Senegal 30.03 Ngouda Dione


oil on braced birch panel

30 x 40 x 3cm

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Senegal 30.03 Ngouda Dione

Oil on birch wood panel

30 x 40 x 3cm


Senegal 30.03 Ngouda Dione was painted from a news report on Reuters about the search for water in Senegal due to drought. The title refers to the place, date and source for the painting. I was drawn to the image because of the human plight when faced with such a drought. Drought is a huge issue exacerbated by climate change but is difficult to illustrate in image form. This photo taken by Ngouda Dione is seemingly a drone photo and clearly illustrates the dry landscape. It was painted by using washes of thin oil upon a yellow ground, on top of which I added trees the figures and some shading.

The painting is in oil on a braced birch wood panel with clean wooden edges. It doesn’t need framing but can be should you prefer.

It was painted as part of a project I undertook in 2022 to paint a year of reportage images on the effects of climate change. I painted 46 works in 12 months. You can read more about the project in my News section. From October 2023 – April 2024 the entire project titled You And I Are Earth was exhibited at Firstsite Museum and Gallery in Colchester, Essex.

My aim in painting the project was to put a pause on these dramatic images which are fed to us through our tvs and phones and can pass us by in under a second. I wanted to see what an entire year of my edit of these images would look like. Spending time with each had a profound effect on me.

10% of this sale will be donated to Greenpeace.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 30 × 40 × 3 cm