Warning, 2018
Oil Painting of Abyssal Grenadier by A Gould

The Abyssal Grenadier painting is a warning. Inspired by a pirate flag it looms defiantly out of the blackness. I painted this deep-sea fish with the personality and emotions that a person might exhibit under threat. It’s an iconoclast of the way humans view the animal kingdom, looking at his painting, we become the outsiders and are challenged to change our behaviour. I have been working with an eminent Marine Ecologist Dr. A Jamieson, on the subject of deep-sea life and pollution. The exploration and human dives into the deep-sea trenches in 2019 is both exciting and destabilising. Like the painting it brings issues of our own mortality and the lives of our children into sharp focus.


Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
Signed on reverse
In a private collection

Oil Painting of Abyssal Grenadier by A Gould

The Abyssal Grenadier painting is a warning. Inspired by a pirate flag it looms defiantly out of the blackness. I painted this deep-sea fish with the personality and emotions that a person might exhibit under threat. It’s an iconoclast of the way humans view the animal kingdom, looking at his painting, we become the outsiders and are challenged to change our behaviour. I have been working with an eminent Marine Ecologist Dr. A Jamieson, on the subject of deep-sea life and pollution. The exploration and human dives into the deep-sea trenches in 2019 is both exciting and destabilising. Like the painting it brings issues of our own mortality and the lives of our children into sharp focus.


Oil on linen
40 x 50cm
Signed on reverse
In a private collection