David Hollington has started bringing us miniature portraits. Whenever I see him he pulls another set from his pocket. They are like fragments from a larger work, a cast of characters that can interact in any number of different stories.
So far I think there are 12 foxes, 5 owls, 2 hares and 24 saints. It’s an ongoing series and the company will keep on growing and growing. All of them are unique and they’re all extremely collectable.
David sent a few words:
I started creating this small scale ongoing series of paintings as an antidote to my larger more challenging works. The fox, hare and owl comprise a trinity of animals I employ to express a gamut of emotional states often interacting with a mortal or a god. In this series I have created for The Rowley Gallery I use the small intimate nature of a portrait to experiment and expand upon my fascination with creating and building upon the links and connections between the human and animal worlds. As a balancing device I also make a Saint image which can constantly shift and morph into any or every faith or denomination, or be open enough to suggest various divine entities.
See more work by David Hollington at The Rowley Gallery.