PICTURES FROM AN ORDINARY CHILDHOOD (HAPPY SNAPS)

1997-2005

Galerie 101, Ottawa, Canada - Galerie Observatoire 4, Montreal Canada - Contact Gallery, Norwich, UK - Kirby Gallery, Knowsley, UK - Pilgrim Gallery, London, UK  1997- 2005

This series of 'History' paintings draws on images from my family's photo albums.

Funding: Conseils des artes et lettres du Quebec 

Dr Livingstone I Presume? Pictures from an Ordinary Childhood 1997
Dr Livingstone I Presume? Pictures from an Ordinary Childhood 1997

Installation view Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada

'Ben dressed as Lord Stanley, Clare and James as African Savages, standing on the village green afte
'Ben dressed as Lord Stanley, Clare and James as African Savages, standing on the village green afte

Acrylic on canvas 203cm x 300cm

"Trophies: James wearing his prized World Cup 1974 track suit) and Clare standing outside Spring Gar
"Trophies: James wearing his prized World Cup 1974 track suit) and Clare standing outside Spring Gar

Acrylic on canvas 180cm x 290cm

"Trophies: James wearing his prized World Cup 1974 track suit) and Clare standing outside Spring Gar
"Trophies: James wearing his prized World Cup 1974 track suit) and Clare standing outside Spring Gar

Acrylic on canvas 180cm x 290cm

Pictures from an Ordinary Childhood 1997
Pictures from an Ordinary Childhood 1997

Installation view Galerie Observatories 4, Montreal, Canada

'Transcript of conversation with my Grandfather, taped shortly before his death in 1995'. 1997
'Transcript of conversation with my Grandfather, taped shortly before his death in 1995'. 1997

Acrylic paint on wall 250cm x 1100cm

"James, dressed in his hand knitted cardigan and beret, sitting in his pram wearing two Union Jack b
"James, dressed in his hand knitted cardigan and beret, sitting in his pram wearing two Union Jack b

Acrylic on canvas 170cm x 214cm

"James, dressed in his hand knitted cardigan and beret, sitting in his pram wearing two Union Jack b
"James, dressed in his hand knitted cardigan and beret, sitting in his pram wearing two Union Jack b

Acrylic on canvas 170cm x 214cm

Pictures from an Ordinary Childhood 2001
Pictures from an Ordinary Childhood 2001

Installation view Kirby Gallery, Knowsley, UK

"John (wearing an authentic Colonial Pith Helemt) sitting in the living room of Brook Cottage holdin
"John (wearing an authentic Colonial Pith Helemt) sitting in the living room of Brook Cottage holdin

Acrylic on canvas 190cm x 244cm

Dr Livingstone I Presume? Pictures form an Ordinary Childhood 2002
Dr Livingstone I Presume? Pictures form an Ordinary Childhood 2002

Installation view Contact Gallery, Norwich, UK

Cairo 1943 1996
Cairo 1943 1996

Acrylic on canvas 344cmx 244cm