A recent trip to Jacks Camp in the Kalahari Desert inspired a new collection of flamingo paintings by artist Jeremy Houghton. These works have been elevated by gold leaf, some on round canvases, as a comment on the rarity of this endangered species.
“Flamingos give you infinite possibilities for composition. With flamingos, when I start painting, I don’t know what I’m going to achieve: I just go for it. And I always find something fun, colourful and uplifting. It’s a totally different way from how I usually work, which is great because it stops me getting stagnant.”
Flamingos have become a visual signature for artist Jeremy Houghton – bright and uplifting, the paintings are intentionally joyful.