‘Smoke and Ashes’ Skull – Print


The original painting started out life as an experiment in playing with colour and abstract style, and evolved three years later into a skull painting with a smokey feel to the background. My skull art is inspired by a man my Dad worked for in the 1980’s who kept a skull by his bed in order to remind him of his mortality and to stay grounded and humble. This profound and unusual thing to do, made a real impression on me as a child, and has given me the desire to echo this enlightening reality about our mortality and living the life we want for ourselves the best way we can, through my own art.

This piece is an artwork where I really started to bring colour into my work in a way that suits my style and aesthetic tastes, with a unique alternative vibe.

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This is a print of the original mixed media painting, a black layered watercolour background, with the skull painted over the top in metallic acrylic. Please note the print will not have a metallic finish.

This print is available in two sizes:

11×14″ (limited to 30 only).

 8×12″  (limited to 30 only).

Prints are available non mounted as standard. These are high quality Giclee prints, printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper and are hand signed, numbered and titled on the reverse.

Prints can be mounted (bright white colour mount) and/or framed for an extra cost in a black or white standard wooden frame. 11×14″ will come in a 16″ x 20″ mount and frame, and 8×12″ will come in an 11×14″ mount and frame.

Please specify your preferred frame colour choice in the notes section when you check out if choosing the framed option.