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  • Maya Visions
  • Beyond Demons And Angels
  • Vision of Light in Waves

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They SHimmer Within  

They Shimmer Within
A new, cognitive-evolutionary perspective on visionary phenomena - Released March 2018

An exciting new perspective on visionary beings and other mind-blowing phenomena encountered with strong psychedelic plants and drugs comes with the publication of the third volume in my 'Visionary Humanism' series of books. Here, a rational analysis of those strange otherworldly 'elves', shadow people and visionary beings is undertaken in several ways, from an anthropological survey of their common appearance in religion, folk-beliefs and visions of peoples throughout the world, to a psychological model of how these experiences arise which draws upon the cognitive science of religion and evolutionary psychology to initiate a new type of conversation about psychedelic phenomena: a cognitive/evolutionary visionary one. Beautifully illustrated with over 35 illustrations, this book will be released March 2018, and will be available from this site, as well as from Lulu and Amazon UK, USA and globally.

DreamCatcher 2018  

PaintUp with Kamamma - Dreamcatcher South Africa
Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa - February & March 2018

I am delighted to be returning for a third time to the town of Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa, to continue the next phase of the PaintUp with Kamamma mural initiative with Dreamcatcher South Africa. This project seeks to restore the cultural memory of the community of Melkhoutfontein, and help to build a prosperous future for the people by transforming their town into a photographic tourist destination. I am extremely proud to be invited back to paint yet further murals with the help of volunteers and locals, inspired by the prehistory and rock art of the region. Photographic updates to follow!!

Colombia Gathering  

Semilla de la Anaconda - Seeds of the Anaconda
Yumake Eco-Village, Rio Don Diego, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia - 9th to 16th Dec 2017

I am thrilled to announce my participation in an exhibition to accompany the 'Semilla de la Anaconda' gathering of indigenous people, shamans and artists taking place in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta indigenous reserve in Northern Colombia. This exhibition is a collaboration between Dreams & Divinities and 'Semilla de la Anaconda', and a programme of mural painting and ceremonies is planned for this shimmering meeting. I will be in attendance, and have created a new work - Chiguexica Muisca - celebrating the return of the Muisca ancestors, to exhibit along with a glittering array of other luminaries!

Paris Deer Show  

Le Cerf Sacré - The Sacred Deer
Visions Chamaniques, 91 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France - 17th to 30th November 2017

I am thrilled to have been invited to exhibit in this show celebrating the themes of the deer in art and religion, and its appearance in the sacred art of the Huichol people of Mexico. Over twenty contemporary visionary and surrealist artists have been invited to join a collection of authentic Huichol yarn paintings and other artforms from shaman-artists José Bénitez Sanchez, Crescensio Robles, Guadalupe de la Cruz, Guadalupe Rios Gonzale and Raymundo de la Rosa. I have contributed my 2014 Dual Image artwork Fernal Underworld Garden from my 'Fernal World' series, and I'm deeply honoured to be part of this show.

Visions 2017

A new image gallery of recent vision works from 2017-18 is now visible on this site, including Chiguexica Muisca, a large, multi-panel piece celebrating the return of the indigenous ancestors of Colombia returning into the modern world, and several meditations on the shimmering magic and awesome power of Bushman rock art, including /Kaggen's Water. There is also the image gallery Ta Sba Balamil Ta Ch'ulel, which gathers together all the artworks inspired by my Mexico 2014 visit. Also stay tuned for forthcoming updates on The Voice Project in early 2018!

Visions 2017

Beyond Demons and Angels Flyer  


Cupola Gallery, 178a Middlewood Road, Sheffield, S6 1TD, UK
February 11th - March 11th 2017

I am thrilled to announce :: Beyond Demons and Angels :: my first Solo Show in nearly five years, at Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK this coming February and early March.

This retrospective explores in vivid and vibrant imagery what happens when one steps beyond the boundaries of the everyday to look within, when you voyage beyond the dualities, moralities and identities within yourself to commune with the wordless, living images enfolded into each human being.

Along with some of my best works from the past five years, previously unseen works from the Fernal World series will also debut at this show, as well as new works from this year, including the eponymous 'Beyond Demons And Angels'. The exhibition will also showcase my Dual Image Medium, with more artworks of this type on display in a single show than ever before.

An open event takes place on Friday 10th February at 7.30pm. Come and see, and commune with shimmering animisms, playful gods and mythical life-affirming magic!

:: Download the Exhibition Invite PDF here! ::
:: Watch a short film about the exhibition here! ::

Voice Project  

The Voice Project - UV Update!
Creating a 13-panel, 33-ft long visionary mural of the Island of Britain

My Voice Project, my initiative is to create a 13 panel, 33 foot long visionary mural expressing the imaginal and mythical visions of the Island of Britain, has reached an interesting stage, with the acrylic underpainting and the first draft of the UV image completed. I have also significantly overhauled the Voice project exhibit pages here on my website, and beautiful scans of the latest stages can now be seen, including the UV image that lends a powerful sense of the project's magical, mythical imagery. Though I've been working on this since 2010 in one form or another, there's a long way to go yet!


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