Size: 21cm x 30cm.
Medium: Collage paper on board.
This is a collage artwork based on the poem by Northamptonshire Artist John Clare (1793-1864) called 'Summer Evening'.
Jamie has made this artwork after visiting Fotheringhay Village by Canoe in the Nene Valley Northamptonshire. This 'painting' was made using the printed words of the poem with his collage technique known as 'text painting'. Words were cut, torn and layered to evoke the beauty of the wildlife and countryside surrounding his home in the United Kingdom.
This original artwork is mounted in a white wooden frame with non-reflective glass.
Summer Evening Original Painting
Jamie's artwork frequently uses a range of mixed media techniques that have also incorporated words. In recent years this has become more important and now collage is a major part of his work which often uses words poetry. The lines of various poems have been woven into his imagery - segments of which can be read.
The wide range of habitats such as wildflower meadows, wetlands, marshes, woodlands and wet grasslands are full of a diverse range of animals and birds. These offer endless inspiration for Jamie's artwork on a daily basis as he lives right on the edge of a stunning nature reserve near the towns of Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Rushden.
The Poem Used in this Painting-
by John Clare (1793-1864)
Crows crowd croaking overhead,
Hastening to the woods to bed.
Cooing sits the lonely dove,
Calling home her absent love.
With " Kirchup! Kirchup! " 'mong the wheats
Partridge distant partridge greets.
Bats fly by in hood and cowl;
Through the barn-hole pops the owl;
From the hedge, in drowsy hum,
Heedless buzzing beetles hum,
Haunting every bushy place,
Flopping in the labourer's face.
Flowers now sleep within their hoods;
Daisies button into buds;
From soiling dew the buttercup
Shuts his golden jewels up;
And the rose and woodbine they
Wait again the smiles of day.