After the Poetry
2016 - 2017

This series explores the love, beauty and longing that exist in the process of aging and dying. Beyond the first flushes of a new love; beyond the lustful encounters, these intimate flower portraits with titles borrowed from the likes of Robert Browning, Emily Bronte and Christina Rossetti express the love that persists after the initial poetry has passed.

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"Remember me when I am gone away" (Christina Rossetti) Oil on canvas 38" x 38" (97 x 97cm)

"'Tis not thy love I fear to lose" (Katherine Phillips) Oil on canvas 38" x 38" (97 x 97cm)

"I wish I could remember that first day..." (Christina Rossetti) Oil on canvas 38" x 38" (97 x 97cm)

"Love at the closing of our days…" (Fyodor Tyutchev) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"How lonely all the years will run Until I rest by thee" (John Byrne Leicester Warren) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"He leaned above me, thinking that I slept" (Christina Rossetti) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"Soon you will have, Dear, to vanish from me" (Thomas Hardy) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"…too soon comes Death to show We love more deeply than we know." (Coventry Patmore) Oil on board 12" x 16" (30.5 x 40.6cm)

"Then did I learn how existence should be cherished" (Emily Bronte) Oil on board 12" x 16" (30.5 x 40.6cm)

"Love me no more for I am grown Too dead and dull for thee to own" (Katherine Phillips) Oil on board 12" x 16" (30.5 x 40.6cm)

"…we think of all that was In the long ago." (Christina Rossetti) Oil on canvas 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"Come live with me, and be my love" (Christopher Marlowe) Oil on canvas 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

“Only our love hath no decay” (John Donne) Oil on canvas 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be" (Robert Browning) Oil on board 12" x 16" (30.5 x 40.6cm)

"I, who saw power, see now love perfect too" (Robert Browning) Oil on board 12" x 16" (30.5 x 40.6cm)

"What I aspired to be, and was not, comforts me" (Robert Browning) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"Thou waitest age: wait death nor be afraid!" (Robert Browning) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

"Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same!" (Robert Browning) Oil on board 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5cm)

“I said to Love, ‘It is not now as in old days…’”(Thomas Hardy) Oil on Canvas 24" x 36" (60.9 x 91.4cm)

“I remember when we used to kiss” (Peter Meinke) Oil on Canvas 24" x 36" (60.9 x 91.4cm)

"I desired my dust to be mingled with yours" (Ezra Pound) Graphite on canson paper 67 x 60cm (framed)

"The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one" (Omar Khayyám) Graphite on canson paper 46.8 x 39.3cm (framed)

"…thou art too dear for my possessing." (William Shakespeare) Graphite on canson paper 31.6 x 37.5cm (framed)

"I have no more to say, but linger still" (Lord Byron) Graphite on canson paper 28.5 x 37.5cm (framed)

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