92 x 127 cm | 34 x 47 in
Original painting in oil on wooden board.
"In 2014 I spent 3 months in the Bolivian Jungle at International NGO and animal. refuge Communidad Inti Wara Yassi. The work I created was a response to the forest and the threats facing it. Patuju is one of three large scale paintings of the jungle, I built up multiple layers of traditional oil glaze, capturing pattern, texture, and the intense quality of light as it blazed through the canopy of trees. The three paintings have been shortlisted for two awards: The Dulux Let's Colour Award and The Dentons Art Prize."