batty: Brought into my studio by a neighbour after a 'run-in' with her cat. Posed him as sensitively as I could, and he has become a global star. Won a Wellcome Image Award in 2014 and continues to appear online and in the press
Cyclamen: Individual bloom iconic and graceful with beautiful texture. Works really well in a range of colours. Selected for inclusion in an important calendar in Germany 2020
The Daffodil: Had a visit from a well known graphic artist, who insisted that this would be the best piece I would ever create. I believe it makes the grade, but I shall strive to do better.
x-ray teredo plank
Maybe the title doesn't do much? Story behind this image. Friend of mine came to my studio with some fuel for my stove. He had been collecting driftwood and when he cut one large trunk there were many holes. (Beetles?) No. I split one of the rings into a plank for x-ray. Really dynamic tunnel system revealed. Source was Teredo Navalis (Ship worm) responsible for the loss of many wooden hulled vessels and many men.
Artist note: These shells appear to have a weightless quality. This one works really well as a 30 inch canvas.
x-ray Finch Gold
Bamboo, finch and wheat composition seems popular, especially as a table-top or desktop acrylic panel. Another view of the same bird in the next image.
x-ray Finch blue
Despite clearly displaying wings, and thus obviously a bird, it surprised me the first time someone complimented me on my x-ray of a frog. It has happened again several times since. Maybe the blue suggests a water creature? Do email me if you first think frog.
x-ray Polygonum Lilac
Beautiful leaf structure in a colour that suits the subject very well. Great as an acrylic panel.
x-ray red tulips
Probably my most popular x-ray. This 'family group', cropped from a larger spray is a joyful thing. The blooms could be having a conversation.