The matchbox series was begun in 2013. I used old matchbox covers as a starting point for these pieces. The covers themselves gave me ideas as to the design of these small canvases, sometimes colour choices, sometimes images, but often both.  The idea of  giving old graphic and typographic design  a contemporary treatment  made the  project an exciting one with lots of new possibilities. So far there are 32 paintings in this series.
  1. Matchbox series 19. Gateway Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas.2013.
    Matchbox series 19. Gateway Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas.2013.
    This painting uses the Gateway label as a starting point for the design.
  2. Matchbox Series 12. Camp matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 17.7x12.7x1.7 cm. 2013
    Matchbox Series 12. Camp matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 17.7x12.7x1.7 cm. 2013
    The Camp matchbox is used as a basis for this image.
  3. Matchbox Series 26. Winners Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014
    Matchbox Series 26. Winners Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014
    The colours of the original matchbox inspired my design choices.
  4. Matchbox Series 29. Arthur Cooper Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014.
    Matchbox Series 29. Arthur Cooper Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014.
    The guardsman on the matchbox cover led to the choices of colour and composition.
  5. Matchbox Series 22. Sunshine Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014.
    Matchbox Series 22. Sunshine Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014.
    All the colours of a sunshine day.
  6. Matchbox Series 24.Fire King Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014
    Matchbox Series 24.Fire King Matchbox and Acrylic on Canvas. 12.7x17.7x1.5cm. 2014
    Th e colours on this canvas are indicative of fire.