Fox Amongst the Birches from Marc Alexander’s “Secret Forest” series.
Fox Amongst the Birches, oil on canvas, 30cm by 30cm, (2016). Inspiration for this body of work stems from Marc’s love and gratitude toward God for His marvellous creation, which has enthused within him an interest in forestry, particularly its aspects of conservation and regeneration.
The Secret Forest is a paradise of his imaginings, wondrous and alive with many fascinating forms of life. Marc says, “I have often gotten lost in its wooded beauty, trailing shadowy pathways and streams, searching every nook and cranny amongst tangled root systems and mossy rocks just so that I can feast my eyes on its hidden treasures”. This is a place where the feral imagination could easily envisage the likes of, elves and tree Ents. A place entirely unspoiled by mankind and the age of machines.
Many of Marc’s artworks are offered as fine art digital prints. Deftly photographed and printed on large format inkjet printers. These prints have a limited edition and are numbered bottom left and signed bottom right. The paper used is 320g Hahnemuhle museum class water-colour paper or Van Gogh cotton canvas. The process employs HP Vivera archival inks, which boast a 100+ year fade-proof promise.
These prints are also available in varying sizes. Each paper prints is plastic wrapped and supported with an acid-free foamcore backing board. The prints on canvas can be provided stretched or rolled in a core for easy shipping. A high class scratch resistant matt art-sealant is used to treat each canvas print. A fixed board which gives the stretcher firmness, prevents warping and ensures the artwork hangs flush against the wall is fixed directly behind the stretched canvas print. Further warping in larger stretchers is prevented by the addition of cross braces.